“Becoming Symbol Minded: Young Children’s Understanding and Use of Symbolic Objects” is the topic of the 9th annual Hildman Colloquium in Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi Thursday, March 22 from 2-3 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom (II and III) on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.
The colloquium's presenter will be Dr. Judy DeLoache, who is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and current president of the Cognitive Development Society. The focus of her research is the emergence and early development of the understanding and use of symbolic objects, such as pictures and models. Her work has been funded with a prestigious National Institutes for Health (NIH) Scientific Merit Award, as well as by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
She is a fellow at American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the Association for Psychological Science; and the American Psychological Association. DeLoache has also been a visiting scholar in the psychology departments at Oxford, Harvard and New York Universities, as well as a fellow in residence at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences and at the Rockefeller Foundation Study Center in Bellagio, Italy.
The Hildman Colloquium is dedicated to the memory of the late Lee Hildman, a longtime member of the Southern Miss Department of Psychology faculty, with the support of his wife Tommie Hildman. Attendance for the colloquium has been approved for one hour of continuing education credit.
For more information about this event, contact the Department of Psychology at 601.266.4177; to learn more about the department, including degree programs and research, online visit http://www.usm.edu/psychology.