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Dr. Amanda McGraw

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Social Sciences

Email address  amcgraw@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7152
Office location  Gooding 225

Education

  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Florida State University, 2019
  • M.S., Cognitive Psychology, Florida State University, 2017
  • B.A., Elizabethtown College, 2012

Fields of Study

  • Factors related to math learning and math performance in children and adults, including cognitive (e.g. working memory, language ability), affective (e.g. math anxiety and utility), and embodied (e.g. finger counting, gestures) factors
  • Math-specific language and its relation to mathematical performance
  • Development of mathematical skills in relation to the home numeracy environment.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 201)
  • Research Methods and Statistics I (PSYC 311)

Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • Ganley, C. M., & McGraw, A. L. (2016).  The development and validation of a revised version of the Math Anxiety Scale for Young Children.  Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1181
  • Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE) Teaching Assistant, Florida State University, 2018 - 2019
  • IES Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Fellowship, Florida State University 2013-2016