K. Marinka Gadzichowski

Assistant professor

Area of Focus: Cognition in Childhood

703-526-5818

kgadzichowski@argosy.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, George Mason University, 2011.

Biography

Dr. Gadzichowski's an Assistant Professor at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Gadzichowski’s research interests include cognitive abilities in young children, and development of cognitive interventions that can be applied in an educational setting. For the last decade she has conducted cognitive intervention research funded by the Department of Education, IES. Dr. Gadzichowski has published numerous articles and presented research findings at a number of national conferences.

Expertise

  • Area of Focus: Cognition in Childhood

Selected Publications

  • Kidd, J. K., Gadzichowski, K. M., Gallington, D. A, Schmerold, K. L., West, H. M.,& Pasnak, R. (In press). Abstracting sequences: Reasoning that is a key to academic achievement. Journal of Genetic Psychology
  • Gadzichowski, K. M., O’Brien, S. E., & Pasnak, R. (2014). Orientation of patterns of letters or numbers Journal of Education and Human Development, 3, 59-66
  • Kidd, J. K., Pasnak, R., Gadzichowski, K. M., Gallington, D. A., McKnight, P. E., Boyer, C. E., & Carlson, A. (2014). Instructing first-grade children on patterning improves reading and mathematics. Early Education and Development, 25, 134-151
  • Kidd, J. K., Carlson, A. G., Gadzichowski, K. M. , Boyer, C. E., Gallington, D. A., Pasnak, R. (2013). Effects of patterning instruction on the academic achievement of first grade children. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 27, 224-238.
  • Gadzichowski, K.M., Pasnak, R. & Kidd, J.K.(2013). What’s odd about that? Exploring preschooler’s ability to apply the oddity principle to stimuli differing in color, size, or form. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 739-751.
  • Kidd, J. K. , Curby, T. W., Boyer, C. E., Gadzichowski, K. M., Gallington, D. A. , Machado, J. A. & Pasnak, R. P. (2012). Benefits of interventions focused on oddity and seriation, literacy, or numeracy. Early Education and Development, 23, 900-918.
  • Gadzichowski, K.M. (2012). Patterning abilities of first grade students: Effects of dimension and type. Creative Education, 3, 632-635.
  • Gadzichowski, K.M. (2012). Examining patterning abilities in first grade children: A comparison of dimension, orientation, number of items skipped and position of the missing item. Psychology, 3, 1171-1182.
  • Pasnak, R., Kidd, J. K., Gadzichowski, M. K., Gallington, D. A., Saracina, R. P., & Addison, K. T. (2009) Promoting early abstraction to promote early literacy and numeracy. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30, 239-249.
  • Pasnak, R., Kidd, J. K., Gadzichowski, M. K., Gallington, D. A., Saracina, R. P., & Addison, K. (2008). Can emphasizing cognitive development improve academic achievement? Educational Research. 50, 261-276.

Presentations

  • Pasnak, R. Gadzichowski, K. M., Bock, A. M. O'Brien, S. E., Fetterer-Robinson, M. , &Schmerold, K. L. (2015, March). The place of "patterning” in cognitive development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pasnak, R., Gadzichowski, K. M., Kidd, J. K., O’Brien, S. E. & Gallington, D. A. (2014) Patterns of numbers and the development of mathematics concepts. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Society: Boston, MA
  • Pasnak, R., Kidd, J. K., Gadzichowski, K. M., Gallington, D. A., Lopez, C., & Schmerold, K. L. (2013). Improving academic achievement by helping children understand patterns. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: New York, NY
  • Gadzichowski, K.M., O’Brien, S. E., Kidd, J.K. , Gallington, D. A. & Pasnak, R. (2013) Children’s Understanding of Patterns of Letter and Numbers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: New York, NY.
  • Kidd, J. K., Gadzichowski, K. M., Gallington, D. A., & Pasnak, R. (2012) Is Patterning Helpful in Children's Education? Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, DC.

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