Nathan R George

Nathan R George
Adelphi University | AU · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
Nathan George is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. His research centers on infants' and children's developing understanding of events and how they are represented in language.
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - present
Adelphi University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Primary instructor for General Psychology and Developmental Psychology.
January 2016 - May 2016
Pennsylvania State University
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Primary instructor for an online course in cognitive psychology.
August 2014 - July 2016
Pennsylvania State University
Position
  • PIRE Postdoctoral Scholar
Description
  • I conducted research on verb learning and event knowledge across infants, children, and monolingual and bilingual adult second language learners.
Education
August 2009 - May 2014
Temple University
Field of study
  • Developmental Psychology
August 2004 - May 2008
Lehigh University
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (6)
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Göksun, George, Hirsh-Pasek, and Golinkoff (2013) used force dynamics, or the semantic categories defined by spatial arrays of forces, to study the development of preschoolers' predictions about the outcomes of forces working in concert. The current study extends this approach to problems requiring inferences about causal factors. In total, 30 5- a...
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Even infants can recognize physically impossible patterns of motion, seem to expect correct trajectories, and as they develop motor skills, move as necessary to achieve a goal. Yet in adulthood, the majority of people perform poorly when asked to make explicit predictions about motion in the same problems, and are influenced by irrelevant surface f...
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Verbs and prepositions pose significant challenges in second language learning, as languages differ in how they map these relational terms onto events. Second language learners must put aside their language-specific lens to uncover how a new language operates, perhaps having to rediscover semantic distinctions typically ignored in the first languag...
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Linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience all have rich histories in language research. Crosstalk among these disciplines, as realized in studies of phonology, is pivotal for understanding a fundamental challenge for first and second language learners (SLLs): learning verbs. Linguistic and behavioral research with monolinguals suggests that infants...
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How do children evaluate complex causal events? This study investigates preschoolers' representation of force dynamics in causal scenes, asking whether (a) children understand how single and dual forces impact an object's movement and (b) this understanding varies across cause types (Cause, Enable, Prevent). Three-and-a half- to 5.5-year-olds (n =...

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