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Primary Advisor

Amy Needham

Contact Information

Lab Website
201 Hobbes

Research Area

  • Developmental Science
  • Education

    Vanderbilt University, Doctorate of Philosophy, Minor in Quantitative Methods            Expected Graduation: May 2017 

    Vanderbilt University, M.S., 2014 (Developmental Science)

    University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2012 (Psychology)


    Society for Research in Child Development

    International Society for Infant Studies

    Cognitive Development Society

    Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society

    Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

    Sarah Wiesen

    Graduate Student
    Research Area: Developmental Science

    Reaching, grasping, and object exploration during infancy

    I'm interested in how facilitating early reaching experience affects various areas of infants’ perception, both immediately as well as later in development. I'm currently investigating what it is about the sticky mittens early motor intervention that encourages three-month-old infants' object exploration skills. I'm also exploring how postural experience influences infants' reaching, grasping, and interest in toys. 

    Lab Website