Elizabeth A Simpson

Assistant Professor

  • 779 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 2007 2019

  • 779 Citations
  • 43 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

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., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental science. e12902.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Direction compound
1 Citation (Scopus)

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


Social touch alters newborn monkey behavior

Simpson, E. A., Maylott, S. E., Lazo, R. J., Leonard, K. A., Kaburu, S. S. K., Suomi, S. J., Paukner, A. & Ferrari, P. F., Nov 1 2019, In : Infant Behavior and Development. 57, 101368.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Newborn Infant
4 Citations (Scopus)

EEG beta desynchronization during hand goal-directed action observation in newborn monkeys and its relation to the emergence of hand motor skills

Festante, F., Vanderwert, R. E., Sclafani, V., Paukner, A., Simpson, E. A., Suomi, S. J., Fox, N. A. & Ferrari, P. F., Apr 1 2018, In : Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 30, p. 142-149 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Skills
3 Citations (Scopus)

Eliciting imitation in early infancy

Meltzoff, A. N., Murray, L., Simpson, E. A., Heimann, M., Nagy, E., Nadel, J., Pedersen, E. J., Brooks, R., Messinger, D. S., De Pascalis, L., Subiaul, F., Paukner, A. & Ferrari, P. F., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle