Kathryn Schuler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

My research is focused on understanding how    children acquire language. I am especially
interested in how children use the statistics in
language input to acquire grammatical rules, whether general cognitive or neural biases can
explain the acquisition process, and whether
developmental changes in these biases can explain why children seem to be optimally suited for
acquiring language.  |  CV

Lab Manager

Lauren Krawczyk – Lab Manager

Lauren graduated from the University of Tennessee with her degree in Psychology and minoring in Hispanic Studies in 2017. While working on her B.A., she worked in the Infant Langauge and Perceptual Learning Lab studying how infants perceive the world around them and how they begin to learn their first words through segmented speech and various acoustic characteristics in speech.

Research Assistants

Alberta Massey – University of Pennsylvania

Alberta is a Junior studying Health and Societies in the College of Arts and Science. She is interested in learning about and researching child behavior in hopes that it will help her to have a better
understanding different aspects of young patient care in the future. After she graduates, Alberta hopes to go to medical school and become a

Jasmine Raj – University of Pennsylvania

Jasmine is a junior majoring in Psychology and
minoring in South Asia Studies. She loves working with children and currently volunteers at the
Children’s Hospital of  Philadelphia as well as the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project. In the future, Jasmine hopes to attend graduate school and pursue her interest in studying mental health disorders among children and adolescents.