Elizabeth A Simpson

Assistant Professor

  • 871 Citations

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  • BF Psychology
  • developmental psychology
  • evolutionary psychology
  • comparative psychology
  • social behavior
  • infancy
  • primatology
  • animal behavior
  • social cognition

Research interests

  • social cognition
  • visual attention
  • imitation
  • face perception
  • infancy
  • eye tracking
  • neonatal imitation
  • empathy
  • individual differences
  • social interaction
  • pregnancy
  • social touch
  • biological motion
  • autism
  • personality
  • well-being
  • yawning
  • sex differences
  • visual search
  • social attention
  • babywearing
  • oxytocin
  • threat detection
  • evolution
  • comparative
  • primate

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Research Output

Face detection in 2- to 6-month-old infants is influenced by gaze direction and species

Simpson, E. A., Maylott, S. E., Mitsven, S. G., Zeng, G. & Jakobsen, K. V., Mar 1 2020, In : Developmental science. 23, 2, e12902.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Human and monkey infant attention to dynamic social and nonsocial stimuli

    Maylott, S. E., Paukner, A., Ahn, Y. A. & Simpson, E. A., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Psychobiology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Eliciting imitation in early infancy

    Meltzoff, A. N., Murray, L., Simpson, E., Heimann, M., Nagy, E., Nadel, J., Pedersen, E. J., Brooks, R., Messinger, D. S., De Pascalis, L., Subiaul, F., Paukner, A. & Ferrari, P. F., Mar 2019, In : Developmental science. 22, 2, e12738.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    3 Scopus citations

    Face detection in infants and adults: Effects of orientation and color

    Simpson, E. A., Maylott, S. E., Leonard, K., Lazo, R. J. & Jakobsen, K. V., Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 186, p. 17-32 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Handling newborn monkeys alters later exploratory, cognitive, and social behaviors

    Simpson, E. A., Sclafani, V., Paukner, A., Kaburu, S. S. K., Suomi, S. J. & Ferrari, P. F., Feb 2019, In : Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 35, p. 12-19 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Scopus citations