Recent Dissertations

The titles of some of the dissertations completed, and listed below, give an idea of some of the research created in the programs.

Natalie Brezack, "Does active experience support children's learning from instruction?"; 2022.
Research associate in learning and technology, WestEd.

Haerin Chung, "Investigating the connection between action and action perception in infancy"; 2022
Postdoctoral associate, Boston University.

Gisella Diaz, "Distinct neural signals reveal a dissociation between storage of individuated items and spatial attention"; 2022.
Product data analyst, Jellyvision.

Elizabeth Huppert, "Flexible Fairness: How Context Shapes Social Preferences"; 2022.
Postdoctoral fellow in Dispute Resolution Research Center at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

Yagmur Kisa, "A communicative account of gesturing when speaking is difficult"; 2022.
Postdoctoral reseearcher at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Ryan Lange, "Feature-level effects in object-substitution masking of color and tilt"; 2022.
Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago.

Madeleine Oswald, "Giving Number Words a Hand: The Role of Iconic Number Gestures in Supporting Children's Math Language Development"; 2022.
Early Childhood Learning Specialist, University of Chicago.

Nancy Pantoja, "Child Math Achievement: Relation to Self-Relevant Math Attitudes, Parent Math Attitudes, and Parent Talk": 2022.
User experience researcher, Renaissance Learning.

Jaelyn Peiso, "Divisive Normalization and the Flexible Resolution of Ambiguity"; 2022.

JP Riggle, "Sex Differences in the Circadian and Ultradian Rhythms of Mice"; 2022.
Postdoctoral scholar in Physiology, University of California, San Francisco.

Frederica Rockwood, "Individual differences in social motivation"; 2022.
Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago.

Kathryn Schertz, "How the physical environment influences thought content: The role of naturalness and visual features"; 2022.
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Michigan.

Colleen Wohlrab, Psychophysiology of Motivation: Competing Social and Bodily Needs"; 2022.
Consultant, ClearView Health Partners.

James Waller, "The use of role shift with classifier constructions in American Sign Language"; 2021.
Postdoctoral researcher, Gallaudet University.

Bernett, Deena "Memory for Arithmetic Facts Learned by Rote Memorization versus via Algorithmic Computation" 2021.
Data scientist, Amplify.

Hirsch, Gabriella "Playing Hard to Get: The Effects Of Anodal tDCS on Memory Performance as a Function of Task Difficulty and Sleep Quality" 2021.
Research manager, JP Morgan Chase

Lu, Jenny "Emerging deictic systems shaped by language, modality, and social interaction" 2021.
Postdoctoral researcher, University of California, Berkeley

Sheriff, Andrew "Coordinated respiratory and brain rhythms during spatial navigation and learning" 2021.
Postdoctoral researcher, Northwestern University Medical campus

Slezak, Emily "Grouping ambiguous neural representations: Stimulus vs. percept-level cues" 2021
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Washington

Burke, Nicole "The Cognitive Value of Social Relationships: An Argument for Social Network Theory" 2021.
Postdoctoral researcher, New York University

Carrazza, Cristina "Parent attitudes about young children's math learning: Connections to parent math support and child math outcomes" 2021.
Research scientist, National Opinion Research Center

Hakim, Nicole "Characterizing Working Memory Delay Period Activity" 2021.
Postdoctoral researcher, Stanford University

Onishi, Kenneth "Transkingdom Interactions Regulate Behavior Across the Lifespan" 2021.
Associate manager, Business development and licensing, Polsky Center

Vollman, Elayne "Learning Beyond Accuracy: Evidence for Worked Examples as a Support for Students’ Proportional Reasoning Gains" 2021.
Visiting Instructor, Lake Forest College

Jenifer, Jalisha "Calculated Avoidance: The Role of Effort-Based Valuations in the Relation Between Math Anxiety and Math Avoidance" 2021.
Postdoc, Barnard College

Hall, Casey "Gesture as a Bridge Between Non-Declarative and Declarative Knowledge" 2020.
Game Tester, Cards Against Humanity

Lau, Becky Ka Ying "The Effect of Nativenesss of Language on Social Norm Adherence" 2020.
User Experience Researcher, Facebook

Herts, Julianne "Adult Math Anxiety: Relation to Math Performance and Adult/Child Math Interactions"  2020.
User Experience Researcher

Meidenbauer, Kim  "The Role of Preference in the Affective and Cognitive Benefits of Nature" 2020.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago