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Amy M. Masnick

Associate Professor of Psychology


Degrees

PHD, 1999, Cornell Univ; BS, 1994, Cornell Univ


Bio

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.


Teaching Interests

Introduction to Psychology, Child Development, Research Methods, Research Seminar in Developmental Psychology

Research Interests

numerical cognition in children and adults, scientific reasoning, scientific literacy

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
PSY 099 INTERNSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
PSY 100 HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
PSY 141 RESRCH METH & DESIGN Undergraduate
PSY 151 INDEPENDENT READINGS IN PSY Undergraduate
PSY 153 CHILD DEVELOPMENT Undergraduate
PSY 207 COGNITION AND PERCEPTION Graduate
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