Graduate Students


     
     

         Wendy Jung
          Postdoctoral Fellow - Developmental
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    Wendy received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences (Developmental Psychology concentration) from Tulane University. She also has a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (Early Childhood Education concentration) from the University of New Orleans and a B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the Infant and Toddler Development Project, she worked as an early childhood educator in the New Orleans area. Currently, she uses motion tracking technology to investigate how young children manipulate and understand properties of objects.


     

          Nick Fears
          Graduate Student - Developmental
          President of Graduate and Professional Student Association
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    Nick graduated with his B.S. in Psychology and a Neuroscience Certificate from Indiana University in 2013 and completed his M.S. at Tulane in 2016. He is currently a developmental psychology doctoral student at Tulane University. His research focuses on the complex relationships between cognitive, motor, and sensory processes in occupational tasks, such as using eating utensils and handwriting. He is especially interested in studying the developmental process across domains and levels, for example changes in motor skills bring new visual experience that change visual processing (as well as neural connectivity).


     

          Emily Lewis
          Graduate Student - Developmental
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    Emily received her B.A. from Boston College as a dual major in Psychology and Applied Psychology and Human Development. She is currently a developmental psychology doctoral student at Tulane University. She is interested in how one's interactions in the environment relate to conceptual development across the lifespan. Specifically her work investigates how basic cognition, such as the dimensions of time, space and number are linked to early action abilities in infancy and childhood. To identify early perceptual abilities and motor skills and to see how these may relate to cognitive abilities and later performance, she uses 3D motion analyses, eye tracking and behavioral assessments.


     
     

         Blair Youmans
          Graduate Student - Developmental
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    Blair graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Agnes Scott College in 2013. She is currently a developmental psychology doctoral student at Tulane University. Her research interests center around the cognitive development of children with neurodevelopmental diagnoses. Specifically, she is interested in the ways in which sensorimotor skills influence and promote cognitive development in atypically developing children.


     
     
     

         Lisa Chinn
          Graduate Student - Developmental
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    Lisa received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Oregon in 2009. In 2016, she received her M.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Tulane University. Lisa has worked and trained in multiple research labs studying topics such as theory of mind, autism, ADHD, attention, and EEG. She is currently a developmental psychology Ph.D. student at Tulane University. Her research focuses on the role of proprioception in infant acquisition of knowledge about their own bodies.