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Carl Granrud

Carl Granrud

Director and Professor

Psychological Sciences
Education and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Information

McKee Hall 14A
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Psychological Sciences
Campus Box 94
Greeley, CO 80639


Ph.D. Child Psychology - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

B.A. Psychology, Philosophy, and German - Luther College, Decorah, IA

Professional/Academic Experience

Dr. Granrud is Director and an active faculty member of the School of Psychological Sciences. Prior to coming to UNC in the mid-90s, he spent several years as an assistant professor and associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He received the Bush Foundation Fellowship from the University of Minnesota and also served as an NIMH predoctoral trainee during his time in Minnesota.

Research/Areas of Interest

Dr. Granrud's research focuses on the development of visual perception in infants and children. Areas of specialization for Dr. Granrud include sensation and perception and developmental psychology.

Publications/Creative Works

Representative Publications

Corrow, S., Mathison, J., Granrud, C. E., & Yonas, A. (2014). Six-month-old infants’ perception of the hollow face illusion: Evidence for a general convexity bias. Perception.

Kavšek, M., & Granrud, C. E. (2013). The ground is dominant in infants’ perception of relative distance. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 75, 341-348.

Kavšek, M., & Granrud, C. E. (2012). Children’s and adults’ size estimates at near and far distances: A test of the perceptual learning theory of size constancy development.               I-Perception, 3, 459-466.