Andrea Frick

Prof. Dr.


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 andrea.frick@unifr.ch
 +41 26 300 7483
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6190-0895

Biography

Andrea Frick is an SNSF Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Fribourg since 2014. She earned her doctorate at the University of Zürich in 2006, after which she gathered four years of postdoctoral experience in the United States, first at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and then at Temple University in Philadelphia. From 2011 to 2014, she worked as an SNSF Ambizione Fellow at the University of Bern, where she was awarded the Venia Docendi (Habilitation) 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.


Research and publications

  • Publications
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  • Selected Publications
    • Pedrett, S., Kaspar, L., & Frick, A. (2020). Understanding of object rotation between two and three years of age. Developmental Psychology, 56, 261-274. DOI: 10.1037/dev0000871
    • 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: https://rdcu.be/LbPo
    • 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