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Contact Information
Title: Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

207 C Main Building

Phone: 610-892-1438
E-mail: jmz15@psu.edu
Websitel: http://sites.psu.edu/zosh/

Jennifer M. Zosh graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Cognitive Science. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Johns Hopkins University where she worked in the Laboratory for Child Development under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda. Her main research focus is on working memory development – asking questions such as: How many objects can infants and toddlers remember? What do they remember about hidden objects? How does memory change from infancy to adulthood?

Dr. Zosh’s undergraduate research experience profoundly changed her view of college education and she seeks to actively involve undergraduates in her research. Undergraduates working with Dr. Zosh will have a hands-on research experience in which they are actively involved in the recruitment and running of subjects and the analysis of data. Undergraduates working with Dr. Zosh are expected to take ownership of the projects they are working on and may be responsible for presenting their work during lab meetings. They will also be expected to read and discuss applicable articles (with Dr. Zosh’s help!). Overall, she wants to give undergraduates the opportunity to see new knowledge being generated and to have an active role in the scientific process.

When she is not in the lab or teaching courses in infancy and child development, she is an avid cook and amateur photographer.

Recent Publications

Zosh, J.M. & Feigenson, L. (submitted ). A capacity-resolution tradeoff in infant working memory.

Zosh, J.M., Feigenson, L., & Halberda, J.P. (submitted). Working memory capacity for multiple ensemble collections in infancy.

Zosh, J. M., & Feigenson, L. (2009). Beyond 'what' and 'how many': Capacity, complexity, and resolution of infants' object representations. In B. Hood & L. Santos (Eds.), The Origins of Object Knowledge (pp. 25- 51). New York: Oxford University Press.

Brandone, A., Golinkoff, R. M., Ma, W. Y., Salkind, S. J., & Zosh, J. M. (2005). [Review of J. M. Mandler, Foundations of mind]. Journal of Child Language, 32(3), 359.

Golinkoff, R. M., Pence, K., Pulverman, R., Salkind, S., Zosh, J. M. (2004). [Review of the book Early category and concept development: Making sense of the blooming, buzzing confusion]. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 783-784.

Rosenberg, K., Golinkoff, R. M., & Zosh, J.M. (2004). Did australopithecines (or early Homo) sling? Commentary of “Prelinguistic evolution in early hominins: whence motherese?” by D. Falk. Behavioral and Brain Science, 27, 491-203.