Publications

Memory Flexibility

Memory Flexibility

Many children grow up learning two or more languages and recent research has found differences in cognitive performance between monolingual and bilingual children. Currently we are conducting research looking at ...
Eye Tracking

Eye Tracking

In the early stages of life, we begin to make sense of the world through our eyes. At the Early Learning Project, we are interested in looking at how young ...
CAFE

CAFE

Do you ever wonder how much media is used within your household? The Comprehensive Assessment of Family Media Exposure (CAFE) Consortium is a team of researchers with specialties in psychology, ...
Zoomers and Boomers: Grandparenting in the Digital Age

Zoomers and Boomers: Grandparenting in the Digital Age

In an era of social distancing, how do parents, grandparents, and infants keep in touch with each other? For example, how does your new grandbaby respond when you play peek-a-boo ...
Just Beginning

Just Beginning

The Just Beginning Project is a relationship based intervention consisting of instructional sessions and parent-child visits focusing on communication and socio-emotional enhancing techniques. Incarcerated teen parents are rarely given the ...
Imitation Learning: Hayne

Imitation Learning: Hayne

We can "ask" young children what they know by showing them something and seeing if they copy us. One of our early studies showed that infants learn 1-2 brand new ...
Learning from Picture Books and Television

Learning from Picture Books and Television

Children pick up information from everywhere. Learning from 2D and transferring that information into the real world is a complicated task for the memory system. In this series of studies ...
Learning from Television

Learning from Television

Learning from television involves transferring information from the 2D to the 3D world. In this series of studies we found that children could learn from television as young as 6 ...
Media Content and Context

Media Content and Context

This section includes an edited book which examines how learning from media by young children is impacted by the content and the context of the interactions. We conducted content analyses ...
Associative Learning: Rovee-Collier

Associative Learning: Rovee-Collier

This work was conducted in the lab of the infancy researcher pioneer, Carolyn Rovee-Collier. Together we examined how babies and toddlers linked together different pieces of memory, sometimes extending out ...
Learning and Memory

Learning and Memory

This section includes reviews of the field describing how babies learn and remember and also the methods that we use to measure memory. Brito, N. H., Fifer, W. P., Amso, ...
Children and Media

Children and Media

This section includes reviews of the findings from the field of children and media. Barr, R., McClure, E., Parlakian, R. (2019). Maximizing the potential for learning from screen experiences in ...

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