Trina Kershaw

Associate Professor

Psychology

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Education

1998Widener UniversityB.S. in Psychology
2002University of Illinois at ChicagoM.S. in Psychology (Cognitive)
2006University of Illinois at ChicagoPh.D in Psychology (Cognitive)

Teaching

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

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

An introduction to basic principles and techniques of psychological testing, and a study of the major types of tests.

A history of cognitive science as a discipline. Topics such as human learning, memory, perception, language, and attention are reviewed. Theories and research on mental processes underlying these behaviors and biological underpinnings and real-life application of these topics are studied.

A history of cognitive science as a discipline. Topics such as human learning, memory, perception, language, and attention are reviewed. Theories and research on mental processes underlying these behaviors and biological underpinnings and real-life application of these topics are studied.

A history of cognitive science as a discipline. Topics such as human learning, memory, perception, language, and attention are reviewed. Theories and research on mental processes underlying these behaviors and biological underpinnings and real-life application of these topics are studied.

A history of cognitive science as a discipline. Topics such as human learning, memory, perception, language, and attention are reviewed. Theories and research on mental processes underlying these behaviors and biological underpinnings and real-life application of these topics are studied.

Advanced seminar in the study of cognitive psychology. Students will study current research on a specific topic in cognitive psychology and learn to think critically about the underlying theory and research in the field.

Research

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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