Department of Psychology

Dr. Amy Learmonth

Office:   Science East 2062A; Cognition, Memory, and Development Lab, Science 2019
Phone:   973-720-2765
Email:   learmontha@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   M 10:00-noon, TR 3:00-4:00pm, F 2:00-5:00pm

Department: Psychology
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Cognitive development, Comparative development, Memory
URL: http://nova.wpunj.edu/cmdlab

Selected publications:

Barr, R, Rovee-Collier, C. & Learmonth, A. (2011). Potentiation in young infants: The origin of the prior knowledge effect? Memory and Cognition, 39(4), 625-636.

Learmonth, A.E. & Newcombe, N. (2010). The development of Place Learning: a comparative approach.  In Dolins & Mitchell (Eds) Spatial Perception, Spatial Cognition Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, MA.

Learmonth, A., Newcombe, N., Sheridon, N. & Jones, M (2008). Why Size Counts: Children’s spatial reorientation in large and small enclosures. Developmental Science, 11(3), 414-426.

Cuevas, K., Rovee-Collier, C. & Learmonth, A. E. (2006). Forming associations between infants’ co-active memory representations of stimuli that are absent. Psychological Science, 7(6), 543-549.

Newcombe, N., & Learmonth, A.E. (2005). Development of spatial competence. In P. Shah, & A. Miyake (Eds.) The Cambridge handbook of visuospatial thinking. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, MA. 213-256.

Learmonth, A.E., Lamberth, R. & Rovee-Collier, C. (2005). The social context of imitation in infancy. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 91, 297-314.

Learmonth, A.E., Lamberth, R. & Rovee-Collier, C. (2004). Generalization of deferred imitation during the first year of life. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 88, 297-318.

Laurance, H., Learmonth, A.E., Jacobs, W. J.,& Nadel, L. (2003). Maturation of Spatial Navigation Strategies: Convergent findings from computerized spatial environments and self-report. Journal of Cognition and Development, 4(2), 211-238.

Learmonth, A.E., Nadel, L., & Newcombe, N. (2002). Children’s use of landmarks: Implications for modularity theory. Psychological Science,13, 337-341.

Learmonth, A.E., Newcombe, N., & Huttenlocher, J. (2001). Toddlers’ use of metric information and landmarks to reorient. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 80, 225-244.

Newcombe, N., & Learmonth, A. (1999). Change and continuity in early spatial development: Claiming the “Radical Middle”. Infant Behavior and Development, 22, 457-474.

Newcombe, N., Huttenlocher, J., & Learmonth, A. (1999). Infants’ coding of location in continuous space. Infant Behavior and Development, 22, 483-510.

 

Recent professional presentations:

Learmonth, A.E. (2011, March). Which way do I go? Human spatial ability in a computer based task. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Bronstein, M.* & Learmonth, A.E. (2011, March). Early gender stereotypes in preschoolers.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Nieves, N.* & Learmonth, A.E. (2011, March). An investigation of the relationship between abstract reasoning and religiosity. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

* William Paterson Undergraduate