ITHACA, NY — Research conducted in the Cognition Laboratory at Ithaca College is helping those who study child development gain a better understanding of how children learn the meanings of words. The researchers found that if a person holding an object while talking makes hand gestures that move the object in rhythm with speech, an...
Nancy Rader, Psychology, has two recent publications using eye-tracking methodology that detail how, while speaking to an infant, caregiver gestures manage the infant’s attention; these gestures “unstick” infant attention from the speaker’s mouth and direct it to an object as it is being named.
ITHACA, NY — Educators interested in exploring human behavior in the context of sustainability action and education will be attending the annual Finger Lakes Project Workshop at Ithaca College, May 24–25. The theme of this year’s workshop is “The Psychology of Sustainability.”
Senior applied psychology major Callie Lehrer received the award for the poster “Perceptions become a reality: Students’ perceptions of disciplinary practices.” This study was a collaborative effort involving psychology students Seren Ozkan, Andrew Fisher, Heather Morihara, Katherine Twitchell and Stephanie Strzepek all students in Dr. Pena-Shaff research team.
Professor Barney Beins has co-authored the second edition of the book Effective Writing in Psychology: Posters, Papers, and Presentations, which he wrote with his daughter Agatha, an assistant professor of Women's Studies at Texas Woman's University. The book is published by Wiley-Blackwell.