Elaine Augustine

Assistant Professor NTT
  • Psychology

Education

  • PhD in Developmental Psychology from Indiana University
  • BS in Psychology from Southern University

About Me

Professor Elaine Augustine received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Indiana University where her research examined object representation and categorization in infancy and early childhood. More recently, her research interests have shifted to include topics related to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Over the course of her career, Professor Augustine has taught over 15 different courses and she has received several teaching awards.

What I Teach

  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychological Science
  • PSYC 235: Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 237N: Lifespan Development
  • PSYC 239: Psychology of Aging
  • SIM 101: Explore

Publications/Presentations

Publications

Augustine, E., Jones, S.S., Smith, L.B., & Longfield, E. (2015). Relations among early object recognition skills: Objects and letters. Journal of Cognition and Development, 16(2), 221-235.

Augustine, E., Smith, L.B., & Jones, S.S. (2011). Parts and relations in young children’s shape-based object recognition. Journal of Cognition and Development, 12(4), 556-572.

Presentations

Augustine, E. (2019, January). Engaging students in an introductory psychology course. Participant Idea Exchange presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Badanich, K., & Augustine, E. (2018, January). Psychological statistics and mental tattoos. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Jurs, B., DeSensi, V., & Augustine, E. (2018, January). You can’t do anything with a major in psychology: The importance of introductory psychology courses in changing this rhetoric. Participant Idea Exchange presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Badanich, K. B., & Augustine, E. (2017, January). The significance of big effects and small variability: A mental tattoo of formula interpretation in psychological statistics. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Augustine, E. (2016, April). The dissociability of shape similarity in young children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Psychological Association’s Div. 7 (Developmental Psychology)
  • Cognitive Development Society
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Awards

  • 2015 – 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee
  • Spring 2015 Outstanding Professor Award, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee
  • Fall 2013 Outstanding Professor Award, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee
  • October 2013 Recipient of the Editor’s Choice Award for best article that appeared in the Journal of Cognition and Development in 2011. The award was presented at the 2013 biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society