Alexandra Twyman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Alexandra Twyman received a developmental psychology degree from Temple University in 2011. Her current research interests include:
- Development and malleability of cognitive processes underlying spatial and numerical reasoning
- Examining the link between preschool spatial skills and current/later math proficiency
- Exploring the malleability of, and transfer between, spatial and numerical reasoning skills
- Understanding how multiple types of information may be adaptively combined to make estimates
- Identifying the basic types of cues used by children, adults, and non-human animals to reorient (i.e. re-establish a sense of direction after disorientation)
- Investigating possible sex- and SES-differences in the use of – and combination across – different sources of information
- Evaluating the effectiveness of early-training interventions on strategy use, overall performance measures, and transfer tasks