University of Wisconsin–Madison

Ron Pomper

Position title: Graduate Student

Email: ron.pomper@gmail.com

Pronouns: He/him/his

B.A., 2011, Stanford University (Human Biology)
M.S., 2014 University of Wisconsin, Madison (Psychology)

Word learning involves more than just being able to identify an object. For example, apples can be eaten, are fruits, grow on trees, and come in different colors. I am interested in studying how children learn these other dimensions of a word’s meaning. My current work focuses on whether children have difficulty flexibly shifting between these different dimensions of a word’s meaning and if this difficulty relates to other developing cognitive skills like attentional control.