Elyssa Twedt

About Me

Welcome! I'm Elyssa Twedt, an Associate Professor of Psychology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.

My areas of teaching expertise are Sensation and Perception with Lab, Research Methods with Lab, Introduction to Psychology, and a Cognitive Science Seminar.

My program of reseach is focused on spatial cognition. I use both natural and virtual environments to ask questions such as how people remember where objects are located in space, how people perceive spatial layout (e.g., distance, height), and how people learn new navigational routes. I also study how the environment affects well-being, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

I received my Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of Virginia in 2013, working with Dennis Proffitt. I then spent two years working with Beth Crawford in the Psychology Department at the University of Richmond as a MacEldin Dunn Trawick Teaching and Research Postdoctoral Fellow.