Dr. Maria Arredondo received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan. She is a National Science Foundation and UBC Killam postdoctoral research fellow, working under the guidance of Drs. Janet F. Werker and Richard N. Aslin. She is affiliated with the Infant Studies Centre and Haskins Laboratories.
Research interests include how bilingual infants and children become proficient in their languages, which cognitive and brain mechanisms underlie successful language acquisition, and how bilinguals use linguistic information to succeed in school and learn from their diverse socio-cultural environments.
Arredondo, M. M., Hu, X., Seifert, E., Satterfield, T., & Kovelman, I. (2018). Bilingual exposure enhances left IFG specialization for language in children. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-19.
Reh, R., Arredondo, M. M.,& Werker, J. (2018). Understanding individual variation in levels of second language attainment through the lens of critical period mechanisms. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition,1-2. D
Tran, C. D., Arredondo, M. M., & Yoshida, H. (2018). Early executive function: the influence of culture and bilingualism. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition,1-19.
Arredondo, M. M.& Gelman, S. A. (2017, early view). Do varieties of Spanish influence U.S. Spanish-English bilingual children’s friendship judgments? Child Development.
Arredondo, M. M., Hu, X., Satterfield, T., & Kovelman, I. (2017) Bilingualism alters children’s frontal lobe functioning for attentional control. Developmental Science.
Arredondo, M. M.,Rosado, M. & Satterfield, T. (2016). Understanding ethnic identity development and its impact on Spanish literacy for U.S. Latino children. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 16, 245-266.
- Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from UBC (2018-2020)
- National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and Graduate Research Fellowship (2012-2017)