Ashley Ruba

Doctor of Psychology

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Developmental Psychology at the University of Washington with Dr. Betty Repacholi. In September 2019, I will be starting a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin - Madison with Dr. Seth Pollak. My fellowship is funded by the Training Program in Emotion Research (T32 MH018931).

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Research

How do infants learn labels for emotional expressions?

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Investigation of rabbit’s neuronal reaction What is the main factor of peoples agression?

Ashley studies how emotion concepts develop throughout the lifespan, particularly in infancy and early childhood.

How do infants and adults categorize emotional expressions? How does language play a role in this process?

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Investigation of rabbit’s neuronal reaction What is the main factor of peoples agression?

How and when do infants understand different negative emotions (e.g., anger, disgust)?

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Investigation of rabbit’s neuronal reaction What is the main factor of peoples agression?

How do supervised and unsupervised learning processes influence emotion concept development?

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Investigation of rabbit’s neuronal reaction What is the main factor of peoples agression?

How do parents talk to their infants about emotions?

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Investigation of rabbit’s neuronal reaction What is the main factor of peoples agression?

Publications

How do you feel? Preverbal infants match negative emotions to events.

Developmental Psychology (In Press)

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Constructing emotion categorization: Insights from developmental psychology applied to a young adult sample.

Emotion, Volume 18(7), Oct 2018, 1043-1051

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Developmental changes in infants' categorization of anger and disgust facial expressions.

Developmental Psychology, Volume 53(10), Oct 2017, 1826-1832

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Education

  • 2019

    Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

    Research under Dr. Seth Pollak in the Child Emotion Lab at the Waisman Center. Fellowship is funded by the Training Program in Emotion Research

  • 2019

    Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Dissertation: The development of emotion concepts in the first two years of life

  • 2013

    B.A., Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC

    Honors Thesis: Eighteen-month-olds discriminate and categorize anger and disgust facial expressions: Implications for emotional development theories

Achievements

Contact

The best way to reach me is through email.

aruba@u.washington.edu
  • Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences
  • 1715 Columbia Road N
  • Portage Bay Building
  • Box 357988
  • University of Washington