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Psychology

Elayne Vollman

Elayne Vollman

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Psychology

Research Interests

Developmental Psychology 

Cognitive Psychology

Research Methods and Statistics

Reasoning Development 

Pedagogy

Parenting and Home Contexts

Education

PhD in Psychology and Comparative Human Development -- University of Chicago

MA in Comparative Human Development -- University of Chicago

BA in Psychology and Neuroscience -- Carleton College

Courses Taught

Psych 330: Motivation and Emotion

Psych 221/222: Research Methods and Statistics I & II

Psych 210: Developmental Psychology

Selected Articles

Burrows, C., Bodfish, J., Wolff, J., Vollman, E., Altschuler, M., Botteron, K., Dager, S., Estes, A., Hazlett, H., Pruett, J., Schultz, R., Zwaigenbaum, L., Piven, J., Elison, J., (2021). Cataloguing and Characterizing Interests in Typically Developing Toddlers and Toddlers who Develop ASD. Autism Research. 

Richland, L., Murphy, A., Zheng, S., Shivaram, A., Vollman, E. (2021). Bias and Sensitivity to Task Constraints in Spontaneous Relational Attention. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 202, 104981.

Vollman, E., Richland, L. (2020). Beyond Wealth and Health: The Social Environment as a Protective Factor for Cognitive Development of Children in Nicaragua. Journal of Cognition and Development, 21(2), 149-165.

Doyle, C., Lasch, C., Vollman, E., Desjardins, C., Helwig, N., Jacob, S., Wolff, J., Elison, J. (2020). Prescreening: A Developmental Approach to Research Domain Criteria-Motivated Sampling. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Richland, L., Naslund- Hadley, E., Alonzo, H., Vollman, E., Lyons, E. (2020). Teacher and Students’ Mathematics Anxiety and Achievement in a Low-Income Context. Mind, Brain and Education, 14(4), 400-414.     

Dalrymple, K., Manner, M., Harmelink, K, Teska, E., Elison, J. (2018). An Examination of Recording Accuracy and Precision from Eye Tracking Data from Toddlerhood to Adulthood. Frontiers of Psychology, 9, 803.

In preparation:

Richland, L., Teska, E., and International Development Bank (In prep). Assessing base competencies: Can and should child development be measured cross-culturally? A methodological approach to studying developmental trajectories within diverse regions.

Zheng, S., Teska, E., Richland, L. (In prep). Analogical reasoning: The effects of culture and priming.

Selected Research Presentations

Teska, E., Lyons, E., Richland, L., (June, 2019). Mathematics anxiety, achievement, and teacher influences in a developing nation. Poster to be presented at Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society, Ottawa, Canada.

Teska, E. Richland, L., (April, 2019). Beyond wealth and health: The social environment as a protective factor for cognitive development of children in Nicaragua. Poster to be presented at Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Teska, E. Richland, L., (March, 2019). Beyond wealth and health: The social environment as a protective factor for cognitive development of children in Nicaragua. Poster to be presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Teska, E., Lasch, C., Elison, J. (April 2017). Responding to joint attention and temperament in low-risk 8-15 month olds. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development meeting in Austin, TX.

Lasch, C., Teska, E., Elison, J. (April, 2017). Examining convergent and divergent validity of the vrRSB with the ITSEA scales. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development meeting in Austin, TX.

Teska, E., Elison, J., Wolff, J., Botteron K., Estes, A., Hazlett, H., Gu, H., Schultz, R., Piven, J., and IBIS Network (March 2015). Cataloguing and characterizing interests in typically developing toddlers and toddlers who develop ASD. Poster presented at Minnesota Autism Initiative Day with the Experts meeting in Minneapolis, MN.