Department of Psychology
(516) 632-7844 (Research and teaching)
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Date of birth: October 27, 1949
Father: Georgios Hagi Kyriacou Salata (Cyprus)
Mother: Paraskevie Triandaphilithes (Skoura/Sparta, Greece)
Citizenship: United States
Marital Status: Married (two children, George, Theodore)
University of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development, Ph.D. 1976.
University of Colorado, Boulder, M.A. 1973 (Experimental Psychology).
SUNY Stony Brook, B.A., cum laude, 1971 (Psychology).
Professor, Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1978.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 1976-1978.
and Department Service
Associate Chairman for Graduate Studies (Psychology), 1996-2001
Member, University Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects, 1983-1995.
Psychology Department Representative, University Senate
Psychology Department Representative, Arts & Sciences Senate
Memberships in Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association (Developmental & Experimental)
Society for Research in Child Development
American Psychological Society
International Sociaty for Research in Behavioural Development
American Educational Research Association - Division C (Learning and Instruction)
Eastern Psychological Association
Society for Text and Discourse
for Mental Health Promotion. Script-like mental representations of
Review and Editorial
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior (Memory & Learning)
Journal of Educational Psychology
Journal of Reading Behavior
National Science Foundation
Guest Reviewer, Society for Research in Child Development, Memory Development Program Committee, Biennial meeting, 1979.
Guest Reviewer, American Educational Research Association, Language and Reading Processes Program Committee, Annual meeting, 1981.
Guest Reviewer, Society for Research in Child Development, Cognitive Development Program Committee, Biennial meeting, 1983, 1987.
Guest Reviewer, American Educational Research Association, Learning and Cognitive Development Program Committee, Annual meeting, 1983, 1987, 1992.
Graduate Courses and Seminars:
on Computer-Aided Instruction
on Cognition and Computers
Schema development and elaboration in children's repeated production of prose passages.
Relationships between verbalized knowledge, strategy use, and problem solving in young children.
Development of planning skills during the preschool years.
Mental representation of children's and adults' relationship representations.
Co-construction processes and the elaboration of social scripts.