B.A. in Psychology and Chinese, Washington University (2001)
Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, University of California, Berkeley (2006)
Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Diego (2006-2008)
Research Interests: Language Development, Language Processing and Comprehension, Dialects, Real-time Measures
I am a developmental psychologist who joined the University of Puget Sound in 2008. At Puget Sound I teach Introductory Psychology, Developmental Psychology (Prenatal through Childhood), Experimental Methodology and Applied Statistics, Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Language Development. My research generally focuses on language comprehension in both monolinguals and bilinguals. I use eye-tracking and reaction time measures to investigate the real-time processing and comprehension of language, with a specific focus on how language minorities make use of Standard American English grammatical morphology. Recent co-authored articles include "Some Cues are Stronger than Others: The (non-) Interpretation of 3rd Person Present –s as a Tense Marker by 6- and 7-year olds" (2009, First Language) and "Misinterpretation of African American English BIN by Adult Speakers of Standard American English" (2015, Language and Communication). More details about Tim's research can be found at http://www.tim-beyer.com.