NORA S. NEWCOMBE is
a Professor of Psychology at Temple University. Dr. Newcombe has taught
previously at the Pennsylvania State University. She is a fellow of
four divisions of the American Psychological Association (General, Experimental,
Developmental, and Psychology of Women), of the American Psychological
Society, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science,
has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and
at Princeton, and a Cattell Fellow. Dr. Newcombe is a past President
of Division 7 (Developmental Psychology) of the American Psychological
Association, a major professional organization of psychologists interested
in child and adolescent development.
A nationally recognized expert on cognitive development, Dr. Newcombe's
research has focused on spatial development and the development of episodic
and autobiographical memory. Her work has been federally funded by NICHD
and the National Science Foundation for 20 years. Dr. Newcombe has served
as Editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
and as Associate Editor of Psychological Bulletin , as well
as on the Human Cognition and Perception Panel at the National Science
Foundation and numerous editorial boards.
is the author of numerous scholarly chapters and articles on aspects
of cognitive development, and the author or editor of three books, including
Making Space: The Development of Spatial Representation and Reasoning
(with Janellen Huttenlocher).