Faculty Profile for Dr. Amy Weimer

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Dr. Amy Weimer
Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
FCS 101
phone: (512) 245-1106

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Amy A. Weimer, PhD., Professor and Graduate Program Co-Coordinator of Human Development and Family Sciences and Assistant Director of the School of Family & Consumer Sciences at Texas State University, specializes in investigating social, family, and cultural factors that affect social cognitive and academic development in diverse learners. She is passionate about coordinating teams of undergraduate/graduate student researchers focused on understanding the many variables and processes that promote successful outcomes in bilingual children and families in the community.

Teaching Interests

Child Development / Developmental Psychology
Research Methods/Processes
Lifespan Development
Social Cognitive Development
Sociocultural Influences in Learning

Research Interests

Sociocultural and linguistic factors that affect cognitive, social, and emotional development across the lifespan

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Fabricius, W., Gonzales, C. R., Pesche, A., Weimer, A. A., Pugliese, J., Carroll, K., … Spinrad, T. (2021). Perceptual Access Reasoning in Developing a Representational Theory of Mind. Monographs of the Society for Research In Child Development, 86(3), 1–163. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/mono.12432
  • Weimer, A. A., Warnell, K. R., Ettekal, I., Cartwright, K. B., Guajardo, N. R., & Liew, J. (2021). Correlates and Antecedents of Theory of Mind Development throughout Middle Childhood and Adolescence. Developmental Review, 59. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dr.2020.100945
  • Flynn, T. B., Goble, P., Bishop, N. J., & Weimer, A. A. (2022). Early childhood hospitalization and problematic behaviors: A propensity score analysis. Journal of Child Health Care.
  • Weimer, A. A., Cortez, N., & Razo, N. (n.d.). Does Chess-playing Relate to Theory of Mind? An examination of the Interrelations among Theory of Mind, Perspective-taking, and Empathic Concern in Chess-Players. Studies in Psychology.
  • Gasquoine, P. G., Weimer, A. A., Estevis, E., & Perez, E. (2021). Survey of Spanish Language Neuropsychological Test Use in the Assessment of Hispanic Americans/Latino/as/x. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 36(7), 1350–1360.

Selected Grants

  • Shen, Yishan (Principal), Goble, Priscilla Maria (Co-Principal), Weimer, Amy Ann (Co-Principal), Alfaro, Edna C (Co-Principal). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Human Development and Family Sciences (OUR HDFS) Fellowship, Texas State University, $5000. (Funded: September 2022 - May 2023). Grant.
  • Shen, Yishan (Principal), Goble, Priscilla Maria (Co-Principal), Perez-Brena, Norma Judith (Co-Principal), Weimer, Amy Ann (Co-Principal), Alfaro, Edna C (Co-Principal), Bishop, Nicholas Joseph (Co-Principal). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Human Development and Family Sciences (OUR HDFS) Fellowship, Texas State University, $5000. (Submitted: June 11, 2021, Funded: September 2021 - May 2022). Grant.
  • Weimer, Amy Ann (Supporting). Building Capacity: Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM Through Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Community Engagement, National Science Foundation, Federal, $1480002. (Funded: September 2023). Grant.
  • Weimer, Amy Ann (Co-Principal), Fang, Qijuan (Principal). Online Teaching Can Be Fun Too! Panel Discussions on Teaching during the Pandemic, Association for Psychological Science, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1000. (Funded: May 2021). Grant.
  • Weimer, Amy Ann (Co-Principal), Fang, Qijuan (Principal). Synchronous or Asynchronous: That is a Question, Association for Psychological Science, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1000. (Funded: May 2021). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
NIH T34 Research Training Bridges to Baccalaureate Grant Advisory Board
November 2020-Present
Assistant Director
October 2020-Present
Member
Core Four Task Force
September 2, 2020-Present
Member
College of Applied Arts College Level Review Committee
2019-Present
Chair
Recruitment of Diverse Faculty Subcommittee of Recruitment Anchor Committee
2019-Present