Background and Publications

Education


Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, cum laude, Bryn Mawr College, 1988

Master of Arts, Sociology, Bryn Mawr College, 1989

Master of Arts, Psychology, University of Arizona, 1997 

Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science minor, University of Arizona, 1999 

NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000-2003

Publications


Sharon, T. (2016). Constructing adulthood: Markers of adulthood and well-being among emerging adults. Journal of Emerging Adulthood, 4(3) 161-167. Doi: 10.1177/2167696815579826 (pdf)

Sharon, T. (2012). Learning Times Two Creating Learning Through a Children's Museum Exhibit. Teaching of Psychology, 39(1), 24-28. (pdf)

Sharon, T. (2005). Made to symbolize: Intentionality and children's early understanding of symbols. Journal of Cognition and Development, 6(2), 163-178. (pdf)

DeLoache, J. S., & Sharon, T. (2005). Symbols and similarity: You can get too much of a good thing. Journal of Cognition and Development, 6(1), 33-49. (pdf)

Sharon, T., & Woolley, J. D. (2004). Do monsters dream? Young children's understanding of the fantasy/reality distinction. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 22(2), 293-310. (pdf)

Sharon, T., & DeLoache, J. S. (2003). The role of perseveration in children's symbolic understanding and skill. Developmental Science, 6(3), 289-296. (pdf)

Sharon, T. (2001). Sampling issues and the parameters of impossibility. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, 20, 373-380.

Sharon, T., & Wynn, K. (1998). Individuation of actions from continuous motion. Psychological Science, 9, 357-362.

Jacob, T., Tennenbaum, D., Seilhamer, R. A., Bargiel, K., & Sharon, T. (1994). Reactivity effects during naturalistic observation of distressed and nondistressed families. Journal of Family Psychology, 8, 354-363.

Talks and Presentations


Sharon, T. (2013). Research ethics in the social sciences. Invited guest lecture in three HON 105 classes.

Holt, Leanne, & Sharon, T. (2013, April). Carryover effect of emotion regulation on decision making under risk. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.  

Coombs, Indienne, & Sharon, T. (2013, April). Examining differences in moral identity through international service-learning. Poster presented at the National Undergraduate Research Council, Chicago, IL.

Holt, Leanne, & Sharon, T. (2011, April). Carryover effect of emotion regulation on decision making under risk. Poster presented at the Mercer University's Undergraduate Research Symposium, Macon, GA.

Sharon, T. (2010, March). Theory of mind. Guest lecture in Dr. Creighton Rosental's Philosophy of Mind course. Sharon, T. (2010, February).  Growing up and growing old: 12 activities for teaching a developmental lab course. Poster presented at the Southeastern Association for the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Hensel, L., & Sharon, T. (2008, November). Designing science for all: An interdisciplinary model of general science education. Poster presented  at the AACU conference on 'Advancing Learning, Engaging Science', Providence, RI.

Adolphus, E., Hughes, C., Washington, K., Wells, C., Widder, A., & Sharon, T. (2007, April). Mercer united or divided? A survey of religious beliefs among Mercer faculty and students. Poster presented at Mercer University's Undergraduate Research Symposium, Macon, GA.

Sharon, T. (2007, March).  Imagination  and creativity. Guest lecture in an honors engineering class (EGR 102, M. Dyane Aldridge, instructor).

Sharon, T. (2007, February). "It's like an adventure, and at the end I'm not going to be where I am right now, and I'm OK with that": Catalysts of development at a religiously-affiliated school in the South.  Talk presented at the Mercer University Undergraduate Research Series, Macon, GA.

McCormick, M., & Sharon, T. (2007, February).  Religious identity development and spiritual maturation among college students. Poster presented at the Emerging Adulthood Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Sharon, T. (2003, April). Symbolic sensitivity and the development of symbolic understanding. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Sharon, T. (2003, October). Intentional Understanding and Childrens' Understanding of Symbolic Artifacts. Talk presented at the Mercer University Undergraduate Research Series, Macon, GA.

Sharon, T. (2002, November).  Learning and the Brain.  Guest lecture in an education class (Emory University, Wendy Newby, instructor).

Sharon, T. (2002, April). Symbolic understanding and children's understanding of intentions. Invited presentation at the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Nashville, TN.

Sharon, T. (2001, October).  Strategy variation in children's use of scale models. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC.

Sharon, T. (2001, April). Children's understanding of the intentionality of symbols. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Sharon, T., & Woolley, J. (2001, April). Do monsters dream? The development of the fantasy-reality distinction. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Sharon, T., and Wynn, K. (2000, July). Mechanisms for parsing motion: The role of tangent discontinuities. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Brighton, England.

DeLoache, J. S., Troseth, G. T., and Sharon, T. (2000, July). Intentionality and early symbol use. Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Brighton, England.

Sharon, T., & DeLoache, J. S. (2000, April.) The role of perseveration in young children's use of scale models: Cause or consequence? Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Sharon, T. (1999, October). Avenues into symbolic understanding: The role of intentionality. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC.

Sharon, T. (1999, April).  The role of intentionality in children's understanding of representations. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Sharon, T., and Wynn, K. (1997, April). Infants' individuation and enumeration of actions.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC.