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Sara Broaders

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Professor of Instruction

Research Interests

My primary current research interest is student technology use in the classroom and its impact on learning. My research interests also include the role of gesture in cognition and communication and issues in memory development. I am primarily interested in the use of gesture by both interviewers and witnesses in forensic interviews, and the type of functions that gesture may serve in this situation. I have also studied the role of gesture in cognitive development and problem solving.

Selected Publications

Broaders, S.C., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2010).  Truth is at hand: How gesture adds information during investigative interviews.  Psychological Science, 21, 623-628.

Broaders, S.C., Wagner Cook, S., Mitchell, Z., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2007). Making children gesture reveals implicit knowledge and leads to learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 136 (4), 539-550.