Professor Allyssa McCabe
Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
My research interests are aspects of language acquisition, especially the development of the ability to narrate past personal experiences. I examine the way that age, gender, ethnicity, multilingualism, individual differences (e.g., specific language impairment, traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders), and working models of attachment affect narration.
I would very much like to see parents everywhere talking more with their children about all sorts of things, particularly the child’s past personal experiences.