Department of Developmental Psychology

Key Areas of Research Interests are:

Cognitive development in infancy, toddlers and preschool children:

  • Memory development in early infancy
  • The development of pretend play abilities
  • The development of invisible displacement ability

Cognitive development during childhood and throughout adulthood

Structure and function of memory:

  • Memory for Subject-Performed Tasks (SPTs)
  • Memory for faces
  • Memory function in healthy vs. patient populations (i.e. persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease)
  • Training strategies for optimal cognitive performance at different points of time in development
  • Memory and memory-associated aspects of cognitive development