The Centre for Conscious Design

Family Oriented Urban Interventions Using the Science of Playful Learning

Brenna Hassinger-Das, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Pace University. Her research examines children’s play and learning in home, school, and community contexts, particularly for children experiencing poverty. Her areas of expertise encompass executive functioning, early number sense, and vocabulary acquisition. She is particularly interested in investigating the role of play and games for learning. She is committed to translating her research for use by the public through community-based research projects as well as blog posts and commentaries featured in outlets such as The Huffington Post, The Brookings Institution, and as well as additional local outlets.