Marianella Casasola

Professor
Human Development, College of Human Ecology

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Contact Information

35 Beebe Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 227-7653

Marianella Casasola

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; 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

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

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.

Cornell Research Website Article

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