Areas of Interest
- Discovering how and when very young children gain knowledge from video, and what aspects of television can be used to enhance their ability to learn.
- Development of the understanding of video as a symbol; how video is not real but relates to real life.
- Infancy/ Early Childhood
- Symbolic Development
Current Research Topic/Field-Based Project
Examining how social interactivity plays a role in how toddlers use video to learn words.
Examining how infants use emotional information from video differently than from live speakers.
Examining how infants view physically impossible events presented on video.
Examining at what ages and under what circumstances infants learn words from commercially available videos like Baby Einstein.
- Research assistant, Georgetown University.
- B.A. (2003): Psychology, Northwestern University