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Leigh F. Bacher

Bacher Psychology International Education Advisor

 Office: Mahar 455
Phone: 315.312.3475
E Mail: leigh.bacher@oswego.edu
Home Page: http://www.oswego.edu/~bacher/


Fall 2013 Class Schedule:  
Course Number:  PSY 280-840 / 84L   
Course Title:  Analysis of Psychological Data 
Lecture Day(s):  Tuesday, Thursday  
Lecture Time:  2:20-3:40 
Lecture Location:  Mahar 107 
Lab Day(s):  Wednesday
Lab Time:  1:50-3:50 
Lab Location:  Mahar 210  

Course Number:  PSY 280-870 / 87L 
Course Title:  Analysis of Psychological Data
Lecture Day(s):  Tuesday, Thursday 
Lecture Time:  11:10-12:30 
Lecture Location:  Mahar 114
Lab Day(s):  Friday
Lab Time:  12:40-2:40
Lab Location:  Mahar 210

Course Number: 
PSY 328-800
Course Title:  Cognitive Developmnet                                                                                                                                                      
Day(s):  Tuesday, Thursday 
Time:  8:00-9:20
Location:  Mahar 103

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Spring 2013 Class Schedule:  
Course Number:   PSY 290-800/80L  
Course Title:  Research Methods in Psychology 
Lecture Day(s):  T Th    
Lecture Time:  8:00-9:20 
Lecture Location:  Mahar 103 
Lab Day(s):  W 
Lab Time:  12:40-2:40 
Lab Location:  Mahar 210  

Course Number:  COG 166-800 
Course Title:   Intro to Cognitive Science 
Day(s):   T Th 
Time:   12:45-2:05
Location:  Snygg 107 

Course Number:    COG 166-810
Course Title:   Intro to Cognitive Science
Day(s):   T Th
Time:   2:20-3:40
Campus Center 242

Spring 2013 Office Hours:
Day:  Monday               Time:  2:00-3:00 
Day:  Wednesday          Time:  3:00-4:00  
Research Interests:  Development and correlates of spontaneous eye blinking in human infants.  Supported by National Eye Institute (NIH) EY16238, 2005-2007.  Relationships between attention and action in the development of motor control and new motor skills (especially reaching) in human infants.  Supported by Oswego's GWI Grant.  Relationships between cognitive development and formation of philosophical and religious beliefs in college students.

Professional Information:
Ph.D.: (1998) Developmental Psychology, Cornell University
M.A.: (1994) Developmental Psychology, Cornell University
 (1986) Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Georgia

Professional Organizations:
American Psychological Society
International Society for Developmental Psychobiology
International Society on Infant Studies

Recent Papers and Publications:
Bacher, L. F., & Smotherman, W. P. (2004).  Spontaneous eye blinking in human infants:  a review.  Developmental Psychobiology, 44, 95-102.

Bacher, L. F., & Smotherman, W. P. (2004).  Systematic temporal variation in the rate of spontaneous eye blinking in human infants.  Developmental Psychobiology, 44, 140-145.

Robertson, S., Guckenheimer, J., Masnick, A. & Bacher, L. F. (2004).  The dynamics of infant visual foraging.  Developmental Science, 7(2), 194-200.

Bacher, L. F., & Robertson, S. S. (2001).  Coupling of motor activity and visual attention:  infants' responses to new visual stimuli.  Developmental Psychobiology, 39(2), 99-106.

Bacher, L. R., Robertson, S. S. & Smotherman, W. P. (2001).  Effects of warmth on oral grasp responses and motor activity in newborn rats.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 115(3), 675-682.

Robertson, S. S., Bacher, L. F. & Lalley-Huntington, N. (2001).  The integration of body  movement and attention in young infants.  Psychological Science, 12(6), 523-526.