Elyssa Twedt

About Me

Welcome! I'm Elyssa Twedt, an Assistant 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.

In my research lab, I investigate how people perceive, remember, and navigate through space, known broadly as 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. Additionally, I study how the physical environment, such as natural and built spaces, affect well-being.

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.