Biography

Larissa Samuelson joined the School of Psychology as a professor in 2015. She received a BS with honors from Indiana University in 1993 and a joint Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Indiana University in 2000. From 2000-2015 she was in the Psychology Department at the University of Iowa. In 2010 Larissa received the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of developmental psychology. She has had continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 2004 and is an affiliate of the DeLTA Center.

Indicative Publications

Perone, S., Molitor, S., Buss, A.T., Spencer, J.P., & Samuelson, L.K. (2015). Inducing dimensional attention in the dimensional change card sort task. Child Development, 86(3) 812-827.

Kucker, S.C, McMurray, B. & Samuelson, L.K. (2015). Slowing down fast-mapping, redefining the dynamics of word learning. Child Development Perspectives, 9(2) 74-78

Jenkins, G., Samuelson, L.K., Smith, J.R., & Spencer, J.P. (2015) Non-Bayesian noun generalization in 3-5-year-old children: Probing the role of prior knowledge in the suspicious coincidence effect. Cognitive Science 39 268-306.

Perry, L.K., Samuelson, L.K., & Burdinie, J.B. (2014). Highchair philosophers: the impact of seating context on young children’s naming biases. Developmental Science, 17(5) 757-765. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12147

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