Martha Arterberry, Professor of Psychology
I am a developmental psychologist interested in early perceptual and cognitive development. My research on infant, child, and adult cognition and perception includes study of the development of depth perception, 3D object perception, memory, and categorization. I also am the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Infant Behavior and Development and editor of the Lifespan Development Section of Acta Psychologica, an open access journal. Recently Colby Magazine featured our work on temporal memory in children and whether children judge others’ actions differently based on race.
I include students in all aspects of my research, and would love to talk to you about this work, especially if you are interested in joining my research team. You may contact me at: Martha.Arterberry”at”colby.edu , stop by Davis 310 or call 207-859-5553. Parents who are interested in learning more about the studies and how they may be able to participate with their children may email (ColbyChildDev”at”gmail.com) or call (207-859-5552) for more information.
When I’m not being a teacher or a researcher, I am sewing with the Colby Quilting Club or riding my bike.
Tommy Montgomery, ’24
I am a senior from Ridgewood, New Jersey, right outside New York City. I am completing the pre-med curriculum and am a Psychology major with a concentration in neuroscience. In the past, I have worked with kids through both my church and teaching tennis. I’m also the Communications Officer of CER, our on campus EMS service, and am both a Fellow and a part of the Mentor Leadership Committee for the club Colby Cares About Kids (CCAK). In my past summers as a Colby student, I’ve worked in a medical neuroscience lab as well as volunteered as a research assistant in a clinical study in the Emergency Department of Bellevue Hospital. After Colby, I hope to travel abroad through WWOOFing in New Zealand then go on to medical school!
Julia Miller, ’24
I am a senior from Boxford, Massachusetts, majoring in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience on the pre-med track. I have always enjoyed working with kids as a camp counselor, tennis lesson instructor, and mentor. In addition to working in the lab, I am a Colby Cares About Kids mentor, a Colby Outdoor Orientation Trip leader, a Colby Outing Club leader, and co-president of Colby Club Tennis!
Zoey LaTour, ’25
I am a junior from Ithaca, New York. I am a double major in Psychology and Studio Art, and I am a layout editor for Colby’s newspaper: the Echo. I have worked with kids in the past through babysitting; I love working one-on-one with kids and seeing how they understand the world around them! I also worked at a cognitive development lab at Cornell this past summer (the Cornell Play and Learning Lab) and did a lot of work with behavioral coding. This is my second year working in the baby lab, and I’m so excited to be here!
Kate Kasoff, ’25
I am a junior from Westchester, New York. I’m double majoring in Psychology and Classics. I work at a summer camp with 3 year olds and love seeing them grow and interact with each other. I am also a mentor and program assistant for Colby Cares about Kids. I am looking forward to learning more about how to do research with children!
Daniel Catrambone, ’26
I am a sophomore from Chester, New Jersey. Here at Colby, I am a double major in Psychology and English, work as an intern and tour guide in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, and volunteer with the Colby Cares about Kids (CCAK) program. My previous experience working with children includes teaching and coaching swimming to children of all ages, and leading a mentoring program providing extracurricular programming for children with developmental disabilities. I am very excited to explore child development from a new perspective in my first year with the lab!