My research focuses on cognitive development and evolution by examining the development of spatial concepts in young children. Currently I am investigating the development of equivalence concepts such as symmetry in children’s constructions and the ability to recognize and manipulate equal spacing in the visual, manual and auditory modalities.
In addition to the research listed in my vitae, here are some examples of student research projects and theses that I have directed:
- Late adolescent identity stages and depression
- Exploring attitudes and dimensions of stigma toward the mentally ill in differing community types
- Adolescent malleability: The effect of praise in novel tasks