Karl Rosengren, PhD
PhD, University of Minnesota
I conduct research on cognitive and motor development. In the cognitive area I examine how children reason about the world and separate what is possible and impossible. Recently, I have investigated how children and adults use different kinds of explanations to reason about evolution, health and illness, and death. In the motor domain I have primarily been interested in how children and adults maintain balance and effectively move through the world. I have a third line of research that combines my interests in cognitive and motor development that examines young children’s action errors – where children attempt to perform actions on objects that do not allow the action to be completed successfully because the object is too small (action errors) or is a photograph (grasping errors).
Hur P, Park K, Rosengren KS, Horn GP, Hsiao-Wecksler ET. (2015) Effects of air bottle design on postural control of firefighters. Applied Ergonomics, 48:49-55. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2014.11.003.
Horn GP, Kesler RM, Motl RW, Hsiao-Wecksler ET, Klaren RE, Ensari I, Petrucci MN, Fernhall B, Rosengren KS. (2015) Physiological responses to simulated firefighter exercise protocols in varying environments. Ergonomics, 58(6):1012-21. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2014.997806.
Gutiérrez IT, Rosengren KS, Miller PJ. (2015) Día de los Muertos: Learning About Death Through Observing and Pitching In. Advances in Child Development and Behavior. 49:229-49. doi: 10.1016/bs.acdb.2015.08.004.
Rosengren KS, Hsiao-Weckslerb ET, Horn G. (2014) Fighting fires without falling: Effects of equipment design and fatigue on firefighters balance and gait. Ecological Psychology. 26, 1-8.
Legare CH, Evans EM, Rosengren KS, Harris PL. (2012) The coexistence of natural and supernatural explanations across cultures and development. Child Development. 83(3):779-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01743.x.