Marianella Casasola

Associate Professor
Human Development, College of Human Ecology

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Contact Information

B51 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 227-7653

Marianella Casasola

Associate Professor
Human Development, College of Human Ecology

Expertise

Infant word learning and cognitive development; the interaction between thought and language during infancy and early childhood 

Current Research Interest

Early development of spatial skills; infants’ and children’s acquisition of spatial language; promoting children’s spatial skills; second language learning in infants, toddlers, and young children 

Distinction

The State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers 

Selected Publications

Park, Youjeong, and Marianella Casasola. “The Impact of Object Type on Spatial Analogies in Korean Preschoolers.” Cognitive Psychology 94 (2017): 53-66.

Ferguson, Kim T., and Marianella Casasola. “Are You an Animal Too? US and Malawian Infants' Categorization of Plastic and Wooden Animal Replicas.” Infancy 20, no. 2 (2015): 189–207.

Cornell Research Website Article

Inside Cornell's Baby Labs