Karen Adolph

KAREN E. ADOLPH is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at New York University. She received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and Ph.D. from Emory University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Adolph leads the databrary.org project to enable open video data sharing, and maintains the datavyu.org computerized video coding tool. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science and Past-President of the International Congress on Infant Studies. She received a Cattell Sabbatical Award, the APF Fantz Memorial Award, the APA Boyd McCandless Award, the ICIS Young Investigator Award, FIRST and MERIT awards from NICHD, and five teaching awards from NYU. She chaired the NIH study section on Motor Function and Speech Rehabilitation and serves on the McDonnell Foundation advisory board and editorial boards of Developmental Psychobiology and Motor Learning and Development. Adolph’s research on perceptual-motor learning and development has been continually funded by NIH and NSF since 1991. Her lab innovated head-mounted eye tracking in freely mobile infants, instrumented floors and video tracking to record infants’ natural locomotor exploration, and psychophysical methods to index infants’ perception of affordances. She has over 150 publications.

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Adolph, K. E., Gilmore, R. O., & Kennedy, J. L. (2017). Video data and documentation will improve psychological science. Psychological Science Agenda, (/science/about /psa/2017/10/index.aspx).

Lee, D. K., Cole, W. G., Golenia, L., & Adolph, K. E. (2017). The cost of simplifying complex developmental phenomena: A new perspective on learning to walk. Developmental Science.

Kretch, K. S. & Adolph, K. E. (2017). The organization of exploratory behaviors in infant locomotor planning. Developmental Science, 20, 1-17.

Adolph, K. E., & Kretch, K. S. (2015). Gibson’s theory of perceptual learning. In J. D. Wright (Ed.-in-chief), International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences, 2nd ed., Vol. 10 (pp. 127-134). Oxford: Elsevier.

Adolph, K. E. & Robinson, S. R. (2015). Motor development. In R. M. Lerner (Series Eds.) & L. Liben & U. Muller (Vol. Eds), Handbook of child psychology and developmental science: Vol. 2: Cognitive processes (7th ed.) New York: Wiley, pp. 114-157.

Adolph, K. E. & Tamis-LeMonda, C. S. (2014). The costs and benefits of development: The transition from crawling to walking. Child Development Perspectives, 8, 187-192.