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
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
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.