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Shirley Plucinski

Shirley Plucinski

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Shirley Plucinski, winner of a $3000 undergraduate assistantship, is an honors student pursuing a degree in psychology with a double minor in education and political science. She is working with Dr. Rebecca Spencer to examine the relationship between napping and memory in children. Under the mentorship of Dr. Spencer, Shirley will investigate the influence of daytime napping on motor memory in preschool-aged children. Shirley has been involved with the Preschool Nap Study in the Cognition and Action Lab since her sophomore year and is looking forward to continuing her own independent research with children.