Publications

 

Fidler, D.J., Schworer, E.*, Prince, M., Will, E., Patel, L., Needham, A.W., & Daunhauer, L. (in press).  Early exploratory profiles and developmental skill acquisition in infants with Down syndrome. Infant Behavior and Development.

Needham, A.W., Wiesen, S.E.*, Hejazi, J.N.*, Libertus, K.*, & Christopher, C.* (2017). Characteristics of brief sticky mittens training that lead to increases in object exploration. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 164, 209-224.

Libertus, K., Greif, M. L., Needham, A. W., & Pelphrey, K. (2016). Infants’ observation of tool-use events over the first year of life. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 152, 123-135.

Wiesen, S. E., Watkins, R. M., & Needham, A. W. (2016). Active motor training has long-term effects on infants’ object exploration. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1-10.

Libertus, K., Joh, A. S., & Needham, A. W. (2015). Motor training at 3 months affects object exploration 12 months later. Developmental Science, pp. 1-9.

Needham, A., Wiesen, S., & Libertus, K. (2015). Sticky mittens, prickly velcro, and infants’ transition into independent reaching: Response to Williams, Corbetta, & Guan (2015). Infant Behavior and Development, 41, 38-42.

Needham, A., Joh, A., Wiesen, S., & Williams, N. (2014). Effects of contingent reinforcement of action on infants’ object-directed reaching. Infancy, 19(5), 496-517.

Libertus, K. & Needham, A. (2014). Face preference in infancy and its relation to motor activity. International Journal of Behavioral Development, released online, p. 1-11. doi: 10.1177/0165025414535122

Libertus, K. & Needham, A. (2014). Encouragement is nothing without control: Factors influencing the development of reaching and face preference. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 2(16), 16-27.

Needham, A., Goldstone, R.L., & Wiesen, S.E. (2014). Learning visual units after brief experience in 10-month-old infants. Cognitive Science, 38(7), 1507-1519.

Libertus, K., Gibson, J.N., Hidayatallah, N.Z., Hirtle, J.A.T., Adcock, R.A., & Needham, A. (2013). Size matters: How age and reaching experiences shape infants’ preference for different sized objects. Infant Behavior and Development, 36, 189-198.

Libertus, K., & Needham, A. (2011). Reaching experiences increase face preference in 3-month-old infants. Developmental Science, 14, 1255-1486.

Kaufman, J., & Needham, A. (2011). Spatial expectations of young human infants following passive movement. Developmental Psychobiology, 53, 23-36.

Greif, M.L., & Needham, A. (2011). The development of human tool use early in life. In T. McCormack. C. Hoerl, & S. Butterfill (eds.) Tool use and causal cognition, (pp. 51-68) Oxford University Press.

Needham, A., & Libertus, K., (2011). Embodiment in Early Development. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 2, 117-123.

Libertus, K., Needham, A. (2010). Teach to reach: The effects of active versus passive reaching experiences on action and perception. Vision Research, 50(24), 2750-2757.

Kaufman, J., & Needham, A. (2010). The role of surface discontinuity and shape in 4-month-old infants’ object segregation. Visual Cognition, 18, 751-766.

Needham, A. (2009). Learning in infants’ object perception, object-directed action, and tool use. In A. Needham & A. Woodward (Eds.) Learning and the Infant Mind. (pp. 208-226). Oxford University Press.

Barrett, T., & Needham, A. (2008). Developmental differences in infants’ use of an object’s shape to grasp it securely. Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 97-106.

Barrett, T. M., Traupman, E., & Needham, A. (2008). Infants’ visual anticipation of object structure in grasp planning. Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 1-9.

Fitzpatrick, P., Needham, A., Natale, L., & Metta, G. (2008). Shared challenges in object perception for robots and infants. Infant and Child Development, 17, 7-24. Special issue on infancy-robotics relations.

Barrett, T.M., Davis, E.F., & Needham, A. (2007). Learning to use a tool in infancy. Developmental Psychology, 43, 352-368.

Needham, A., Cantlon, J.F., & Ormsbee Holley, S. M. (2006). Infants’ use of category knowledge and object attributes when segregating objects at 8.5 months of age. Cognitive Psychology, 53, 345-360.

Dueker, G.L., & Needham, A. (2005). Infants’ object category formation in the real world: Context effects on category use in object segregation. Visual Cognition, 12, 1177-1198. Special issue on real-world scene perception.

Sommerville, J.A., Woodward, A.L., & Needham, A. (2005). Action experience alters 3-month-old infants’ perception of others’ actions. Cognition, 96, B1-B11.

Needham, A., Dueker, G. & Lockhead, G. (2005). Infants’ formation and use of categories to segregate objects. Cognition, 94, 215-240.

Dueker, G., Modi, A., & Needham, A. (2003). 4.5-month-old infants’ learning, retention, and use of object boundary information. Infant Behavior and Development, 26, 588-605.

Needham, A., & Ormsbee, S.M. (2003). The development of object segregation during the first year of life. In R. Kimchi, M. Behrmann, and C. Olson (Eds.) Perceptual organization in vision: Behavioral and neural perspectives, (pp. 205-232). Mahwah, New Jersey. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Needham, A. Barrett, T., & Peterman, K. (2002) A pick-me-up for infants’ exploratory skills: early simulated experiences reaching for objects using ‘sticky mittens’ enhances young infants’ object exploration skills. Infant Behavior and Development, 25, 279-295.

Needham, A. (2001). Object recognition and object segregation in 4.5-month-old infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 78, 3-24.

Needham, A. (2001). Perceptual, conceptual, and representational processes in infancy. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 78, 98-106.

Huettel, S. A., & Needham, A. (2000). Effects of balance relations between objects on infants’ object segregation. Developmental Science, 3, 415-427.

Needham, A. (2000). Improvements in object exploration skills may facilitate the development of object segregation in early infancy. Journal of Cognition and Development, 1, 131-156.

Needham, A., & Baillargeon, R. (2000). Infants’ use of featural and experiential information in segregating and individuating objects: A reply to Xu, Carey, and Welch (1999). Cognition, 74, 255-284.

Needham, A. (1999) The role of shape in 4-month-old infants’ segregation of adjacent objects. Infant Behavior and Development, 22, 161-178.

Kaufman, J., & Needham, A. (1999). Evidence for objective spatial coding in 6-month-old infants. Developmental Science, 2, 432-441.

Needham, A., & Modi, A. (1999). Infants’ use of prior experiences with objects in object segregation: Implications for object recognition in infancy. In H. W. Reese (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior (Vol. 27, pp. 99-133). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Needham, A. (1999). How infants grasp two adjacent objects: Effects of perceived display composition on infants’ actions. Developmental Science, 2, 219-233.

Needham, A. (1998). Infants’ use of featural information in the segregation of stationary objects. Infant Behavior and Development, 21, 47-76.

Needham, A., & Baillargeon, R. (1998). Effects of prior experience in 4.5-month-old infants’ object segregation. Infant Behavior and Development, 21, 1-24.

Needham, A., & Kaufman, J. (1997). Infants’ integration of information from different sources in object segregation. Perceptual Development Special Issue of Early Development and Parenting, 6, 137-147.

Needham, A. (1997). Factors affecting infants’ use of featural information in object segregation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 6, 26-33.

Needham, A., Baillargeon, R., & Kaufman, L. (1997).  Object segregation in infancy.  In C. Rovee-Collier and L. Lipsitt (Eds.), Advances in Infancy Research, (Vol. 11, pp. 1-44).  Greenwich, CT:  Ablex.

Needham, A., & Baillargeon, R. (1997). Object segregation in 8-month-old infants. Cognition, 62, 121-149.

Baillargeon, R., Kotovsky, L., & Needham, A.  (1995).  Physical reasoning in infants.  In G. Lewis, D. Premack, & D. Sperber (Eds.), Causal Understandings in Cognition and Culture.  Fyssen Foundation Symposia.  Oxford University Press.

Needham, A., & Baillargeon, R. (1993). Intuitions about support in 4.5-month-old infants. Cognition, 47, 121-148.

Baillargeon, R., Needham, A., & DeVos, J. (1992). The development of young infants’ intuitions about support. Early Development and Parenting, 1, 69-78.