Infant word learning and cognitive development; the interaction between thought and language during infancy and early childhood; the early development of spatial skills
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; exploring how language promotes 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
Casasola, Marianella. “Above and Beyond Objects: The Development of Infants’ Spatial Concepts.” Advances in Child Development and Behavior 54 (2018): 87-121.
Casasola, Marianella, and Yeojin A. Ahn. “What Develops in Infants’ Spatial Categorization? Korean Infants’ Categorization of Containment and Tight-Fit Relations.” Child Development 89, no. 4 (2017): e382-e396.