Former, SILC Faculty Member at the University of Chicago and member of our Spatial Network.
B.A. summa cum laude, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 1953
M.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1958
Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1960
William S. Gray Professor, Psychology (Cognition and Communication, Developmental Psychology) and the College, University of Chicago 1974-present
Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University 1972-74
Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University 1966-72
Lecturer in Social Relations, Harvard University 1964-66
Research Fellow in Cognitive Studies, Harvard University 1962-66
Instructor and Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University 1960-62
Research Associate, University of Maryland Medical School 1958-60
Recipient of APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award 2008
FABBS Honoree 2007
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2007
Member, Society of Experimental Psychologists 2005
G. Stanley Hall Award for Distinguished Contributions to
Developmental Psychology, American Psychological Association 2002
Five Most Relevant Recent Publications
Levine, S.C., Suriyakham, L., Rowe, M. & Huttenlocher, J. & Gunderson, E. A. (in press). What counts in the development of young children’s number knowledge? Developmental Psychology.
Huttenlocher, J., Lourenco, S. F., & Vasilyeva, M. (in press). Perspectives on spatial development. In L. B. Smith, M. Gasser, & K. Mix (Eds.), The spatial foundations of cognition and language. Oxford University Press.
Huttenlocher, J., Levine, S.C. & Ratliff, K. (in press). The development of measurement: From holistic perceptual comparison to unit understanding. Developmental Science Goes to School: Implications for Education and Public Policy Research, Nancy L. Stein & Stephen Raudenbush, Eds, New York: Taylor and Francis.
Boyer, T. W., Levine, S.C., & Huttenlocher, J. (2008). Development of proportional reasoning: Where young children go wrong. Developmental Psychology, 44(5), 1478-1490.
Vasilyeva, M., Duffy, S., & Huttenlocher, J. (2007). Developmental changes in the use of absolute and relative information: The case of spatial extent. Journal of Cognition and Development, 8(4), 455-471.
Five Other Publications
Levine, S.C., Gunderson, E.A. & Huttenlocher, J. (in press). Mathematical development during the preschool years in context: Home and school input variations. Developmental Science Goes to School: Implications for Education and Public Policy Research, Nancy L. Stein & Stephen Raudenbush, Eds., New York: Taylor and Francis.
Huttenlocher, J., Waterfall, H., Vasilyeva, M., Vevea, J., & Hedges, L. (in press). Sources of Variability in Children’s Language Growth, Cognitive Psychology.
Huttenlocher, J. (2008). Coding Location: The View from Toddler Studies. American Psychologist, 63(8), 641-648.
Lourenco, S. F. & Huttenlocher, J. (2008). The representation of geometric cues in infancy. Infancy, 13(2), 103-127.
Huttenlocher, J., Vasilyeva, M., Newcombe, N., & Duffy, S. (2008). Developing symbolic capacity one step at a time. Cognition, 106, 1-12.
Selected Synergistic Activities
- a) development of a cognitive assessment battery for young children, Primary Test of Cognitive Skills, published with Susan Levine
- b) co-director of Center for Early Childhood Research, a multidisciplinary center that communicates research findings to the public and early childhood professionals
Collaborators and Other Affiliations
Collaborators and co-editors
- Laura Beth Crawford, University of Richmond
- Peder Engebretson, Noel-Levit Corporation
- Kenneth Forbus, Northwestern University
- Fan Gao, ZS Associates (consulting group)
- Dedre Gentner, Northwestern University
- Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago
- Larry Hedges, University of Chicago
- Peter Huttenlocher, University of Chicago
- Adela Langrock, University of Chicago
- Amy Learmonth, Rutgers University
- Susan Levine, University of Chicago
- Kelly Mix, Indiana University
- Nora Newcombe, Temple University
- Terry Regier, University of Chicago
- Elizabeth Sandberg, Suffolk University
- Steven Small, University of Chicago
- Amy Taylor, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Marina Vasilyeva, University of Chicago
- David Uttal, Northwestern University
- Jack Vevea, University of California, Santa Cruz
Graduate advisor: Frederick Mosteller, Harvard University
Thesis advisor and postgraduate-scholar sponsor in past five years
Kevin Mulqueeny, current; Stella Lourenco, Emory University; Shannon Pruden Dick, University of Chicago; Kristin Ratliff, University of Chicago
Over the past 35 years, the total number of graduate students and postgraduate scholars advised has been estimated below. This estimation is based on the size of student cohort in the past five years.
- Graduate students: 40
- Postgraduate scholars: 10