Department of Psychology
2001 S Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD, 57197
Phone: (605) 274-5440
Teaching Portfolio: http://oklportfolio.wordpress.com
University of Virginia, 2008
Doctoral Dissertation: Proximal processes in preschoolers’ word learning from classroom storybook sessions: Effects of teacher elaboration and child attention
Committee: Dr. Robert C. Pianta (chair), Dr. Daniel T. Willingham, Dr. Vikram K. Jaswal, Dr. Tina Stanton-Chapman (Curry School of Education)
University of Virginia, 2006
Masters Thesis: When Two Heads Are Not Better Than One: Partner Neglect in Paired Memory Tasks
Goucher College, 1998
Degree with Distinction, Honors in Major, Dean’s List, Board of Trustees Scholar
University of Exeter (England), 1997-1998
Instituto Dialogo (Salvador, Brazil), 1996
School Year Abroad (Barcelona, Spain), 1993-1994
Honors and Awards
Institute of Education Sciences Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2008
Selected for Participation in Tomorrow’s Professor Today program, Teaching Resource Center, University of Virginia, 2006- 2008
Trustees of Goucher College Four-year Merit Scholarship, 1995-1998
Maryland Psychological Association Student Research Award, First Place (“The generation effect and originality in definitions of unfamiliar words”), 1997
National Security Education Program Scholarship for Study Abroad, 1996
Goucher College Writing Prize (Statistics: “Discrepancies between perceived risk and actual probability”), 1996
Lima, O., Jaswal, V., & Dodson, C. (2007). When two heads are not better than one: Partner neglect in paired memory tasks. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14, 88–94.
Jaswal, V. K. & Lima, O. K. (in preparation). Compliance, conversion, and category induction.
Lima, O. K., Hege, A. C. G., & Seder, J. P. (2007).
Practicing mentorship: Graduate-student supervision of undergraduate research assistants. Poster to be presented at the Thirtieth Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL, Jan. 3-6, 2008.
Lima, O. & Jaswal, V. K. (2007). Children rely on unexpected labels to make inferences beyond the original task. Poster to be presented at the Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Santa Fe, NM, Oct. 26-27, 2007.
Lima, O. K., Downer, J., Gerber, E., & Pianta, R. (2007). School readiness: A new observational measure of children’s classroom interactions. Poster presented at the Institute of Education Sciences 2007 Research Conference, Washington, DC, Jun. 7-8, 2007.
Lima, O. & Jaswal, V. (2007). Why children perform label-based category induction: More than compliance. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC, May 24-27, 2007.
Lima, O. K., Downer, J., Gerber, E., Henry, A., Nishida, T., Yoder, B. & Pianta, R. (2007). Children’s interactions across preschool contexts: An observational assessment. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Apr. 9-13, 2007.
Downer, J., Gerber, E., Lima, O., Henry, H., Nishida, T., Yoder, B. & Pianta, R. (2007). Observational assessment of young children in a preschool environment. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Boston, MA, Mar. 29 - Apr. 1, 2007.
Lima, O. & Jaswal, V. (2007). The persistence of labels: Category induction reflects change in children's representation of labeled objects. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Boston, MA, Mar. 29 - Apr. 1, 2007.
Hege, A.C.G., Seder, J.P., Lima, O.K., Riener, C., Malone, L.S. & Proffitt, D.R. (2006). Improving the educational quality of the undergraduate research assistantship in psychology. Poster presented at the Teaching Institute of the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY, May 25-28, 2006.
Lima, O., Jaswal, V., & Dodson, C. (2006). When two heads are not better than one: Partner neglect in paired memory tasks. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY, May 25-28, 2006.
Pinto, K., Hisley, J., Aranda [Lima], O., & Mills, C. (1998). The generation effect and originality in definitions of unfamiliar words. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD, Feb.27-Mar.1, 1998.
- Educational applications of cognitive development
- Word learning
- Testimony (learning from others)
- Metamemory and self-regulation in learning
- Teaching of psychology
- Child Development
- Word Learning
- Introductory/General Psychology
- Research Methods
- Data Analysis
- Faculty Development
Introduction to Child Development
Research Methods & Data Analysis
Breakdown of the Mind: Psychology
The Science of Memory
Association for Psychological Science
Society for Research in Child Development
Cognitive Development Society
American Educational Research Association
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Co-Coordinator, Developmental Psychology Area Lecture Series (UVa., 2005-2006)
Co-Coordinator, Prospective Graduate Student Planning Committee (UVa., 2005)
Member, Tomorrow’s Professor Today program (2006-2008)