Lorraine E. Bahrick

Lorraine E. Bahrick
  • Postdoctoral Fellow UCB
  • Ph.D. Cornell University
  • B.A Hampshire College

Research Interests

Dr. Bahrick has conducted research on the development of attention, perception, learning, and memory in infancy and early childhood, with a particular focus on intersensory perception and the emergence of social orienting. She also studies atypical attention and perception in children with autism. She often collaborates with the FIU Psychobiology Lab to examine the nature of interesnsory perception across prenatal and postnatal developkment. Dr. Bahrick’s research has appeared in such journals as Psychological Bulletin, Infant Behavior and Development, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Child Development, and Ecological Psychology. In addition, Dr. Bahrick has been awarded numerous federal research grants to conduct studies in the area of infant and child cognitive and perceptual development. Most recently, she was awarded a grant to study autism.

Select Publications

Flom, R. & Bahrick, L.E. (2007). The development of infant discrimination of affect in multimodal and unimodal stimulation: The role of intersensory redundancy. Developmental Psychology, 43, 238-252.

Parker, J.F., Bahrick, L.E., Fivush, R., & Johnson, P. (2006). The impact of stress on mothers’ memory for a natural disaster. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 12, 142-154.

Lickliter, R., Bahrick, L.E., & Markham, R.G. (2006). Intersensory redundancy educates selective attention in bobwhite quail embryos. Developmental Science, 9, 605-616.

Bahrick, L.E., Hernandez-Reif, M., & Flom, R. (2005). The development of infant learning about specific face-voice relations. Developmental Psychology, 41, 541-552.

Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & Flom, R. (2004). Intersensory redundancy guides infants’ selective attention, perceptual and cognitive development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13, 99-102.

Lickliter, R., Bahrick, L.E., & Honeycutt, H. (2004). Intersensory redundancy enhances memory in bobwhite quail embryos. Infancy, 5, 253-269.

Bahrick, L. E. & Lickliter, R. (2002). Intersensory redundancy guides early perceptual and cognitive development. In R. Kail (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Vol. 30 (pp. 153-187). New York: Academic Press.

Bahrick, L.E., Gogate, L.J., & Ruiz, I. (2002). Attention and memory for faces and actions in infancy: The salience of actions over faces in dynamic events. Child Development, 73, 1629-1643.

Bahrick, L. E. (2002). Generalization of learning in three-and-a-half-month-old infants on the basis of amodal relations. Child Development, 73, 667-681.

Bahrick, L. E. (2001). Increasing specificity in perceptual development: Infants’ detection of nested levels of multimodal stimulation. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 79, 253-270.

Courses Taught

  • Infant Development: The Basis of Human Knowledge
  • Developmental Senior Lab
  • Integrating Research and Theory in Developmental Science
  • Special Topics graduate courses in: Face Processing Across the Life Span; Autism; and Intersensory Perception
  • Graduate Proseminar: Development in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence