Prof Malinda Carpenter

Prof Malinda Carpenter

Professor in Developmental Psychology

Researcher profile

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Research areas

  • Infants' and young children's:
    • – participation in shared activities (joint attention, gestural communication, imitation, collaboration)
    • – prosocial and affiliative behaviour
    • – reactions to in- and out-group members
    • – understanding of others' mental states (intentions, attention, knowledge, and beliefs)
  • Differences between ape and human social cognition

PhD supervision

  • Jinzhi Feng
  • Christina Ruiz-Mendoza
  • Ruiqing Yuan

Selected publications


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