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Lorraine Bahrick

Title: Professor

Office: DM 263

Phone: 305-348-3380

Email: bahrick@fiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Department(s): Psychology, Center for Children and Families

Dr. Bahrick earned her B.A. from Hampshire College and her Ph.D. in Experimental/Cognitive Psychology from Cornell University. She has conducted research on the development of attention, perception, learning, and memory in infancy and early childhood, with a particular focus on intersensory perception and the emergence of social orienting. She also studies atypical attention and perception in children with autism. She often collaborates with the FIU Psychobiology Lab to examine the nature of intersensory perception across prenatal and postnatal development. Dr. Bahrick’s research has appeared in such journals as Psychological Bulletin, Infant Behavior and Development, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Child Development, and Ecological Psychology

Research Areas

  • Atypical attention and perception in children with autism
  • Development of attention, perception, learning, and memory in infancy and early childhood, with a particular focus on intersensory perception and the emergence of social orienting.

Awards

Dr. Bahrick has been awarded numerous federal research grants to conduct studies in the area of infant and child cognitive and perceptual development. Most recently, she was awarded a grant to study autism.