"Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." Robert Fulghum, Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Elizabeth Gunderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson’s research focuses on the cognitive and socio-emotional factors that affect young children’s academic achievement, especially in the domain of mathematics. She currently investigates how verbal interactions facilitate preschoolers’ development of number concepts; how visuo-spatial skills relate to children’s early numeracy skills and number line knowledge; how teacher’s and children’s anxieties influence students’ math performance; and how praise affects children’s development of achievement motivation.
An assistant professor of psychology at Temple University, Dr. Gunderson received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Chicago in 2012, and her B.A. in computer science and psychology from Yale University in 2005.