Doctoral student in Developmental Psychology


Tess is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology working with Amanda Woodward. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2017 with a B.S. in Psychology. For her honors thesis, Tess investigated how mothers' speech was influenced by their infants' gender, age, motor milestones, and risk for ASD.

Research Interests

Tess is broadly interested in motor and social development and how these two areas interact. She is interested in how culture and context influence the course of individual infants' development and in the complex interrelations between the capabilities of growing infants and the myriad of environmental affordances they can perceive, understand, and utilize.