Faculty Directory

Marina Vasilyeva

Associate Professor


CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology


  • Vasilyeva, M., Laski, E., & Shen, C. (2015). Computational fluency and strategy choice predict individual and cross-national differences on complex arithmetic.  Developmental Psychology, 51,(10), 1489-1500. 
  • Vasilyeva, M., Laski, E., Ermakova, A., Lai, W.F., Jeong, Y., & Hachigian, A. (2015).  Re-examining the language account of cross-national differences in number representations.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 129, 12-25.
  • Ganley, C., Vasilyeva, M., & Dulaney, A. (2014).  Spatial ability mediates the gender difference in middle-school students' science performance.  Child Development, 85(4), 1419-1432.
  • Vasilyeva, M., Ganley, C., Casey, B., Dulaney, A., Tillinger, M., & Anderson, K. (2013).  How children solve volume problems:  Investigating factors influencing strategy choice.  Cognition and Instruction, 31, 29-61.
  • Vasilyeva, M., & Lourenco, S. (2012).  The development of spatial cognition. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews:  Cognitive Science, 3, 349-362.
  • Vasilyeva, M., & Waterfall, H. (2012). Beyond syntactic priming:  Evidence for activation of alternative syntactic structures.  Journal of Child Language, 39, 258-283.
  • Bowers, E., & Vasilyeva, M. (2011). The relation between teacher input 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., 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.