Loyola University Chicago
Catherine A. Haden is Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Haden is a developmental psychologist with long-standing interests in the sociocultural development of memory and narrative skills in early childhood. Her work has characterized the narrative styles that parents use to structure conversations with their children when talking about past events and during book reading. Dr. Haden’s current research focuses on the ways that parent-child conversational interactions and storytelling during hands-on science and engineering activities can benefit children’s STEM learning and subsequent remembering and transfer of knowledge. This work is contributing to exhibit design and facilitation strategies that advance real-world STEM learning opportunities for children and families in museums and libraries.
Favorite children’s book: Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne.
“For the friendships and adventures.”
- Children’s Memory and Learning
- Collaborative Research: Making Space for Story-Based Tinkering to Scaffold Early Informal Engineering Learning
- Collaborative Research: Advancing Early STEM Learning Opportunities Through Tinkering and Reflection
- Making Museum Memories
- Conversational Reflections About Tinkering Experiences in a Children’s Museum
- Engaging Experts in the Use of Oral Narratives During Informal Science Programs for Families