Vivian Hsu, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Psychology, Psychological & Social Sciences
Office Phone: 215-881-7632
Office Location: Woodland, 213

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Educational Background

PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Psychology - Behavioral Neuroscience, 2007

M.S. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Psychology - Behavioral Neuroscience, 2004

B.S. Northeastern University, Psychology, 2001

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Psychology, Infant and Child Development, Adolescence, Lifespan Development, Memory and Cognition, Introduction to B.A./B.S. Thesis Writing
Research Interests

My main area of research is a comparative view of memory development, whether in primates or in the infant and child population. Additional interests include: Autism, ABA therapy and early emotional development links to later cognitive outcomes.

Selected Publications

Rovee-Collier, C., Mitchell. K., & Hsu-Yang, V. (2013).  Effortlessly strengthening infant memory: Associative potentiation of new learning. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology of Psychology. [Special issue, Recent advances in early memory development: Input from typical and atypical children]. M. Heimann, J. Herbert, & T. Tjus, Eds.], 54, 4-9.
Hsu, V.C. (2010).  Time windows in retention over the first year-and-a-half of life: Spacing effects.  Developmental Psychobiology.  doi: 10.1002/dev. 20472
Hsu, V.C. & Rovee-Collier, C. (2009).  The time window construct in early memory development.  In F. Columbo (Ed.), New Directions in Developmental Psychobiology, pp.1-22, New York:  Nova Science Publishers.
Hsu, V.C. & Rovee-Collier, C. (2006).  Memory reactivation in the second year of life. Infant Behavior and Development, 29, 91-107.

Hsu, V. C., Rovee-Collier, C., Hill, D., Grodkiewicz, J., & Joh, A. (2005). Effects of priming duration on retention over the first year-and-a-half of life. Developmental Psychobiology, 47, 43-54.