Amy M. Masnick
Associate Professor of Psychology
Hauser Hall 207
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Degrees: PHD, 1999, Cornell Univ; BS, 1994, Cornell Univ
Assistant Professor Amy Masnick earned her Ph.D. in human development from Cornell University. She then worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University before joining the Hofstra faculty in 2003.
Dr. Masnick teaches undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Child Development, Research Methods, and the Research Seminar in Developmental Psychology. She serves as a core faculty member in the B.A. program in psychology.
Her main research interests are in the area of cognitive development, specifically focused on scientific reasoning in children and adults. Recent research has included explorations of children's reasoning about data characteristics and about variability in outcomes when running simple science experiments. Other interests include studying the development of scientific literacy skills and reasoning about anomalous information.