Dr. Alina Nazareth

Dr. Alina Nazareth


- Ph.D., Developmental Science (major professor, Dr. Shannon Pruden), Florida International University, Miami, FL

  • M.S., Developmental Science (major professor, Dr. Gordon Finley), Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • B.E., Electronics, Nagpur University, Maharashtra, India

Research Interests

Factors affecting adult mental rotation performance including the role of cognitive strategy, gender beliefs and stereotypes, spatial activity experience, and spatial anxiety in explaining individual differences in mental rotation performance.


Nazareth, A., Herrera, A., & Pruden, S.M. (2013). Explaining sex differences in mental rotation: Role of spatial activity experience. Cognitive Processing, 14, 201-204. DOI: 10.1007/s10339-013-0542-8 (Impact Factor: 1.567)

Select Presentations

Nazareth, A., Pruden, S.M., & Riedel, M. (2014, May). Raw data analyses overcome fixation filter constraints in eye tracking. Poster presented at the 26th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA.

Nazareth, A., Bradley, C., Name, A., & Pruden, S. M. (2013, November). Examining Sex Differences in Mental Rotation Strategy: An Eye-Tracking Study. Poster presented at 2013 conference of the Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD), Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Nazareth, A., Herrera, A., & Pruden, S.M. (2013, April). Role of spatial activity experience in mental rotation ability. Poster presented at biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Seattle, WA.

Nazareth, A., & Pruden, S.M. (2013, March). Sex differences in mental rotation: Are women playing the right games? Paper presented at FIU Women, Sexuality, and Gender Student Association (WGSA) Annual Conference, Miami, FL.