Fachgebiet Cognitive and Developmental Psychology

Dr. Patricia de Brito Castilho Wesseling

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST, COORDINATOR OF GRADUATE SCHOOL IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Phone+49 (0)631 / 205 3630
emailcastilho(at)sowi.uni-kl.de
building57, Room 502

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

since Jan 2016
Senior scientific researcher at at the Cognitive and Developmental Psychology department, University of Kaiserslautern
2015

Doctoral Dissertation: Getting Ready to Read: Promoting Children´s Emergent Literacy through Shared Book Reading in a German Context (Dr. phil.)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Lachmann

2014Studentship  (DAAD -  Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
2014Studentship  (Landesforschungsinitiative - German Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate)
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012Research Stay at the ‘Child Language and Literacy Research Lab’, visiting Prof. Dr. Monique Sénéchal, Carleton University, Canada
2012Studentship  (Exzellenzstipendium)
2010-2011Maternal leave
2009- 2013Studentship (KAAD – Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer Dienst)
Oct 2009 - Dec 2015Research scientist at the Cognitive and Developmental Psychology department, University of Kaiserslautern
Apr 2006 - Jul 2007Interchange at Université D’Orleans  - DEF (diplome d'etudes en langue Française) – France
Feb 2002 - Dec 2005Studies of Philosophy (Diplom) at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - Curitiba/Brazil

Areas of interest

  • Children´s literacy development
  • Shared book reading
  • Perception of emotions in spoken language

Project grants

2017 - 2018 - Children's perception of emotion in spoken language  - TU Kaiserslautern Nachwuchsring Individual Funding

Featured Publications

Wesseling, P. B. C., Christmann, C. A.., Lachmann T., (2017). Shared Book Reading Promotes not only Language Development, but also Grapheme Awareness in German Kindergarten Children. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology (Section Developmental Psychology) 8: 364.
Downloads: paper as pdf

Wegner, T., Wesseling, P. B. C., Shakuf, V., Ben-David, B., Allen, S. & Lachmann, T. Hearing emotions: The processing of prosody without semantics (in preparation).

Conference presentations

TALKS

Wesseling, P. B. C., Lachmann, T. (2012). Aquisição e desenvolvimento da linguagem por meio de biblioteca e programa de leitura dialógica para crianças em idade pré-escolar. Congreso Iberoamericano de las Lenguas en la Educación y en la Cultura / IV Congreso Leer.es. Salamanca, España, 5 al 7 de septiembre de 2012.

POSTERS

Wegner, T., Wesseling, P. B. C., Shakuf, V., Ben-David, B., Allen, S. & Lachmann, T. (2017). Hearing emotions: The processing of prosody without semantics. 59. Conference of Experimental Psychologists - TeaP, Dresden, Germany.

Wesseling, P. B. C., Christmann, C. A., & Lachmann, T. (2016). Shared Book Reading Promotes Language Development and Grapheme Awareness in German Kindergarten. A longitudinal study. 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Leipzig, Germany. 

Wesseling, P. B. C., Christmann, C. A., & Lachmann, T. (2015). Effects of shared book reading on children´s expressive vocabulary and grapheme awareness. Reading in the Forest: From basic perception to higher-order cognition in reading and developmental dyslexia. Kaiserslautern, Germany. 

Wesseling, P. B. C., Christmann, C. A., & Lachmann, T. (2012). Förderung von Sprache und Vorläuferfähigkeiten des Schriftspracherwerbs durch Bibliothek und Dialogisches Buchanschauen in der Kindertagesstätte. 7. Interdisziplinäre Tagung über Sprachentwicklungsstörungen, Leipzig, Germany.

Wesseling, P. B. C., & Lachmann, T. (2012). Förderung von Sprache und Vorläuferfähigkeiten des Schriftspracherwerbs durch Bibliothek und Dialogisches Buchanschauen in der Kindertagesstätte. 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie , Bielefeld, Germany.

 

 

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