Sammy Perone

Sammy Perone

Assistant Professor

509-335-8659

Johnson Tower 516, Pullman

Curriculum Vitae

Education/Training
  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Iowa, 2010
  • B.A. Psychology, Purdue University, 2003
Professional Experience

Present
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

2014-2016
NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota

2011-2014
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa

Research Interests
  • Early childhood development
  • Connections among learning, cognitive, and brain development
  • Emergence of executive function
  • Early intervention and school readiness
  • Dynamic systems theory and neural networks
Selected Publications

Ross-Sheehy, S., Perone, S., Macek, K.L., & Eschman, B. (2017). Visual orienting and attention deficits in 5- and 10-month-old preterm infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 46, 80-90.

Ross-Sheehy, S., Perone, S., Vecera, S., & Oakes, L.M. (2016). The relationship between sitting and the use of symmetry as a cue to figure-ground assignment in 6.5-month-old infants. Frontiers Psychology: Developmental Psychology.

Perone, S., Molitor, S.J., Buss, A.T., Spencer, J.P., & Samuelson, L.K. (2015). Enhancing executive function in 3-year-old children performing the dimensional change card sort task. Child Development, 86, 812-827.

Perone, S., & Ambrose, J. (2015). A process view of learning and development in an autonomous exploratory system. In Schoner, G., Spencer, J.P., &  the DFT Research Group (2015). Dynamic Thinking: A Primer on Dynamic Field Theory. Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Perone, S., & Spencer, J.P. (2014). The co-development of looking and discrimination during infancy. Developmental Psychology, 50, 837-852.

Perone, S., & Spencer, J.P. (2013). Autonomy in action: Linking the act of looking to memory formation in infancy via dynamic neural fields. Cognitive Science, 37, 1-60.

Simmering, V.R., & Perone, S. (2013). Working memory capacity as a dynamic process. Frontiers in Psychology: Hypothesis and Theory, 3, 1-26.

Spencer, J.P., Perone, S., Johnson, J.S. (2009). The dynamic field theory and embodied cognitive dynamics. In J.P. Spencer, M.S. Thomas, & J.L. McClelland (Eds.) Toward a Unified Theory of Development: Connectionism and Dynamic Systems Theory Re-Considered (p. 86-118). New York: Oxford University Press.