Sara C Broaders

  • 220 Citations
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Research Interests

Role of gesture in cognition and communication and issues in memory development, primarily the use of gesture by both interviewers and witnesses in forensic interviews, and the type of functions that gesture may serve in this situation; role of gesture in cognitive development and problem solving.

Education/Academic qualification

Developmental Psychology and Mental Health , PhD, The University of Chicago

… → 2003

Developmental Psychology, MA, The University of Chicago

… → 1999

Psychology, BA, College of the Holy Cross

… → 1991

Research interests

  • Cognitive development
  • Forensic interviews
  • Memory suggestibility
  • Role of gesture in cognition and communication
  • Student technology use in classrooms

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Gestures Medicine & Life Sciences
Hand Medicine & Life Sciences
Learning Medicine & Life Sciences
Interviews Medicine & Life Sciences
cognitive development Social Sciences
interview Social Sciences
witness Social Sciences
cognition Social Sciences

Research Output 1999 2010

  • 220 Citations
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Chapter
39 Citations (Scopus)

Truth is at hand: How gesture adds information during investigative interviews

Broaders, S. C. & Goldin-Meadow, S., Jun 25 2010, In : Psychological Science. 21, 5, p. 623-628 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

181 Citations (Scopus)

Making Children Gesture Brings Out Implicit Knowledge and Leads to Learning

Broaders, S. C., Cook, S. W., Mitchell, Z. & Goldin-Meadow, S., Nov 1 2007, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 136, 4, p. 539-550 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implicit Knowledge

Predicting Psychological Well-Being From Beliefs and Goal Appraisal Processes During the Experience of Emotional Events

Stein, N. L., Sheldrick, R. A. & Broaders, S. C., 1999, Narrative, Comprehension, Causality, and Coherence: Essays in Honor of Tom Trabasso. Goldman, S. R., Graesser, A. C. & van den Broek, P. (eds.). Mahwah, New Jersey: Erlbaum

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter