My interests lie in early cognitive and language development- how babies and young children learn to make sense of the world and to communicate. In an increasingly multilingual and multicultural world, I am interested in how early experiences with multiple languages and cultures shape children’s understanding of their physical and social world.
- PSYC 1: General Psychology 1
- PSYC 2: General Psychology 2
- PSYC 43: Research Methods in Psychology
- PSYC 131: Cognitive Psychology
- PSYC 185: Developmental Psychology
Bhagwat, J. & Casasola, M. (2014). Infant sensitivity to speaker and language in learning a second label. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 118, 41-56.
Casasola, M., Bhagwat, J., & Burke, A.S. (2009). Learning to form a spatial category of tight-fit relations: How experience with a label can give a boost. Developmental Psychology, 45, 711-723.
Casasola, M., & Bhagwat, J. (2007). Can a novel spatial particle facilitate 18-month-olds’ categorization of a spatial relation? Child Development, 78, 1818-1829.