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Emma Kelty-Stephen

Assistant Professor


My research focus is children's language acquisition. Some of the questions I am interested in include: How do children come to understand the link between a sound and its meaning in the world?  What are the environmental and linguistic factors that contribute to a child's language ability?  What happens when those factors are atypical?  In order to address these questions, I work with typically-developing children and children with autism. I have experience designing experiments and in statistical modeling of a large dataset.

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-9523


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On-Campus Address: 

Science 1608
1116 8th Ave.
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Education / Degrees: 

  • Ph.D., M.A.: University of Connecticut
  • B.A.: Grinnell College

Courses Taught: 

  • PSY 113 Introduction to Psychology with Lab 
  • PSY 233 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 332 Advanced Developmental Psychology 
  • PSY 355 Psychology of Language
  • PSY 495 Senior Seminar
  • PSY 295 Special Topic: Language Development
  • PSY 295 Special Topic: Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PSY 395 Advanced Special Topic: Atypical Development 

Primary Academic Interest: 

Developmental Psychology
Language Development

Curriculum Vitae/Resume: