Areas of Expertise
Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor in Psychology and the College
Susan Levine is collaborating with Janellen Huttenlocher, the William S. Gray Professor in Psychology, and a number of graduate students on research investigating the effects of variations in a child's surroundings and nurturing on the growth of language, mathematical and spatial skills in preschool and elementary school children. This research has shown large effects of schooling on the development of cognitive skills previously believed to be heavilyinfluenced by the child's biological endowment. Ongoing studies are aimed at identifying the nature of school input that is most effective in promoting cognitive growth. She also studies early quantitative development among infants and young children. This research also is carried out in collaboration with Huttenlocher and with graduate students.