Postdoctoral Fellow Smith Hall Room 101 Department of Psychology Rutgers University 101 Warren Street Newark, NJ 07102
I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Computational Cognitive Development (CoCoDev) Lab in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University - Newark working with Dr. Elizabeth Bonawtiz. My research interests are at the intersection between cognitive development and media technology. I am interested in understanding how children learn about the world in a digital media environment. I study whether learning processes differ between digital and concrete formats, what cognitive mechanisms underlie media-based learning, how individual differences influence transfer of learning from media, and the ways in which media technology can be used to support learning. I use experimental designs, individual difference measures, eye-tracking methodologies, and statistical and computational approaches to tackle these questions. My current research focuses on the process of children’s scientific inquiry in the context of interactive media technology.