associate professor, developmental and educational psychology counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Ph.D. University of Chicago
EXPERTISE / INTERESTSCognitive development and language learning in the classroom context; the role of teachers and peers in language acquisition and literacy; sources of individual differences in mathematical learning.
Bowers, E., & Vasilyeva, M. (2011). The relation between teacher in put and lexical growth of preschoolers. Applied Psycholinguistics, 32, 221-241.
Vasilyeva, M., Waterfall, H., Gamez, P., Gomez, L.E., Bowers, E., & Shimpi, M. (2010). Cross-linguistic syntactic priming in bilingual children. Journal of Child Language, 37, 1037-1064.
Vasilyeva M., & Bowers, E. (2010). Exploring the effects of similarity on mapping spatial relations. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 201, 221-239.
Vasilyeva, M., Casey, B., Dearing, E., & Ganley, C. (2009). Measurement skills in low-income elementary school students: Exploring the nature of gender differences. Cognition and Instruction, 27, 401-428.
Vasilyeva, M., Waterfall, H., & Huttenlocher, J. (2008). Emergence of syntax: Commonalities and differences across children. Developmental Science, 11, 84-97.
Vasilyeva, M., Duffy, S., & Huttenlocher, J. (2007). Developmental changes in the use of absolute and relative information: The case of spatial extent. Journal of Cognition and Development, 8, 455-471.
Vasilyeva, M., & Bowers, E. (2006). Children's use of geometric information in mapping tasks. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 95, 255-277.
Vasilyeva, M., Huttenlocher, J., & Waterfall, H. (2006). Effects of language intervention on syntactic skill levels of preschoolers. Developmental Psychology, 42, 164-174.
Levine, S., Vasilyeva, M., Lourenco, S., Newcombe, N., & Huttenlocher, J. (2005). Socioeconomic status modifies the sex difference in spatial skill. Psychological Science, 16, 841-845.
Vasilyeva, M. & Huttenlocher, J. (2004). Early development of scaling ability. Developmental Psychology, 40, 682-690.