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Developmental Psychology


Andrei Amatuni

Graduate student

andreiamatuni@utexas.edu

Education: B.S., Brain and Cognitive Science, University of Rochester

Interests: attention, representation learning, embodied cognition, language learning

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James Daly

Graduate student

jdalybro@utexas.edu |
SEA 1.212C

Education: B.A., Stanford University

Interests: Conceptual development, belief revision, language

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Melanie Gonzalez

Graduate student

msgonzalez@utexas.edu |
SEA 1.318B

Education: B.S., M.A., Cornell University

Interests: Adolescent development; Academic motivation and engagement; Social group disparities in motivational support; Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies

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Kelsey Kelley

Graduate Student, Woolley Lab

kelsey.kelley@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Supernatural explanations across development; Individual differences in belief

Anna Madden-Rusnak

Graduate student

amaddenr@utexas.edu |
4.106 RLP

Education: M.A. Psychological Research, Texas State University

Interests: Methodology, Statistics, Development

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Fortunato Medrano

Graduate student

fmedrano@utexas.edu

Education: B. S., Northwestern University

Interests: Social Cognitive Development; Adolescent Psychological Interventions; Scalable Interventions; Psychological Measurement

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Jenny Nissel

Graduate student

jenny.nissel@utexas.edu |
1.318E

Education: B.A., Yale University

Interests: Development of imagination, fantasy-reality distinction

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Shaden Powell

Graduate student

shaden.powell@utexas.edu

Education: M.Ed in Counseling and Human Development, George Mason University

Interests: Caregiver- child interactions, Development, Language, Mental health interventions

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Mayra Chantal Ramirez

Graduate student

mayrachantal@utexas.edu |
SEA 1.318D

Education: M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: bilingual and monolingual language development, parent-infant interaction, parental responsivity, Latinx child development

Sara Schroer

Graduate student

saraschroer@utexas.edu

Education: M.A. Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana University

Interests: caregiver-infant interactions, language acquisition and word learning, attention, cross-cultural research

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Nicole Steiner

Graduate student

nicole.steiner20@utexas.edu

Education: BA in Psychology & Linguistics; BA in English, Emory University

Interests: cognitive development, language and thought, concept formation, metaphor, prelinguistic cognition, language for pain, abstract thought, time.

Katherine Williams

Graduate student

kwilliams03@utexas.edu

Education: B.A. in Psychology, Skidmore College

Interests: learning, pragmatic language, conceptual development


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