PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1998
MS University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1995
BA University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1992
Olfaction and food perception in children and adults
I am a developmental psychologist with research interests in how olfaction affects thoughts and emotions. I study the development of cross-modal associations, olfactory memory, and children’s understanding of disgust. I am also interested in food perception, specifically what makes people attracted/repulsed by food, and how food perception may vary with individual characteristics. Please visit my web page for more information about my lab and research.
Introduction to child psychology from conception to middle childhood. Theory, methodology and research are presented in the areas of physical, cognitive, perceptual, social, and emotional development. This course will discuss research addressing the role of context (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, culture, family, peers, schools, neighborhoods) in shaping development. Three class hours and two hours at a local day care center. Prerequisite: Psychology 101.
Introduction to scientific method and experimental design. Emphasis is on the logical development of new ideas, kinds and sources of error in experimentation, methods of control, design and analysis of experiments, and scientific communication. Three class hours and three laboratory hours. Prerequisite: Psychology 205 and two (200-level) psychology electives; or permission of the instructor. Students must have at least 2nd semester sophomore status, or have permission of the instructor.
Intensive study of one or more areas of cognitive and perceptual development. Emphasis is on the unique characteristics of research with children. Laboratory work is conducted in a preschool or day care center. Design, execution, and analysis of several research projects is required. Prerequisites: Psychology 223 or 225 or 226 and 305. Three class hours and three laboratory hours.