Carolyn F. Palmer Associate Professor of Psychological Science
Carolyn Palmer earned her BS from Pennsylvania State University and her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Drucker Brain Injury Center in Philadelphia. She has been at Vassar College since 1992, teaching a variety of courses at all levels of the curriculum, including developmental psychology; contemplative science and practice; rhythms of activity; touch and movement; and creativity. She is a Feldenkrais Method Practitioner, and a Child’Space Practitioner; both of these methods are empowering, embodied movement education approaches grounded in psychological and developmental theory and evidence for how to move more easily and expansively. Ms. Palmer’s scholarly work includes research on perception/action learning and development across the lifespan, including Feldenkrais and Child’Space lesson learning, with participants ranging from very young infants to very old adults. Ms. Palmer is also a musician and serves on a regional music school board.
- BS, Pennsylvania State University; PhD, University of Minnesota
- At Vassar since 1992
Research and Academic Interests
Departments and Programs
- PSYC 184. Living Rhythms
In the Media
Vassar to Collaborate on Summer Program for Gifted Students in China
Vassar College to launch a summer program for gifted high school students in Beijing, China, in partnership with a Beijing-based education organization. Three faculty members will teach courses there this summer.
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