Kimberly Cuevas

Associate Professor

Psychological Sciences


Ph.D., 2009, Rutgers

Research Interests

Dr. Cuevas examines the development of basic and higher order cognitive skills from infancy through childhood with a focus on how brain maturation and underlying brain-behavior associations contribute to early cognitive processes. Her other interests include: 

  • Development of basic and higher-order cognitive processes
  • Developmental cognitive/social neuroscience
  • EEG
  • ECG
  • Neural mirroring systems
  • Latent learning



  • PSYC 2400. Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 2500. Learning
  • PSYC 2501. Cognition
  • PSYC 3470. Current Topics in Developmental Psychology (Infancy, Cognitive Development)


  • PSYC 5450. Infancy & Early Experience



Bryant, L. J., & Cuevas, K. (2022). The effects of reward on children’s Stroop performance: Interactions with temperament. Child Development, 93, e17-e31.

Cuevas, K., & Bell, M.A. (2022). EEG frequency development across infancy and childhood. In P.A. Gable, M.W. Miller, & E.M. Bernat (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of EEG frequency (pp. 293-323). Oxford University Press.

Cuevas, K., & Davinson, K. (2022). The development of infant memory. In M.L. Courage & N. Cowan (Eds.), The development of memory in infancy and childhood (pp. 31-59). London: Routledge.

Hofstee, M., Huijding, J., Cuevas, K., & Deković, M. (2022). Self-regulation and frontal EEG alpha activity during infancy and early childhood: A multilevel meta-analysis. Developmental Science, 25, e13298.

Rajan, V., Cuevas, K., & Bell, M. A. (2021). Memory binding and theta EEG during middle childhood. Developmental Psychobiology, 63, e22124.


Bryant, L. J., & Cuevas, K. (2019). Effects of active and observational experience on EEG activity during early childhood. Psychophysiology, 56, e13360.

Cuevas, K. & Sheya, A. (2019). Ontogenesis of learning and memory: Biopsychosocial and dynamical systems perspectives. Developmental Psychobiology, 61, 402-415.

Cuevas, K., Rajan, V., Morasch, K. C., & Bell, M. A. (2015). Episodic memory and future thinking during early childhood: Linking the past and future. Developmental Psychobiology, 57, 552-565.

Cuevas, K., & Bell, M. A. (2014). Infant attention and early childhood executive function. Child Development, 85, 397-404.

Cuevas, K., Cannon, E. N., Yoo, K., & Fox, N. A. (2014). The infant EEG mu rhythm: Methodological considerations and best practices. Developmental Review, 34, 26-43.

Research Funding

9/2023-5/2028 NIH/NICHD- R01HD109221, Psychometrics and Predictive Validity of Infant Learning, MPI (MPI John A. Colombo, University of Kansas)

7/2022-4/2027 NIH/NICHD- R01HD104945, An Integrative Longitudinal Analysis of Neural Rhythms in Early Development, MPI (MPI Martha Ann Bell, Virginia Tech)

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 – Fellow, Eastern Psychological Association (elected)
  • 2015 – Early Career Outstanding Paper Award American Psychological Association (APA), Division 7
  • 2015 – Kucharski Young Investigator Award International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)
  • 2005 – Sandra G. Weiner Developmental Psychobiology Student Investigator Award, ISDP
  • 2002 – National Psi Chi Undergraduate Allyn & Bacon Research Award, First Place
Kimberly Cuevas
Contact Information
Mailing AddressUnit 1020
Office LocationBOUS 137; WTBY 338
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