Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Amy Booth


ProfessorPh.D., University of Pittsburgh, PA

Amy Booth

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Individual differences in the language and cognitve skills of young children

Biography


Amy E. Booth holds a BA in Psychology from Brown University, an MSc in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Booth joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 after serving 14 years on the faculty of Northwestern University. Booth’s research focuses broadly on early cognitive development and learning. In much of her work, she has explored interactions between categorization, conceptual knowledge and word learning in infants and preschoolers. With the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation, she is currently investigating the role of individual differences in children’s word-learning skills in explaining disparities in vocabulary and early literacy as children enter school. In another line of work, also supported by the National Science Foundation, Booth is investigating the origins of children’s scientific literacy by examining early interests in, and ability to reason about, causal information. The long-term goals of both projects are to develop early interventions to close persitent achievement gaps and to optimize academic success for all children in both language and science.

   

Courses


PSY 333D • Intro To Developmental Psych

43224 • Spring 2017
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM

Physical, social, and cognitive development in humans. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 304 and 333D may not both be counted. Psychology 333D and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 6: Introduction to Developmental Psychology) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 304 • Intro To Child Psychology

42995 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM NOA 1.102

General introduction to physical, social, and cognitive development from conception onward. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 304 and 333D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

PSY 304 • Intro To Child Psychology

42230 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM NOA 1.126

General introduction to physical, social, and cognitive development from conception onward. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 304 and 333D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

PSY 304 • Intro To Child Psychology

42535 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM NOA 1.126

General introduction to physical, social, and cognitive development from conception onward. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 304 and 333D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

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