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The Development of Narrative Thinking Lab


  • Memory and comprehension of stories
  • Narrative exchanges between children and parents (e.g., storybook reading, reminiscence)
  • The role of culture on narrative storytelling and memory


  • Examining cross generational patterns of reminiscing (among grandmothers, mothers, and young children)
  • The influence of culture (East, West) on the memory and transmissions of stories
  • Planned project: Impact of different types of discussions on understanding literary narratives.

Steve Yussen headshot

Steve Yussen

  • Lab director
  • Professor, psychological foundations of education program, Department of Educational Psychology
  • Emphasis:Learning and cognition/educational technologies