| ACADEMICS | Schools & Departments | Psychology | Vrinda Kalia
Area of SpecializationDr. Kalia is interested in examining the role of social context in cognitive development. She is especially interested in studying the role of culture and interpersonal interaction in the development of thinking and meaning making in both children and adults. Dr. Kalia has examined the relationship between language and thought in various cultural groups – Spanish-English bilingual children, Indian bilingual children, American bilingual adults, and Indian bilingual adults. She uses both traditional experimental methods and observational methods (i.e. studying development as it takes place in schools, classrooms, and homes) in her research.