Research Area

Our research area is cognitive development, with a special focus on the development of spatial cognition, mental representations, and imagery abilities. We are interested in investigating how these spatial abilities are influenced by motor development and active experience. Another focus of our research group lies on investigating the link between spatial reasoning skills and mathematical cognition. Here, we are interested in examining underlying mechanisms of such relations as well as developing viable interventions.

This research is funded by a grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation to Andrea Frick, who is an SNFS associate professor of Developmental Psychology
at the Department since fall 2014.

Department of Psychology - R. Faucigny 2 - 1700 Fribourg - Tel +41 26 / 300 7620 - psychologie [at] unifr.ch   -   Swiss University