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About Dr. Gómez

Rebecca Gómez obtained her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from New Mexico State University in 1995 and completed a post-doctoral position at the University of Arizona before taking her first faculty position at Johns Hopkins University in 1999. She returned to the University of Arizona in 2001 where she is presently a Professor. Dr. Gómez directs the Child Cognition Lab, housed in the Department of Psychology.


Dr. Gómez studies learning and language development in infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. She also studies memory development and the role of sleep in child learning. Dr. Gómez was the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, has been an associate editor for Cognition, a leading journal in the field of cognitive science, and has served on the editorial boards of Psychological Science and Language Learning and Development.

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