College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
    
  Lana Karasik
Assistant Professor
Psychology

Lana Karasik
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 4S Room 206
Phone : 718.982.3778
Fax : 718.982.4114
lana.karasik@csi.cuny.edu


Degrees :
PhD, New York University
BA, University of Michigan




Biography / Academic Interests :
I study the development of infants across multiple domains including perceptual-motor and social-cognitive with a focus on culture and context. Through naturalistic and experimental investigations, I examine how infants’ emerging motor skills offer new opportunities to explore and navigate their surroundings, engage with people, and use social information to make decisions about action. Reciprocally, I examine how caregivers modify their expectations and behaviors as a result of their infants’ changing skills. Finally, I consider the role of culture and context in shaping parents’ beliefs and practices thereby altering children’s developmental pathways.

Scholarship / Publications :
Karasik, L. B., Zuckerman, A. L., & Adolph, K. E. (in prep). Supported walking in 11-month-old infants.

Karasik, L. B., Adolph, K. E., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., & Bornstein, M. H. (in prep). Cross-cultural comparison of posture, play, and parenting.

Karasik, L. B., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Adolph, K. E. (in prep). Crawling and walking infants elicit different verbal responses from mothers.

Karasik, L. B., Adolph, K. E., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., & Zuckerman, A. L. (2012). Carry on: Spontaneous object carrying in 13-month-old crawling and walking infants. Developmental Psychology, 48, 389-397.

Karasik, L. B., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., & Adolph, K. E. (2011). Transition from crawling to walking affects infants’ actions with objects and people. Child Development, 82, 1199-1209.

Adolph, K. E., Karasik, L. B., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S. (2011). Using social information to guide action: Infants’ locomotion over slippery slopes. Neural Networks, Special Issue on Social Cognition: From Babies to Robots, 23, 1033-1042.

Karasik, L. B., Adolph, K. E., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Bornstein, M. H. (2010). WEIRD walking: Cross-cultural research on motor development. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33, 95.

Adolph, K. E., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., & Karasik, L. B. (2010). Cinderella indeed. Journal of Child Language, 37, 269.

Adolph, K. E., Karasik, L. B., & Tamis-LeMonda, C. S. (2010). Motor skills. In Bornstein, M. H. (Ed.), Handbook of Cultural Developmental Science (pp. 61-88). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Karasik, L. B., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Adolph, K. E., & Dimitropoulou, K. A. (2008). How mothers encourage and discourage infants’ motor actions. Infancy, 13, 366-392.

Adolph, K. E., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Ishak, S., Karasik, L. B., & Lobo, S. A. (2008). Experience is posture specific for descending slopes. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1705-1714.

Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Adolph, K. E., Lobo, S. A., Karasik, L. B., Ishak, S., & Dimitropoulou, K. A. (2008). When infants take mothers’ advice: 18-month-olds integrate perceptual and social information to guide motor action. Developmental Psychology, 44, 734-746.