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Faculty Advisor

Amy Needham

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(615) 322-3630

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B.A.    Psychology & English, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee May 2011

M.S.    Psychological Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee August 2013


Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Student Member

International Society for Infant Studies (ISIS) Student Member

Cognitive Development Society (CDS) Student Member

Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society

Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

Jane Hirtle

Graduate Student
Research Area: Developmental Science

I am a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Peabody.  My interests span a broad range of topics under the umbrella of infant cognition, including learning from video versus live contexts, problem solving, and help seeking.  I’m particularly interested in how babies learn to generalize knowledge and problem solving strategies.

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