Mello, Catherine

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Assistant Professor of Psychology
112 Franco Building
Biography

Dr. Catherine Mello teaches in the Applied Psychology and Rehabilitation and Human Services programs at Penn State Berks. Her teaching interests include statistics, research methods, biological psychology, psychometric assessment, and disability. Her scholarly pursuits  focus on the development and evaluation of assessment tools and intervention programs for children with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Mello also participates on research on the integration of sensory and motor information, namely in spatial updating during locomotion and the interactions between movement (e.g., gesture, effort) and high-level cognition. Her applied interests include the use of virtual reality and related technologies in research, education, and clinical settings.

Publications

Rivard, M., Morin, D., Dionne, C., Mello, C., & Gagnon, M.-A. (2015). Assessment, intervention, and training needs of service providers for children with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorders and concurrent problem behaviours. Exceptionality Education International, 25, 65-83.

Avraamides, M., Mello, C., & Greenauer, N. (2013). Spatial representations of described and perceived locations. In Tenbrink, J., Wiener, J., & Claramunt, C. (Eds.), Spatial Behaviour and Linguistic Representations (pp. 27 - 41). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Education

PhD, Psychology - Brain and Cognitive Science, Miami University

M.Sc., Psychology - Experimental, Université de Montréal

B.Sc., Psychology, Université de Montréal