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)


  • Psychology Of Learning
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Cognitive Psychology

Research interests

  • Skill learning and transfer
  • Insight problem solving
  • Creativity in engineering design
  • Transfer in educational settings
  • Flashbulb memory

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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