Dr. Ann Bigelow is associated with infant and child study at STFX. Her research focuses on Developmental Psychology: infancy to school age; infant abilities, play behaviour, problem solving, social-emotional development, perspective taking, and spatial abilities. Her current research interests in infant development are in two areas. First, she is conducting some investigations of the developmental bursts which occur at 9 and again at 12 months of age. How do various infant abilities, particularly motor and cognitive abilities, affect the accomplishments in play behaviour, problem solving, and social behaviour shown at these ages? Second, she is investigating the relationship between cognition and social/emotional development throughout infancy, particularly how infants develop in their ability to understand self and others. She is also interested in the development of perspective taking and spatial abilities in preschoolers and school age children, particularly in how vision directs the development of these abilities. Her teaching interests include Developmental Psychology.
Senior Research Professor