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Reorientation and Landmark-Guided Search by Young Children
Disoriented 4-year-old children use a distinctive container to locate a hidden object, but do they reorient by this information? We addressed this question by testing children's search for objects in… Expand
Affective regulation in trichotillomania: Evidence from a large-scale internet survey.
- A. Shusterman, Lauren D. Feld, L. Baer, N. Keuthen
- Medicine, Psychology
- Behaviour research and therapy
- 1 August 2009
Trichotillomania (TTM), a repetitive hair-pulling disorder, is underrepresented in the clinical literature. The current project explores the relationship between affective regulation and disordered… Expand
Into the pressure cooker: Student stress in college preparatory high schools.
PURPOSE The goals of this study were to (1) measure psychological, physiological, and behavioral indicators of stress, (2) assess the relationship between stress and student attitudes, and (3)… Expand
Evidence from an emerging sign language reveals that language supports spatial cognition
- J. Pyers, A. Shusterman, A. Senghas, E. Spelke, K. Emmorey
- Medicine, Psychology
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 25 June 2010
Although spatial language and spatial cognition covary over development and across languages, determining the causal direction of this relationship presents a challenge. Here we show that mature… Expand
Acquisition of the Cardinal Principle Coincides with Improvement in Approximate Number System Acuity in Preschoolers
Human mathematical abilities comprise both learned, symbolic representations of number and unlearned, non-symbolic evolutionarily primitive cognitive systems for representing quantities. However, the… Expand
Cognitive effects of language on human navigation
Language has been linked to spatial representation and behavior in humans, but the nature of this effect is debated. Here, we test whether simple verbal expressions improve 4-year-old children's… Expand
Young children's spontaneous use of geometry in maps.
Two experiments tested whether 4-year-old children extract and use geometric information in simple maps without task instruction or feedback. Children saw maps depicting an arrangement of three… Expand
Minimal-group membership influences children's responses to novel experience with group members.
Children, like adults, tend to prefer ingroup over outgroup individuals, but how this group bias affects children's processing of information about social groups is not well understood. In this… Expand
Language and the development of spatial reasoning
Do analog number representations underlie the meanings of young children’s verbal numerals?
Children learn to count, and even learn the cardinal meanings of the first three or four verbal numerals ("one" through "three" or "four"), before they master the numerical significance of counting.… Expand