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Psychology

Elayne Vollman

Elayne Vollman

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Psychology

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

Areas of Research 

Developmental Psychology 
Cognitive Psychology
Motivation Science 
Affective Science
Research Methods and Statistics

In the Science of Education and Early Development (SEED) Laboratory, we explore how children think and learn in everyday settings like in schools and in the home. We also examine how teachers and parents support children’s developing mind. Students interested in joining this collaborative group should contact: evollman@lakeforest.edu.

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.