Melissa Burch’s research centers on the development of memory. She has conducted research using behavioral memory tasks with infants, studying the development of autobiographical memory in the context of parent-child conversations, and examining the role of emotion in adults’ autobiographical memory. She is interested in characteristics of narratives for personal stories as well as parent-child book reading interactions.
Areas of Expertise
Memory development, memory and emotion, narrative, book reading
- Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- B.A., Franklin Marshall College