Santa Clara University

Phone: 408-551-3000 x7190

Lisa Whitfield



Ph.D Arizona State University- Developmental Psychology

M.A  Arizona State Univeristy

Courses taught:

              General Psychology I

General Psychology II

Developmental Psychology I

Adolescent Psychology


Published Articles:


Gathercole, Virginia C. Mueller, Cramer, Lisa J., Somerville, Susan C., & Jansen op de Haar, Marian.  (1995)  Ontological categories and function:  Acquisition of new names.  Cognitive Development, 10(2), 225-251.


Gathercole, Virginia C. Mueller & Whitfield, Lisa C.  (2001).  Function as a criterion for the extension of new words.  Journal of Child Language, 28, 87-125.


Conference Papers and Presentations:


Whitfield, Lisa C., Young*, Madison L., & Khan*, Suheel. (2013). Does exposure to natural scenes restore attentional resources?: An experimental investigation in school age children. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, October 18-19, 2013, Memphis, Tennessee.


Whitfield, Lisa C., Levine*, Sarah J., Hammond*, Melinda D., & Presson, Clark C.  (2005).  Children’s navigation with “You Are Here” versus portable maps. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, April 7-10, 2005, Atlanta, Georgia.