Psychology students under the supervision of Prof. Nancy Rader invited to present at the Young Researchers Symposium at the APA convention in Hawaii this coming August.
A paper by Rebecca Post and Stephanie Miller, under the
supervision of Prof. Nancy Rader, Psychology, has been selected for
the Young Researchers Symposium at the APA convention in Hawaii in
August. Only five papers nationally were selected for this
symposium. Post and Miller's paper is titled, "Inside the Infant
Mind: Pupil Dilation Reveals Attention Processing in Early Word
Learning". Using technology that tracks eye movements and measures
pupil size, their research shows how gestures mothers use in
talking to infants support early
word learning by directing and enhancing attentional processes.