Carl Granrud

Professor of Psychological Sciences

  • B.A.: Luther College
  • Ph.D.: University of Minnesota

Courses Taught:

Principles of Psychology, Evolution and Behavior, Psychological Statistics, Sensation and Perception, Seminar in College Teaching, Infant Cognition


Development of Visual Perception

Recent Publications:

  • Granrud, C. E. (in press).  Judging the size of a distant object: Strategy use by children and adults. In G. Hatfield & S. Allred (Eds.), Visual Experience: Sensation, Cognition, and Constancy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hemker, L., Granrud, C. E., Yonas, A., & Kavšek, M. (2010). Infant perception of surface texture and relative height as distance information: A preferential-reaching study. Infancy, 15, 6-27
  • Merriman, W. E., Moore, Z., & Granrud, C. E. (2010). Children’s strategic compensation for size underconstancy: Dependence on distance and relation to reasoning ability. Visual Cognition, 18, 296-319.
  • Kavšek, M., Granrud, C. E., & Yonas, A. (2009). Infants’ responsiveness to pictorial depth cues in preferential-reaching studies: A meta-analysis. Infant Behavior and Development, 32, 245-253.
  • Granrud, C. E. (2009).  Development of size constancy in children: A test of the metacognitive theory.  Perception & Psychophysics, 71 (3), 644-654.
  • Granrud, C. E., & Schmechel, T. N. (2006).  Development of size constancy in children: A test of the proximal mode sensitivity hypothesis.  Perception & Psychophysics, 68, 1372-1381.
  • Granrud, C. E. (2006).  Size constancy in infants: 4-month-olds’ responses to physical vs. retinal image size.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32, 1398-1404.
  • Yonas, A., & Granrud, C. E. (2006).  Infants’ perception of depth from cast shadows. Perception & Psychophysics, 68, 154-160.
  • Yonas, A., Granrud, C. E., Chov, M. H., & Alexander, A. J. (2005).  Picture perception in infants: Do 9-month-olds attempt to grasp objects depicted in photographs?  Infancy, 8, 147-166.

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