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2012-current    Ph.D. Candidate, Psychology, University of California, San Diego

2011-2012      MA in Psychology, University of California, San Diego

2004-2009      BA in Psychology, summa cum laude, New York University

Publications

Tillman, K. A., Tulagan, N., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (under review). Constructing the mental timeline: Flexibility and conventionality in children’s linear representations of time.

Tillman, K. A., Marghetis, T, Barner, D., & Srinivasan, M. (2017). Today is tomorrow’s yesterday: Children’s acquisition of deictic time words. Cognitive Psychology, 92, 87-100. PDF

Wagner, K., Tillman, K. A., & Barner, D. (2016). Inferring number, time, and color concepts from core knowledge and linguistic structure. Core Knowledge and Conceptual Change. Oxford University Press. PDF

Tillman, K. A., & Barner, D. (2015). Learning the language of time: Children’s acquisition of duration words. Cognitive Psychology, 78, 57-77. PDF

Pelli, D. G., & Tillman, K. A. (2008) The uncrowded window of object recognition. Nature Neuroscience, 11(10):1129 – 1135. PDF

Pelli, D. G., Tillman, K. A., Freeman, J., Su, M., Berger, T. D., & Majaj, N. J. (2007) Crowding and eccentricity determine reading rate. Journal of Vision, 7(2):20, 1-36. PDF

Pelli, D. G., & Tillman, K. A. (2007) Parts, wholes, and context in reading: A triple dissociation. PLoS ONE 2(8): e680. PDF

Refereed conference proceedings

Tillman, K. A., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (in press). Picturing time: Children’s preferences for visual representations of events. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Tillman, K. A., Marghetis, T., Barner, D., & Srinivasan, M (2016). Deconstructing tomorrow: How children learn the semantics of time. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 

Tillman, K. A., Tulagan, N., & Barner, D. (2015). Building the mental timeline: Spatial representations of time in preschoolers. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 

Tillman, K. A., & Barner, D (2013). Learning the language of time: Children’s acquisition of duration words. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Manuscripts

Tillman, K. A., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (in prep). Children’s preferences for visual representations of events.

Tillman, K. A., Sullivan, J., Tulagan, N. & Barner, D. (in prep). Children’s spontaneous inferences about time and causality in discourse.

Symposia

Tillman, K. A., Zhang, M., Monier, F., Redshaw, J., & McCormack, T. (2017). Time in the mind of a child: Perspectives on the development of temporal cognition. Symposium to be presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK.

Tillman, K. A., Wagner, K., Imai, M., Malt, B., Widen, S., & Shatz, M. (2016). Beyond the language explosion: What extended word learning tells us about conceptual development. Symposium organized for the 38th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA. PDF

Tillman, K. A., Walker, E., Marghetis, T., Bender, A., Beller, S., Bergen, B., Nunez, R., Santiago, J., & Casasanto, D. (2014). Origins of time: Insights into the psychological foundations of time. Symposium organized for 36th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, QC, Canada. PDF

Recent talks            

Tillman, K. A., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (2017). Picturing time: Children’s preferences for visual representations of events. Talk to be presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK.

Tillman, K. A., Tulagan, N., Fukuda, E., & Barner.. D. (2017) The development of the mental timeline. Talk to be presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK.

Tillman, K. A., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (2017). Children’s preferences for visual representations of events. Talk to be presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Baltimore, MD.

Tillman, K. A., Wagner, K., & Barner, D. (2017).  Training number words as proper nouns. Talk presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX.

Tillman, K. A. & Barner, D. (2016). Conceptual structure and the semantics of time words. Talk presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA.

Tillman, K. A., Marghetis, T., Barner, D., and Srinivasan, M. (2016). Deconstructing tomorrow: How children learn the semantics of time. Talk presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA.

Tillman, K. A. (2016).  Children’s acquisition of time words and the structure of temporal concepts. Talk presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Austin, TX. [Graduate Student Travel Award]

Tillman, K. A. (2016). What time word learning tells us about conceptual development. Talk presented at the Society for Cognitive and Language Development annual meeting. Los Angeles, CA.

Tillman, K. A., Marghetis, T., Srinivasan, M, & Barner, D. (2015). Placeholder structures in word learning: The case of deictic time. Poster at the 40th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Tillman, K. A., Cheung, P., Tulagan, N., & Barner. D. (2015). Do some languages tell time better than others?: Acquisition of time words in English- and Chinese-speaking children. Poster at the Cognitive Development Society annual meeting.

Tillman, K. A., Marghetis, T., Al Mughairy, S., Barner, D. & Srinivasan, M. (2015). The development of explicit and implicit spatial representations of time. Poster at the Cognitive Development Society annual meeting.

Tillman, K. A., Marghetis, T, Barner, D., & Srinivasan, M. (2015). When time becomes a place: Temporal gestures, timelines, and the development of children’s spatial understanding of time. Poster at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting

Tillman, K. A. & Barner, D. (2014). Preschoolers use lexical contrast to learn duration words. Poster at the 39th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. [BUCLD Paula Menyuk Student Travel Award; Society of Language Development Student Award]

Tillman, K. A., & Barner, D. (2013). Learning the language of time: Children’s acquisition of duration words. Talk presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Berlin, Germany.

 

Teaching (UCSD)

Instructor:
Special Topics in Psychology: The Psychology of Time

Teaching Assistant:
Introduction to Psychology
Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
Research Methods
Introduction to Developmental Psychology (5 times)
Introduction to Social Psychology
Psychology of Consciousness
Abnormal Psychology
Criminology
Psychological Disorders of Childhood
Parenting (2 times)