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Prof Malinda Carpenter

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Professor in Developmental Psychology

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Biography

I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, then obtained an M.A. and a PhD in developmental psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where I worked with Michael Tomasello. I did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Denver, working with children with autism with Bruce Pennington and Sally Rogers, then had a postdoctoral position at the University of Liverpool. After that, I moved to Leipzig, Germany to work in the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. There I was a member of the scientific staff and, for 5 years, had my own research group, before joining the University of St Andrews in 2013.

B.A. - University of Florida
M.A. - Emory University
PhD - Emory University
Postdocs - University of Denver, University of Liverpool Scientific staff - Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

 

Research overview

RESEARCH INTERESTS 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 You can find pdfs of most of my papers on my MPI web page.

Highlighted publications

Carpenter, M, Uebel, J & Tomasello, M 2013, 'Being Mimicked Increases Prosocial Behavior in 18-Month-Old Infants' Child Development, vol. 84, no. 5, pp. 1511-1518. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12083
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12083
2013

Rossano, F, Carpenter, M & Tomasello, M 2012, 'One-Year-Old Infants Follow Others' Voice Direction' Psychological Science, vol. 23, no. 11, pp. 1298-1302. DOI: 10.1177/0956797612450032
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797612450032
2012

Over, H & Carpenter, M 2012, 'Putting the Social Into Social Learning: Explaining Both Selectivity and Fidelity in Children's Copying Behavior' Journal of Comparative Psychology, vol. 126, no. 2, pp. 182-192. DOI: 10.1037/a0024555
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1037/a0024555
2012

Over, H & Carpenter, M 2009, 'Eighteen-Month-Old Infants Show Increased Helping Following Priming With Affiliation' Psychological Science, vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 1189-1193. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02419.x
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02419.x
2009

Buttelmann, D, Carpenter, M & Tomasello, M 2009, 'Eighteen-month-old infants show false belief understanding in an active helping paradigm' Cognition, vol. 112, no. 2, pp. 337-342. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.05.006
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2009.05.006
2009

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