Dr Emily Mather

Dr Emily Mather

Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Psychology

Summary

Dr. Emily Mather is a lecturer in Psychology with research interests in language and cognitive development. Emily teaches developmental psychology and statistics to undergraduates.

Prior to joining Hull, Emily held postdoctoral positions at Oxford and Warwick University. Emily previously completed her undergraduate degree at Warwick University and was a postgraduate at Reading University.

Emily is currently an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Developmental Psychology and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

300031: Foundation Data Analysis

400289: Cognition and Development 1

500452: Research Skills 3 (Module Leader)

600695: Research Project

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Developmental psychologists should care about measurement precision

Lindsay, S., & Mather, E. (in press). Developmental psychologists should care about measurement precision. Infant and Child Development, Article e2321. https://doi.org/10.1002/icd.2321

Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children?

O’Connor, R. J., Lindsay, S., Mather, E., & Riggs, K. J. (2019). Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children?. Cognitive neuroscience, 10(4), 221-222. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2019.1574260

Get your facts right : preschoolers systematically extend both object names and category-relevant facts

Holland, A. K., Mather, E., Simpson, A., & Riggs, K. J. (2016). Get your facts right : preschoolers systematically extend both object names and category-relevant facts. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(JUL), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01064

Young children's referent selection is guided by novelty for both words and actions

Dysart, E. L., Mather, E., & Riggs, K. J. (2016). Young children's referent selection is guided by novelty for both words and actions. Journal of experimental child psychology, 146, 231-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2016.01.003

Parallels between action-object mapping and word-object mapping in young children

Riggs, K. J., Mather, E., Hyde, G., & Simpson, A. (2016). Parallels between action-object mapping and word-object mapping in young children. Cognitive science, 40(4), 992-1006. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12262

Research interests

Language development; word learning; novelty detection; cognitive development; categorisation.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr. Mather currently welcomes applications in the areas of language acquisition and cognitive development.