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Dr Penny Van Bergen
First name:Penny
Surname:Van Bergen
Faculty:Faculty of Human Sciences
Department:Department of Educational Studies
Telephone number:+61-2-9850-8662
Discipline/Expertise:I conduct research identifying the various ways in which parents and teachers promote children's development. I have previously examined the way in which parent reminiscing scaffolds children's autobiographical memory, on how parents promote children's emotion understanding, on how teachers promote children's emotional perspective taking, and on how children remember past experiences at school (e.g. fights with classmates, accomplishments). My current projects focus on student-teacher relationships.
Keywords:memory, autobiographical memory, emotion, educational psychology, cognitive development, socio-emotional development