Human Ecology Building 163
My research explores how social interaction impacts spatial processes with an emphasis on linguistic versus non-linguistic social cues. One line of research examines how certain types of language (e.g., language about spatial features) affect spatial skills such as spatial memory and mental rotation. A second line of research examines how non-verbal cues (e.g., eye gaze, gesture) and social affiliation affect visual perspective-taking and imitation. I explore these topics from a developmental perspective by working with a wide age range of children and adults.
M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of Arkansas
B.A., Psychology, Hendrix College