Tiffany Pempek

Tiffany Pempek

Tiffany Pempek specializes in developmental psychology with an emphasis on early cognitive development. In addition to core courses such as Introduction to Psychological Science and Research Design, she teaches courses on child development. Pempek’s research interests focus on the impact of media on early development and the cognitive processes involved in children’s media use. Her current research projects consider the impact of adult-directed television (“background television”) on early development and the role of interactivity in facilitating learning from screen media by infants and toddlers. More information on Pempek’s current research can be found on her lab website: http://www.hollinschilddevelopmentlab.org

Areas of Expertise

  • Developmental psychology with an emphasis on early cognitive development.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Child Psychology
  • Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness
  • Research Design
  • Children and Media
  • Special Topic: Children's Thinking

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • M.A., University of Dayton
  • B.S., University of Dayton