The Sixth Annual Psychology One Conference
Creating Critical Consumers of Information in the Introductory Psychology Classroom
Laura Namy, PhD
Laura L. Namy is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture at Emory University. She is also core faculty in Emory’s Program in Linguistics. She received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Psychology from Indiana University.
She completed her doctorate in Cognitive Psychology at Northwestern University in 1998 and joined the faculty at Emory immediately thereafter. She recently completed a three-year term at the National Science Foundation as a Program Director in the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division. She is past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cognition and Development and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Her research focuses on word learning, symbolic development and conceptual development. She is co-author of an introductory psychology textbook, Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding (Pearson).