Conference Preview: Students and Faculty to Present at APA

Members of UD Learning Sciences are presenting at this year’s virtual American Psychological Association conference! The conference will take place August 6-8. Check out a preview of our group’s work below!

Fourth year PhD student Caroline Gaudreau is presenting on how questions affect toddlers’ pointing gestures and word learning with co-authors Calla Pritulsky, Maya Kaliakan, Hannah Puttre, Heather Fazio, Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Dr. Roberta Golinkoff. Her poster, titled, Where’s the Glorp? Toddlers Point More to Questions than Declaratives in the Context of a Word Learning Task, will be presented as part of Division 7’s programming and is available hereCaroline's APA poster

Assistant Professor Teomara (Teya) Rutherford is presenting two posters on mathematics motivation in Division 15. Dr. Rutherford explores children’s enjoyment, competence, and motivation in math activities. The first, with postdoctoral scholar Dr. Allison Liu, is titled, Comparing Child Enjoyment and Parent Perceptions of Child Enjoyment, and is available here. The second, first-authored by North Carolina State University PhD student Sarah Karamarkovich, is titled, Models of Growth: Longitudinal Expectancy-Value in Elementary Mathematics, and is available here.Caroline's APA poster

We would love your feedback! Caroline and Dr. Rutherford would be happy to discuss their posters further over email: and

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