Andrea Frick

Prof. Dr.

Professeur-e ordinaire


RM 01 bu. C-4.114
Rue P.A. de Faucigny 2
1700 Fribourg


RM 01, C-4.114

  • Biography

    Andrea Frick is an SNSF Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Fribourg since 2014. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Zürich in 2006, after which she did two post-docs, one in Margaret Wilson’s lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and one in Nora Newcombe’s lab at Temple University, Philadelphia. From 2011 to 2014, she worked as an SNSF Ambizione Fellow at the University of Bern, where she received the Venia Docendi in 2013. Prof. Frick’s current research area is cognitive and motor development, with a special focus on the development of spatial cognition, mental representations, and imagery abilities.

  • Publications


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    Selected Publications

    • Frick, A. (2018). Spatial transformation abilities and their relation to later mathematics performance. Psychological Research, 1-20. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-018-1008-5 online first at:
    • Frick A., Möhring, W., & Newcombe, N. S. (2014). Development of mental transformation abilities. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18, 536-542. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2014.05.011
    • Frick, A., & Wang, S. (2014). Mental spatial transformations in 14- and 16-month-old infants: Effects of action and observational experience. Child Development, 85, 278-293. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12116
    • Frick, A., & Möhring, W. (2013). Mental object rotation and motor development in 8- and 10-month-old infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 115, 708-720. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2013.04.001
    • Möhring, W., & Frick, A. (2013). Touching up mental rotation: Effects of manual experience on 6-month-old infants’ mental object rotation. Child Development, 84, 1554–1565. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12065
    • Frick, A., & Newcombe, N. S. (2012). Getting the big picture: Development of spatial scaling abilities. Cognitive Development, 27, 270-282. DOI: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2012.05.004

  • Teaching and courses

    Entwicklungspsychologie UE-L25.01025 SA-2019 SP-2020
    Faculty of Humanities

    Tuesday 17:15 - 19:00, PER Room

    Entwicklungspsychologie II UE-L25.00504 SP-2020
    Faculty of Humanities

    Thursday 15:15 - 17:00, PER Room

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