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Past Researcher Profiles

Oct 21 2018 | Posted In: Research, Researcher Profile
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator   Over the past three years, nearly 150 children at Bing have played a fun guessing game with Jazzy, a brightly colored hand puppet. For the game, children took one card at a time from a stack of cards. Each card pictured one or two animals....
Oct 25 2017 | Posted In: Research, Researcher Profile
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator  Can robots have feelings? Do staplers get hungry? Can a mouse feel happy? These are some of the questions Stanford researcher Kara Weisman explores with adults and children regarding their understanding of the mental and inner lives of animate...
Oct 23 2016 | Posted In: Research, Researcher Profile
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator  Are horses like zebras or are zebras like horses? Can girls do math as well as boys or vice versa? How does the order of the nouns communicate information to adults and children? 
Sep 24 2015 | Posted In: Researcher Profile
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator   Research is an integral part of Bing Nursery School. Each year about 40 Stanford researchers work with children at Bing as participants in their studies. One of these is graduate student Ali Horowitz. Over the past five years, Horowitz was...
Aug 4 2014 | Posted In: Research, Researcher Profile
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator In the course of his research, Taylor Holubar has played games with hundreds of children at Bing Nursery School. From these games, which were also research studies, the Stanford graduate student in developmental psychology is exploring how...
Aug 4 2013 | Posted In: Research, Researcher Profile
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator An adult accidentally drops a pen on the floor near a child. The adult tries to retrieve it unsuccessfully due to a table blocking the way. Watching this happening, how likely is it that the child will help the adult pick up the pen? How...
Aug 1 2012 | Posted In: Researcher Profile, Staff Development and Conferences
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator “Cow!” a 3-year-old exclaimed, pointing to the picture of a bison. Her parent said, “It’s sort of a cow,” and went on to explain that it’s really a bison. How might the child interpret the information modified by the phrase “sort of”?
Oct 1 2011 | Posted In: Research, Researcher Profile
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator What might be an effective way to help children learn about nutrition? Is it possible to teach young children biological concepts about food and nutrition? If so, does it make a difference in children’s food choices? Sarah Gripshover, a 4th-...
Oct 1 2010 | Posted In: Research, Researcher Profile
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator How do demonstrations of how something works influence young children’s expectations about how things will work in the future? Does giving children cues about what to pay attention to help them more readily discern the importance of the...
Sep 1 2009 | Posted In: Research, Researcher Profile
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator Are bilingual children more sensitive to non-verbal gestures in communication than monolingual children? Are they better able to interpret speakers’ intent? These are the questions Wei Quin Yow aims to answer through a series of studies...

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