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

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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