|Degree:||Ph.D., 2009, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick|
|Webpages:||KidCapLab C.A.P. Lab Facebook Page|
|Research Interests:||Development of basic and higher-order cognitive processes: learning, memory, executive functions
Developmental cognitive/social neuroscience: EEG, ECG, Neural mirroring systems
Latent learning: imitation, sensory preconditioning
|Research Synopsis:||Dr. Cuevas examines the development of basic and higher order cognitive skills from infancy through childhood with a focus on how brain maturation and underlying brain-behavior associations contribute to early cognitive processes.|
PSYC 2400 – Developmental Psychology
PSYC 2500 – Learning
PSYC 2501 – Cognition
PSYC 5450 – Infancy & Early Experience
|Students in Research:||Undergraduate: CAPLab – Student Info
Graduate: CAPLab Graduate Student Info
|Recent publications:||Bell, M. A., & Cuevas, K. (2016). Psychobiology of executive function in early development. In J.A. Griffin, P. McCardle, & L.S. Freund (Eds.), Executive function in preschool-age children: Integrating measurement, neurodevelopment, and translational research (pp. 157-179). Washington, D.C.: APA Press.
Cuevas, K. & Paulus, M. (2016). The development of action mirroring. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 34, 1-5.
Cuevas, K., Calkins, S. D., & Bell, M. A. (2016). To Stroop or not to Stroop: Sex-related differences in brain-behavior associations during early childhood. Psychophysiology, 53, 30-40.
Cuevas, K., Learmonth, A. E., & Rovee-Collier, C. (2016). A dissociation between recognition and reactivation: The renewal effect at 3 months of age. Developmental Psychobiology, 58, 159-175.
See also CAPLab Publications
|Representative Publications:||Cuevas, K., Rajan, V., Morasch, K. C., & Bell, M. A. (2015). Episodic memory and future thinking during early childhood: Linking the past and future. Developmental Psychobiology, 57, 552-565.
Cuevas, K., & Bell, M. A. (2014). Infant attention and early childhood executive function. Child Development, 85, 397-404.
Cuevas, K., Cannon, E. N., Yoo, K., & Fox, N. A. (2014). The infant EEG mu rhythm: Methodological considerations and best practices. Developmental Review, 34, 26-43.
Cuevas, K., Deater-Deckard, K., Kim-Spoon, J., Watson, A. J., Morasch, K. C., & Bell, M. A. (2014). What’s mom got to do with it? Contributions of maternal executive function and caregiving to the development of executive function across early childhood. Developmental Science, 17, 224-238. ***2015 APA Division 7 Early Career Outstanding Paper Award***
Rovee-Collier, C., & Cuevas, K. (2009). Multiple memory systems are unnecessary to account for infant memory development: An ecological model. Developmental Psychology, 45, 160-174.
Cuevas, K., Rovee-Collier, C., & Learmonth, A. E. (2006). Infants form associations between memory representations of stimuli that are absent. Psychological Science, 17, 543-549.
|Research Funding:||4/2015-3/2017 NIH/NICHD-R03HD081333 EEG Mu Rhythm Analysis of Infant Social Information Processing, PI
5/2014-4/2017 NIH/NIDCD-R15DC013864 Neurobiological Signatures of Perception and Imitation of AV Speech in Children with ASD, Co-investigator (PI: Julia Irwin, Southern Connecticut State University)
|Awards:||2015 Early Career Outstanding Paper Award – American Psychological Association (APA), Division 7
2015 Kucharski Young Investigator Award – International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)
2005 Sandra G. Weiner Developmental Psychobiology Student Investigator Award, ISDP
2002 Frederick B. Rowe Undergraduate Paper Award,Virginia Psychological Association
2002 National Psi Chi Undergraduate Allyn & Bacon Research Award, First Place
|Professional Activities:||Editorial Board & Guest Editor
2016-2017 Developmental Psychology (Consulting Editor)
2014-present British Journal of Developmental Psychology (Editorial Advisory Board)
2014-2016 British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Guest co-Editor, Special Issue on “Development of Action Mirroring”
2011-2013 Infancy (Editorial Board)
2016 National Science Foundation (NSF), Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS), External Reviewer
2015 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Early Career Reviewer — Biobehavioral Regulation, Learning and Ethology Study Section
2015 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom (BBSRC), External Reviewer
2014-2015 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), External Reviewer
Eastern Psychological Association (EPA)
International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)
International Congress/Society on Infant Studies (ICIS)
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)