|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., & 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.
Bryant, L. J., & Cuevas, K. (2019). Effects of active and observational experience on EEG activity during early childhood. Psychophysiology, 56, e13360.
Cuevas, K. & Sheya, A. (2019). Ontogenesis of learning and memory: Biopsychosocial and dynamical systems perspectives. Developmental Psychobiology, 61, 402-415.
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). Whats 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.Â ***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:||5/2018-2/2020 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 Â Â Early Career Outstanding Paper Award American Psychological Association (APA), Division 7
2015Â Â Â Â Kucharski Young Investigator Award International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)
2005Â Â Â Sandra G. Weiner Developmental Psychobiology Student Investigator Award, ISDP
2002Â Â Â Frederick B. Rowe Undergraduate Paper Award,Virginia Psychological Association
2002Â Â Â National Psi Chi Undergraduate Allyn & Bacon Research Award, First Place
2017-2020 Developmental Psychobiology (Associate Editor)
2014-presentÂ British Journal of Developmental PsychologyÂ (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)
|Mailing Address||Unit 1020|
|Office Location||WTBY 338|