Associate Professor of Psychology
On leave for the 2014-15 academic year.
225 Kanbar Hall
Professor Lovett specializes in cognitive development. She teaches courses in child development, language development, and statistics. Her research interests are children's conception of probability and randomness and their ability to distinguish between the mental processes of comprehension and memory.
Pillow, B.H. & Lovett, S.B. (1998). "He forgot": Young children's use of cognitive explanations for another person's mistakes. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly.
Lovett, S.B. & Pillow, B.H. (1996). Development of the ability to distinguish between comprehension and memory: Evidence from goal-state evaluation tasks. Journal of Educational Psychology, 88, 596-562.
Lovett, S.B. & Pillow, B.H. (1995). Development of the ability to distinguish between comprehension and memory: Evidence from strategy-selection tasks. Journal of Educational Psychology, 87, 523-526.
Lovett, S.B. & Flavell, J.H. (1990). Understanding and remembering: Children's knowledge about the differential effects of strategy and task variables on comprehension and memorization, Child Development, 61, 1842-1858.
Summer Research at Bowdoin: From Sad Slugs to Curious Cubs: A Child's View of Animal Psychology