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Psychology Colloquia Series: Dr Anne van Hoogmoed

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Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Anne van Hoogmoed, Radboud University

Psychology Colloquia Series: Dr Anne van Hoogmoed

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All are welcome to the Psychology Colloquia, where distinguished guest speakers present talks encompassing a diverse array of topics within the field of Psychology and beyond.

This week's speaker is Dr Anne van Hoogmoed, Radboud University. She is an assistant professor in special needs education at the Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University in the Netherlands. In 2014, she obtained her PhD in cognitive neuroscience studying the development of landmark use during navigation in children. After a postdoc in Tucson, Arizona, she started a postdoc position at Utrecht University where she started to focus on the development of numeracy in children with and without mathematical learning disabilities. Her research ranges from fundamental research on the mechanisms behind number processing to applied research on the competences and needs of teachers in special education in teaching math. Next to her research, she teaches courses in learning disabilities and didactics in math education.

Abstract: Numeracy development in children with and without mathematical learning disabilities

Proficiency in numeracy and mathematics has a strong impact on our daily lives. It predicts later success in education and the labour market. As an introduction, I will focus on recent developments in the current levels of numeracy and the large individual differences. These differences partly originate from the differences in number sense, i.e. the ability to give meaning to digits and number words. The first part of the talk will focus on how people develop number sense. I will show how differences in number sense, in this case number line estimation still develop at a later age, with large differences between children and adults with and without MLD, both in performance as well as task approach.


The second part of the talk will focus on the development of arithmetic and math skills in both younger and older children. These studies examine to what extent math ability is predicted by domain-specific cognitive factors such as number sense, and domain-general cognitive factors such as working memory. The role of affective factors, such as math anxiety, and the home environment will also be elucidated. Lastly, I will present an ongoing study on intra-individual differences in performance in math related to children's sleep and behaviour.

This event will be held online - please join here.

The series is organised by Dr. Simona Cantarella (s.cantarella@kingston.ac.uk) and Dr. Goffredina Spano (g.spano@kingston.ac.uk) from the Psychology Department. If you would like more information about the event, please feel free to email either of them. 

All events in this series

Psychology Colloquia Series: Dr Matteo De Marco, 31 Jan 2024
Psychology Colloquia Series: Dr Amanda Rotella, 23 Feb 2024
Psychology Colloquia Series: Dr Lucy Cragg, 28 Feb 2024
Psychology Colloquia Series: Dr Melania Calestani, 13 March 2024
Psychology Colloquia Series: Dr Joanne Bower, 22 March 2024
Psychology Colloquia Series: Professor Marie Juanchich, 15 May 2024
Psychology Colloquia Series: Dr Anne Van Hoogmoed, 21 May 2024
Psychology Colloquia Series: Dr Jayne Morriss, 14 June 2024

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