Gina Dow

Gina Dow

Dow
Director of Alford Center for Service Learning
Associate Professor
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Central Campus
Higley Hall 22
740-587-6562
Position Type 
Faculty
Service 
1993-Present
Website Section (non-Academic) 
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Overview

Biography 

Dr. Dow is interested in various aspects of children's social cognitive development and functioning, particularly symbolic representation, memory, and literacy.  Joining the faculty in 1993, she teaches courses in introductory psychology, child development, and adolescence.

Degree(s) 
B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Research

Overview 
Cognitive and social development in children, literacy acquisition — My main area of interest is cognitive development, and in particularly memory and representational abilities. I am currently engaged in several projects exploring how a number of factors affect event memory in young children, including the structure of the to-be-remembered event, as well as the effect of delays, verbal reminders, and narrative experience. I am also interested in continuing to explore whether so-called "interactive" educational media (e.g., "Blues Clues") really facilitates concept learning in preschoolers.