University of Wisconsin–Madison

Haley Vlach

Assistant Professor

hvlach@wisc.edu

(608) 262-6105

886 Educational Sciences
1025 West Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53706-1706

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Biography

Haley Vlach is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and director of the Learning, Cognition, & Development (LCD) Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research is on children’s learning and cognitive development. For more information about Haley Vlach’s research, visit the LCD Lab website: Learning, Cognition, & Development Lab

Research Interests

My research examines the mechanisms underlying children’s learning in order to (1) understand cognition and how cognition develops, and (2) build an empirical base for the design of successful educational and health interventions. My work spans the following cognitive and developmental processes: memory, memory development, word and category learning, concept learning, conceptual development, inductive learning, and generalization/transfer of learning. A central focus is connecting more traditional psychological research to applied settings, such as the design of cognitive interventions and concept learning in the classroom. For more information, please see my lab website: Learning, Cognition, & Development Lab .

Education

Ph D, Developmental & Cognitive Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

MA, Developmental & Cognitive Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

BS, Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA