Patricia Bauer

Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Psychology, Emory University

Patricia J. Bauer is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Psychology at Emory University. She is a developmental scientists whose primary interests are in autobiographical or personal memory and its development. She earned her PhD from Miami University after which she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Diego. She served on the faculty of the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota from 1989-2005. After two years on the faculty at Duke University (2005-2007), she moved to Emory University, where she became the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Psychology, and also serves as Senior Associate Dean for Research, Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Her research concerns the emergence of the ability to recall specific past events, including those that are personally relevant or significant—so-called autobiographical memories. She is especially interested in the phenomenon of infantile or childhood amnesia: the relative paucity among adults of autobiographical memories from the first years of life. She has reported the results of her research in numerous empirical articles as well as the book “Remembering the Times of Our Lives: Memory in Infancy and Beyond” (2007), winner of the Book Award of the Cognitive Development Society. Throughout her career, her work has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She currently directs an NIH predoctoral training grant on “Mechanisms of Learning Across Development and Species.”

Participant In:

The Mind of a Child

Saturday, April 18, 2015
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

How does a one-year-old understand the world? A three-year-old? A five-year-old? How does the mental functioning of very young children differ from that of older children and of adults? Recognizing the ways in which children conceptualize the world, remember their experiences, and modulate emotions is crucial in providing both normally developing children and children with… read more »