Nathan George is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University. His research centers on infants’ and children’s developing understanding of events and how they are represented in language. A primary component of this research concerns the basic cognitive processes underlying verb learning in both first and second language acquisition. Current questions under examination include: What are the mechanisms through which infants and adults build complex events such as “washing hands” or “making the bed?” How do the word mapping biases of our native language affect our ability to learn a second? In addition to these questions, Nathan is also investigating the relation between children’s linguistic and non-linguistic representations of causality, force, and motion. Questions within this line of inquiry include: How do children develop naïve and correct conceptions regarding how forces interact? Do linguistic representations of force and motion affect the way in which children and adults reason about these events?