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Elida V. Laski

assistant professor
counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department

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Campion Hall
Room 201C


Thinking and Learning Lab

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Developmental Psychology, Program in Interdisciplinary Educational Research (PIER)

M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, Developmental Psychology

Ed.M, Boston University, Early Childhood Education

B.A., Boston University

Early Mathematical thinking and development; influences of materials on mathematics learning and instruction; application of cognitive science to educational practice


Laski, E.V., Schiffman, J., Vasilyeva, M., & Ermakova, A. (2016). Arithmetic accuracy in children from high- and low-income schools:  What do strategies have to do whith it?  AERAOpen. 2(2),  1-14.  doi: 10.1177/2332858416644219

Laski, E.V., & Dulaney, A. (2015). When prior knowledge interferes, inhibitory control matters for learning:  The case of numerical magnitude representations.  Journal of Educational Psychology, 107, 1035-1050. doi: 10.1037/edu0000034 

Collins, M., & Laski, E.V.(2015). Preschoolers' strategies for solving visual repeating pattern tasks.  Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 31, 204-214. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.04.004

Vasilyeva, M., Laski, E.V., Ermakova, A., Lai, W.F., Jeong, Y., Hachiagan, A. (2015). Re-examining the language account of cross-national differences in base-10 number representations. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 129, 12-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2014.08.004

Laski, E.V., Ermakova, A., & Vasilyeva, M. (2014). Early use of decomposition for addition and its relation to base-10 knowledge.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 35,444-454. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2014.07.002.

Laski, E.V., & Siegler, R.S. (2014). Learning from number board games: You learn what you encode.  Developmental Psychology, 50(3),853-864. doi: 10.1037/a0034321

Laski, E.V., & Yu, Q. (2014). Number line estimation and mental addition:  Examining the potential roles of language and education.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 29-44.

Laski, E.V., Reeves, T., Ganley, C., & Mitchell, R. (2013). Mathermatics teacher educators' perceptions and use of cognitive psychology research.  Mind, Brain, and Education, 7, 63-74.

Laski, E.V., Casey, B., Yu, Q., Dulaney, A., Heyman, M., & Dearing, E. (2013).  Spatial ability as a predictor of first grade girls' use of different arithmetic representations and strategies.  Learning and Individual Differences, 23, 123-130.

Laski, E. V., & Siegler, R. S. (2007). Is 27 a big number? Correlational and causal connections among numerical categorization, number line estimation, and numerical magnitude comparison. Child Development, 78, 1723-1743.

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