Jane Childers, Ph.D.
- Professor , Psychology
I am a developmental psychologist who studies how children learn verbs between the ages of 2-5 years, both in the US and across cultures. With a team of dedicated undergraduates, we use behavioral enactment, video, and eye tracking procedures to test how children may use information they can discover by comparing multiple events to each other to learn new verbs.
I teach courses that explore various key questions in development, including: How does human thought begin in infancy, and how does it develop? How are children influenced by their parents, peers, and culture over development? and How do children learn language, and what does that tell us about human thought?
I live in New Braunfels with my husband, Danny, and my daughter, Emily. I am the faculty adviser for RUF and the PDK sorority on campus.