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Sarah Fairchild, PhD

Associate

Sarah received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Delaware following her previous position as a Research Technologist at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research has focused on attention, memory, language, and theory of mind, with particular interest in how these cognitive processes interact with one another across human development. Sarah’s most recent research included quantitative and qualitative assessments of how people react when written language (including descriptions of new products) fails to provide sufficient relevant information. This and similar work sparked her interest in human factors, particularly in successful information communication via user interfaces and manuals.

Sarah is skilled in conducting research with a wide variety of individuals, with experience collecting behavioral and EEG data from children and adults of various linguistic and cultural backgrounds in the U.S., U.K., and Ukraine.