Colloquium - Simona Ghetti, Ph.D.
Colloquium title: “Development of Uncertainty Monitoring in Childhood”
Simona Ghetti, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. Simona Ghetti received her PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Davis in 2001. She held a tenured position at the Italian National Research Council from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, she joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ghetti studies typical and atypical development of memory and metamemory in childhood, using behavioral and neuroimaging methods. Her work has been continually funded by the NIH, NSF and various foundations. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to the field, including the APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contribution to Psychology.
Children exhibit remarkable capacity to reflect on the content and accuracy of their memories. Dr. Ghetti will discuss behavioral and neuroimaging findings that reveal mechanisms that support improvements in the capacity to discriminate subjective states of confidence and uncertainty as they relate to episodic memory. She will also discuss how the precursors to these mechanisms might begin to operate during infancy and early childhood and whether they suggest developmental continuity in uncertainty monitoring functioning.
The colloquium is worth 1.0 CEU for Psychologists.