Faculty Profile

Renee Carrico, Ph. D

Psychology Department Chair, Associate Professor of Psychology

M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.S. Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Expertise:

Cognitive and perceptual-motor development in infancy
Development of attention in infancy and early childhood
Development of reaching during infancy

Courses I Teach:

  • Child Development
  • Children and Media
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • The Thinking Child

My Saint Michael's:

One of the aspects I appreciate most about teaching at Saint Michael's is that its small size and community atmosphere support making meaningful personal connections with students, both in and out of the classroom.

My research focuses on the cognitive and perceptual-motor development of infants and young children, and how children use their knowledge and perceptions to guide their actions in the world.

Recent Publications:

Carrico, R.L. (accepted). Attention and multi-step problem solving in two year-old children. Journal of Cognition and Development

Berthier, N.E., & Carrico, R.L. (2010). Visual information and object size in infant reaching. Infant Behavior and Development, 33, 555-566.

Carrico, R.L., & Berthier, N.E. (2008). Vision and precision reaching in 15 month-old infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 62-70.

Life Off Campus:

I live in the marvelous swirl of chaos generated by my five-year-old son and infant twins. In my imaginary life, luxuriously brimming with free time, I’m an avid quilter and a casual knitter, equal parts outdoorsy nature lover and indoor bookish tech geek.

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