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Roberta Golinkoff, SOE professor, and her long-time collaborator Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, professor of psychology at Temple University were presented the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award in May 2015. The Cattell award is the highest honor conferred by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), for “a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research.”

Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek have dedicated their careers to conducting groundbreaking research on language, literacy, education and spatial development changes in the field of developmental psychology in infants and young children.

With the University since 1974, Golinkoff holds joint appointments in the College of Education and Human Development and in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science in the College of Arts and Sciences.

She also is the director of the Child’s Play Learning and Development Lab, formerly known as the Infant Language Project. The lab explores the intricate aspects of the language-learning process, cognitive development, and how children develop spatial concepts through play.

Read more about Golinkoff’s award in UDaily.