Dr JL Shinskey

Research interests

The Royal Holloway Baby Lab studies cognitive development in infancy and early childhood, with a particular focus on how cognition, perception, and action interact to affect infants' mental representations of objects. We are best known for work supporting constructivist perspectives suggesting that infants' object knowledge is constructed gradually from experience perceiving and interacting with objects in the environment, in contrast to core knowledge perspectives suggesting that much of infants' object knowledge is provided innately by a domain-specific cognitive module dedicated to representing objects. New research interests include infants' and toddlers' ability to learn from pictures, and preschoolers' numerical abilities.

Teaching

Year 1 Coordinator

Teaching and Learning Committee

Research Participation Scheme Coordinator

 PS2040: Developmental Psychology

PS3041: Advanced Developmental Psychology

PS3200: Research Project

PS3210: Dissertation


PS3200: Research Project

PS3041: Advanced Developmental Psychology

PS3210: Dissertation

PS2040: Developmental Psychology

Research Participation Scheme Coordinator

Educational background

1999 PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

1996 MS University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

1993 BA Providence College, RI, USA

Affiliations

Association for Psychological Science

Cognitive Development Society

Higher Education Academy

International Society for Infant Studies

Jean Piaget Society

Society for Research in Child Development

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