What draws you to this area of research?:
I have a strong interest in cultural differences, and how culture shapes the way one maneuvers through their environment as well as ones world view. Additionally, I’ve been blessed with a number of abroad experiences that have furthered an interest in how culture influences ones interpretation of the many things and situations one may encounter regularly. At the moment, I am studying the effects of language dependent recall on reporting the details of an autobiographical memory using Spanish-English bilinguals as participants.
Would you like to collaborate?
List areas for collaboration (research studies, publishing, conference presentations, etc.):
I can see myself collaborating on many different topics, particularly ones that involve evaluation or research surrounding cultural differences in learning and perception.
Would you say your research is Transdisciplinary?:
Publications / Presentations:
- Kanaya, T, Marsh, B., Soto, C., Zaldana, C. & Cathcart, J. (2010). A cross-linguistic examination of working memory development in bilingual children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA
- Alvarez, C., Kanaya, T., Alejandro, A., Morales, I. & Marsh, B. (2010). Effects of home language environment on bilingual children’s working memory development. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico
Future goals as a scholar:
I planned to be a professor of psychology as well as an Evaluator. Perhaps, even a writer of some sort.
Must-read books or articles in your field:
This is more of a list of readings that have inspired me in someway or another than a must read of cognitive psychology.
- Nelson, K. (1993). The psychological and social origins of autobiographical memory. Psychological Science, 4(1), 1-8.
- Sternberg, R. J. (2004). Culture and Intelligence. American psychologist, 59(5), 325-338. Thinking styles by Robert Sternberg.
Helpful resources at CGU:
In my experience, there are no better resources than the students and faculty at CGU. Typically, someone in these two categories has an answer to your question.
PUBLISHED SPRING 2010
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