Trina Kershaw

Associate Professor




Liberal Arts 358


1998 Widener University B.S. in Psychology
2002 University of Illinois at Chicago M.S. in Psychology (Cognitive)
2006 University of Illinois at Chicago Ph.D in Psychology (Cognitive)


  • Cognitive Processes
  • Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology of Individual Differences
  • Psychology of Learning

Research interests

  • Transfer in educational settings
  • Creativity in engineering design
  • Insight problem solving
  • Individual differences
  • Skill learning and transfer

Select publications

Molly A. McCarthy , Trina C. Kershaw (2014).
The effects of semantic priming on novel verb inflection
Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 36, 994-999.

Trina C. Kershaw , Christopher K. Flynn , Leamarie T. Gordon (2013).
Multiple paths to transfer and constraint relaxation in insight problem solving.
Thinking & Reasoning, 19, 96-136.

Trina C. Kershaw , Katja Holtta-Otto , Yoon Soo Lee (2011).
The effect of prototyping and critical feedback on fixation in engineering design
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 33, 807-812.

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