khirshpa [at] temple [dot] edu
SILC Faculty Member and member of our Spatial Network.
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.
A. Professional Preparation.
1971-1975 University of Pittsburgh, BS
1975-1981 University of Pennsylvania, PhD (Human Development)
1982-1984 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Swarthmore College
1984-1987 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Haverford College
1987-1990 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Temple University
1990-1996 Associate Professor of Psychology, Temple University
1996 - Professor of Psychology, Temple University
2004- Debra and Stanley Lefkowitz Chair,Psychology, Temple University
APA Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, October 2009.
Invited participant: NRC Conference on Language and Reading. Palo Alto, CA October, 2009.
National Best Book Awards, 2008: Celebrate the Scribble (art theory, education and parent resource)
Eberman Research Award, Temple University, May 2008
Alliance for Children: Invited to national board, November 2007-
Advisory Board, Language Team, NIH Toolbox 2007-2009
Advisor, Language and Literacy, California Preschools 2008-2009
Commencement Speaker, Temple University – May 2007
D. Five Most Relevant Recent Publications
Göksun, T., Hirsh-Pasek, K, & Golinkoff, R. M. (2010). Trading spaces: Carving up the events for learning language. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5 33-42.
Göksun, T., Hirsh-Pasek, K, & Golinkoff, R. M. (2010). Verbal handouts: Preschoolers express cause in gesture and speech. Cognitive Development, 56-68.
Maguire, M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R., Imai, M.,Haryu, E.,Vanegas, S., Okada, H., Pulverman, R.,Sanchez-Davis, B. (in press) A developmental shift from similar to language specific strategies in verb acquisition: A comparison of English, Spanish and Japanese. Cognition.
Golinkoff, R., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2008). How toddlers learn verbs. Trends in Cognitive Science,12, 10, 397-403
Hirsh-Pasek, K. & Golinkoff, R. (Eds.) (2006) Action meets word: How children
learn verbs. New York: Oxford University Press
E. Five Other Significant Publications.
Pulverman, R., Sootsman, J., Golinkoff, R., Hirsh-Pasek, K., (2008) Manners Matter: Infants’ Attention to Manner and Path in Non-Linguistic Dynamic Events. Cognition, 108, 825-830.
Imai, M., Li, L., Haryu, E., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M., & Shigematsu, J.
(2008) Novel noun and verb learning in Chinese, English, and
Japanese children: Universality and language-specificity in novel noun and
verb learning. Child Development, 79, 979-1000
Maguire, M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. (2008) Focusing on the relation:
Fewer exemplars facilitate children's initial verb learning and extension. Developmental Science, 11,4, 628-634.
Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. (2008) King Solomon’s Take on Word Learning: An Integrative Account from the Radical Middle. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, (Volume 36 pp. 2-29). Oxford, UK: Elsevier
Hirsh-Pasek, K. Bruer, J. (2007) The Brain/Education Barrier. Science, 317, 1293
F. Synergistic Activities.
- The publication of our popular press book (Golinkoff, R. & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (1999). How babies talk: The magic and mystery of language in the first three years. New York: Penguin/Dutton) brought the results of the latest research in language acquisition to the lay public. Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less, Rodale Press, encourages parents to allow children to play instead of focusing on rote learning and adult-structured activities. It received the “Books for a Better Life” award in 2004 and, like our first book, is being translated in multiple languages.
- NIH Toolbox, Language consultant
- Language and literacy expert, California Preschool Curriculum.
- International speaker on science of learning.
- Commentator for parenting magazines, radio stations, and news reporters on research in the fields of language acquisition and child development.
- Treasurer, International Society for Infant Studies 2005-2010.
- Associate Editor Child Development. 2001-2007.
- Co-ordinator and developer, Ultimate Block Party, Scientific Outreach Even and Project, 2010.
G. Collaborators and other affiliations
i. Collaborators in the last 48 months
Roberta Golinkoff ( U Delaware); Mutsumi Imai (Keio University, Japan); Nora Newcombe (Temple University); Dorothy Singer (Yale); Laura Berk (U Illinois); John Bruer (McDonnell Foundation)
ii. Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors
Dr. Lila Gleitman, University of Pennsylvania
iii. Thesis Advisor (over last 5 years)
Parish-Morris, Julia Chair of committee (expected graduation August 2010)
Roseberry, Sarah, Chair of committee (expected graduation August 2010)
Gokson, Tilbe, Chair of committee (expected graduation August 2010)
Fisher, Kelly, Chair of committee (expected graduation May 2010)
Pruden, Shannon, Chair of committee, (May, 2005)