|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:||Cuevas, K. & Sheya, A. (in press). Ontogenesis of learning and memory: Biopsychosocial and dynamical systems perspectives. Developmental Psychobiology.
Cuevas, K., & Rajan, V. (in press). Early memory development. In M. Harris & G. Westermann (Eds.), Cognition. Vol. 3 of The encyclopedia of child and adolescent development, 10 vols. (S. Hupp & J. Jewell Eds.). Wiley-Blackwell.
Cuevas, K., Rajan, V., & Bryant, L. J. (2018). Emergence of executive function in infancy. In S.A. Wiebe & J. Karbach (Eds.), Executive function: Development across the life span (pp. 11-28). New York: Routledge.
|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:||5/2018-8/2019 Research Excellence Program, University of Connecticut, A Longitudinal Analysis of the Neural Basis of Social Information Processing during Infancy and Early Childhood, PI
4/2015-3/2018 NIH/NICHD-R03HD081333 EEG Mu Rhythm Analysis of Infant Social Information Processing, PI
|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
2017-2020 Developmental Psychobiology (Associate Editor)
2014-present British Journal of Developmental Psychology (Editorial Advisory Board)
2016-2017 Developmental Psychology (Consulting Editor)
2014-2016 British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Guest co-Editor, Special Issue on “Development of Action Mirroring”
2011-2013 Infancy (Editorial Board)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Eastern Psychological Association (EPA)
2018-2021 Annual Meeting Program Committee, Developmental Psychology-Chair
2014-2018 Annual Meeting Program Committee, Developmental Psychology-Member
International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)
International Congress/Society on Infant Studies (ICIS)
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)