Nora 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.

She 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).

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