Jennifer Miller , PhDAssistant Professor
Jennifer Miller is an Assistant Professor in the College of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology. She teaches undergraduate courses in early development, learning theories, and introduction to psychology as well as a graduate course in learning, motivation, and cognition.
Her research interests are focused on the development of communication in complex social networks. Specifically, she is interested in examining the social environment of individuals to relate how vocal and social learning produce effective communicative skills. To examine the complex social interactions, she uses social network techniques that have been commonly used in business applications. Her work has been conducted in both songbirds and children.
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Research & Major Accomplishments
Communication, social learning, vocal learning, social networks, infant development, caregiver behavior
Miller, J.L., Ables, E.M., King, A.P., West, M.J. 2009. Different patterns of contingent stimulation differentially affect attention span in prelinguistic infants. Infant Behavior & Development, 76, 254-261.
Miller, J.L., King, A.P., West, M.J. 2008. Female social networks influence male vocal development in brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Animal Behaviour, 76, 931-941.
Miller, J.L., Freed-Brown, S.G., White, D.J., King, A.P., West, M.J. 2006. Developmental origins of sociality in brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 120, 229-238.