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About

Meredith Meyer Ph.D.

Psychology

Assistant Professor

Education:
University of Oregon, Ph.D., 2009
Bryn Mawr College, B.A., 2001

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Child Development
  • Language Acquisition
  • Social Categorization
Professional Affiliations and Awards:
  • University of Oregon Psychology Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2008
  • Psi Chi Faculty Advisor 
  • Association for Psychological Science (member)
  • Cognitive Development Society (member)
  • Society for Research in Child Development (member)

Publications:

Meyer, M., Leslie, S.-J., Gelman, S. A., & Stilwell, S. M. (2013). Essentialist beliefs about bodily transplants in the United States and India. Cognitive Science, 37, 668-710.

Meyer, M., & Baldwin, D. A. (2013). Pointing as a socio-pragmatic cue to particular vs. generic reference. Language Learning and Development, 9, 245-265.

Gelman, S. A., Meyer, M., & Noles, N. S. (2013). Commentary on Bullot and Reber: Essentialism and the appreciation of art. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 142-143.

Gelman, S. A., Meyer, M. (2011). Child categorization. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 2, 95-105.

Meyer, M., & Baldwin, D. A. (2011). Statistical learning of action: The role of conditional probability. Learning and Behavior, 39, 383-398.

Meyer, M., Baldwin, D. A., & Sage, K. (2011). Assessing young children's hierarchical action segmentation. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3156-3161). Boston, MA: Cognitive Science Society.

Meyer, M., Gelman, S. A., & Stilwell, S. M. (2011). Generics are a cognitive default: Evidence from sentence processing. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 913-918). Boston, MA: Cognitive Science Society.

Meyer, M., Hard, B., Brand, R. J., McGarvey, M., & Baldwin, D. A. (2011). Acoustic packaging: Maternal speech and action synchrony. IEEE: Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 3, 154-162.

Meyer, M., DeCamp, P., Hard, B., Baldwin, D., & Roy, D. (2010). Assessing behavioral and computational approaches to naturalistic action segmentation. In R. Catrambone & S. Ohlsson, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2710-2715). Portland, OR: Cognitive Science Society.

Meyer, M., & Baldwin, D. A. (2010). Infant-directed talk and pragmatics. In L. Cummings (Ed.), The Routledge pragmatics encyclopedia (pp. 216-218). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Meyer, M., & Baldwin, D. A. (2008). The role of conditional and joint probabilities in segmentation of dynamic human action. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 333-338). Washington, DC: Cognitive Science Society.

Meyer, M., & Baldwin, D. A. (2008, and updated 2012). Social skills fuel language acquisition. Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development (pp. 1-8). London, ON: Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network.

Baldwin, D. A., & Meyer, M. (2007). How inherently social is language? In E. Hoff & M. Shatz (Eds.), Blackwell handbook of language development (pp. 87-106). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Baldwin, D. A., Andersson, A., Saffran, J. R., & Meyer, M. (2008).  Segmenting dynamic human action via statistical structure. Cognition, 106, 1382-1407.

Personal Biography:
Dr. Meyer is a developmental psychologist, with a focus on cognitive development in the early childhood years. After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the psychology department at the University of Michigan. She then joined the Otterbein faculty in the fall of 2013. Dr. Meyer researches the ways in which typically-developing children categorize the social- and non-social world, and how this categorization influences other cognitive processes like stereotyping, gender development, and language use. Dr. Meyer teaches classes in Child and Adolescent Development, Lifespan Development, and Research Methods.

Personal Note to Students
As the newest full-time faculty member of the Otterbein psychology department, I have had a wonderful time getting to know my students and the Otterbein community more broadly. I am excited to be here, and I look forward to sharing my passion for psychology with more students in the years to come!  

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p/ 614.823.1615
e/ mmeyer@otterbein.edu