Kyle Chambers


Associate Professor and Chair in Psychological Science

Dr. Kyle E. Chambers explores children’s cognitive development, typically focusing on issues related to language acquisition. Most recently, he has been collaborating on a project with Katherine White (University of Waterloo) that investigates how accented speech is represented in a child’s developing mental lexicon. He serves as the co-director of the Center for Developmental Science at Gustavus.

Dr. Chambers is also deeply committed to community engagement and worked with the NSF supported National Living Laboratory Initiative to found the first Living Laboratory in Minnesota at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota where children and their caregivers learn about how developmental research is conducted as data is collected. He is a founder of the Cedar Valley CoLab, a community laboratory that strategically integrates the needs of community organizations with the College’s student learning outcomes. Both organizations provide unique opportunities for undergraduates to gain valuable research experience while interacting with community members and lay audiences.



B.A. Oklahoma State University; M.A. and Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive development and Data visualization

Courses Taught

PSY-234 (Child Development)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PSY-234 Child Development 19 2018/SP, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA
PSY-100 General Psychology 17 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/FA, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
PSY-225 Statistics and Research Methods II 10 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA
PSY-225 Statistics and Research Methods II Lab 7 2018/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA
PSY-344 AT:Psych of Language 7 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
FTS-100 First Term Seminar 3 2012/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
PSY-244 ST:Adv Resrch Dev Sci 1 2014/SP
PSY-244 Adv Resrch Dev Sci Lab 1 2014/SP