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- Infants' sense of people: Precursors to Theory of Mind (Cambridge University Press 9780521521697) (Japanese language edition), Shinyosha publishers (in press)
Legerstee, M. Haley. D. and Bornstein, M. (Eds.) (in press). The Infant Mind: Origins of the Social Brain
, Guilford Press.
Publication Date: Feb 12 2013 | ISBN-10: 1462508170 | ISBN-13:978-1462508174
Integrating cutting-edge research from multiple disciplines, this book provides a dynamic and holistic picture of the developing infant mind. Contributors explore the transactions among genes, the brain, and the environment in the earliest years of life. The volume probes the neural correlates of core sensory, perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and social capacities. It highlights the importance of early relationships, presenting compelling findings on how parent-infant interactions influence neural processing and brain maturation. Innovative research methods are discussed, including applications of behavioral, hormonal, genetic, and brain imaging technologies.
Jodie A Baird, Megan M. Saylor (2006)
Knowing Others in the First Year of Life Human Development, 49:363-368 Essay Review of "Infants' sense of People: Precursors to a Theory of Mind."
- Legerstee, M. (2007, ISBN: 8860301165), La comprensione sociale precoce, (translated, Dr Sabrina Rosini), Series: Development and Educational Processes, Olga Liverta-Sempio and Antonelle Marchetti – Special editors. (Raffaello Cortina, Publisher). La comprensione sociale precoce (2007)
Refereed Book chapters
Legerstee, M. (Feb, 2013). The Developing Social Brain: Social Connections and Social Bonds, Social loss and Jealousy in Infants. In: Legerstee, M. Haley, D.. & Bornstein, M. (Eds.). The Infant Mind: Origins of the Social Brain: Guilford Press.
Legerstee, M., (2009) The role of dyadic communication in infant
social-cognitive development. In: Patricia Bauer, editor: Advances in
Child Development and Behavior, Vol 37, The Netherlands: Elsevier,
Markova, M. & Legerstee, M. (2010). Neural structures and Jealousy in young infants In: Hart, S. & Legerstee, M. (Eds.). Handbook of Jealousy: Theories, Principles and Multidisciplinary Approaches, Wiley Blackwell Publishers.
Legerstee, M., Ellenbogen, B., & Nienhuis, T. and Marsh. H. (2010). Early sensitivity to jealousy evocation reveals awareness of people’s motives. In: Hart, S. & Legerstee, M. (Eds.). Handbook of Jealousy: Theories, Principles and Multidisciplinary Approaches, (pp.163-191). Wiley Blackwell Publishers.
Legerstee, M. (2008). Das Bewusstseinmentaler Zustaende im Saeuglingsalter: Die Rolle von Beziehungen. (Translated from English: Mental state awareness in Infancy and Childhood: The role of relationships) In Karl-Heinz Brisch & Theodor Hellbrügge, (Eds). "Der Saeugling -Bindung,Neurobiologie und Gene", (The Infant, Attachment, Neurobiology and Genes), Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart, (pp.266- 288).
Legerstee, M., Pasic, N., Barillas, Y. & Fahy, L. (2004). Social emotional development: The basis for mentalism, S. Gallagher, S. Watson, P. LeBrun & P. Romanski. (Eds.) Ipseity and Alterity: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Intersubjectivity, (pp. 33-46) Rouen: Publications de l'Université de Rouen. France
Legerstee, M. (2001). Domain specificity and the epistemic triangle: The development of the concept of animacy in infancy. In F. Lacerda, C. Von Hofsten and M. Heinemann (Eds.), Emerging Cognitive Abilities in Early Infancy. (pp. 193-212). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Legerstee, M. (1999). Mental and Bodily Awareness in Infancy: Consciousness of Self-existence, In Shaun Gallagher & Jonathan Shear (Eds.). Models of the Self, (pp. 213-230) Imprint Academic, UK.
Legerstee, M. (1997). Changes in social-conceptual development: Domain specific structures, self-organization and indeterminism, In: Fogel, Alan., Lyra, Maria C.D.P., Valsiner, Jaan. (Eds.) Dynamics and indeterminism in developmental and social processes. (pp. 245-260) Erlbaum, NJ.
Refereed articles: (student names in bold)
Markova, G., & Legerstee, M.(2013). Implicit confusions in metacognition. Commentary on Brinck and Liljenfors (2013). Infant and Child Development, 22, 105-107.
Markova, G., & Legerstee, M. ((2012). Social pretense with mothers and peers at 15 months. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 9, 711-722.
Marsh, H., Stavropoulos, J. Nienhuis, T & Legerstee, M. (2010). Six- and nine-month-old infants discriminate between goals despite similar action patterns. Infancy, Volume 15, Issue 1 (94-106).
Markova, M., & Legerstee, M (2008) (Invited contribution – M. Legerstee). How infants come to learn about the minds of others Zero to Three Journal, 28, 3, 26-31.
Legerstee, M., & Fisher. T. (2008). Coordinated attention, Imperative and Declarative Pointing in Infants with and without Down syndrome: Sharing experiences with Adults and Peers, First Language, 28, 281–311.
Legerstee, M., & Markova, G. (2008). Variations in Imitation: Ten-month-old infant awareness of intentional action. Infant Behavior and Development. 31, 81-91
Legerstee, M. & Markova, G. (2007). Intentions make a difference: Infant responses to still-face and modified still-face conditions. Infant Behavior and Development, 30, 232-250
Reddy, V. & Legerstee, M. (2007). What does it mean to communicate? Special Issue: Maria Legerstee & Vasu Reddy (Eds). What does it mean to communicate for Infants? Infant Behavior and Development, 30, 2, 177-297.
Legerstee, M. Markova, G. & Fisher, T. (2007). The role of maternal affect attunement in dyadic and triadic communication, Infant behavior and Development, 2, 296- 306.
Markova, G. & Legerstee, M. (2006). Contingency, Imitation or Affect sharing? Foundations of Infants’ social awareness, Developmental Psychology, 42, 132- 141.
Barna, J. & Legerstee, M. (2005). Nine and 12 month-old infants relate emotions to people’s actions, Cognition and Emotion, 19, 53-67
Legerstee, M. & Barillas, Y. (2003). Sharing attention and Pointing to objects at 12 months: Is the intentional stance implied? Cognitive Development, 18, 91-110.
Striano, T. Rochat, P., & Legerstee, M. (2003). The role of modeling and conventionality in the symbolic comprehension of prelinguistic gestures. Journal of Child Language, 30, 27- 45.
Legerstee, M., Van Beek, Y., & Varghese, J. (2002). Effects of Maintaining and Redirecting infant attention on the production of referential communication in infants with and without Down syndrome. Journal of Child Language, 29, 23-48.
Legerstee, M. (2001). Six month-old infants rely on explanatory inference when relating communication to people and manipulatory actions to inanimate objects: Reply to Gergely. Developmental Psychology, 5, 583-586.
Legerstee, M. & Varghese, J. M. (2001). The role of Maternal affect mirroring on Social Expectancies in 3-month-old infants. Child Development, 5, 1301-1313.
Legerstee, M., Di Adamo, C. & Barna, J. (2000). Precursors to the development of intention: Understanding people and their actions at 6-months. Developmental Psychology, 36, 627-634.
Legerstee, M.(1998). Mental and bodily awareness in infancy: Consciousness of self-existence, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 5, 627-644.
Legerstee, M. Anderson, D. & Schaffer, M. (1998). Five and eight month-old infants recognize their faces and voices as familiar and social stimuli, Child Development, 69, 37-50.
Legerstee, M. (1997). Contingency effects of people and objects on subsequent cognitive functioning in three-month-old infants, Social Development, 3, 307-321.
Legerstee, M. and Weintraub, J. (1997).The integration of person and object attention in infants with and without Down syndrome. Infant Behavior and Development, 20, 71-83.
Legerstee, M. (1994). The role of familiarity and sound in the development of person and object permanence. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 12, 455-468.
Legerstee, M. (1994). Patterns of 4-month-old infant responses to hidden silent and sounding people and objects. Early Development and Parenting, 3, 71-80.
Legerstee, M., Bowman, T.G. & Fels, S. (1992). People and objects affect the quality of vocalizations in infants with Down syndrome. Early Development and Parenting, 1, 149-156.
Legerstee, M. (1992). A review of the animate-inanimate distinction in infancy: Implications for models of social and cognitive knowing. Early Development and Parenting, 1, 57-67.
Legerstee, M. (1991). Changes in the quality of infant sounds as a function of social and nonsocial stimulation, First Language, 11, 327-343.
Legerstee, M. (1991). The role of person and object in eliciting early imitation, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 51, 423-433.
Legerstee, M. (1990). Infants use multimodal stimulation to imitate speech sounds, Infant Behavior and Development, 13, 345-356.
Legerstee, M. Corter, C., and Kienapple, K. (1990). Hand, arm and facial actions of young infants to a social and nonsocial stimulus, Child Development, 61, 774-784.
Legerstee, M. & Bowman, T. (1989). The development of responses to people and a toy in infants with Down syndrome. Infant Behavior and Development, 12, 462-473.
Legerstee, M. Pomerleau, A., Malcuit, G. and Feider, H. (1987). The development of infants' responses to people and a doll: Implications for research in communication. Infant Behavior and Development, 10, 81-95.
Legerstee, M. and Feider, H. (1986). The acquisition of pronouns in French speaking children. International Journal of Psychology, 21, 629-639.
Legerstee, M., Pomerleau, A. & Malcuit, G. (1985). The development of animate and inanimate distinctions in infants. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, 5, 255-256.
Koepke, J.E., Hamm, M., Legerstee, M. & Russell, M. (1983). Neonatal imitation: Two failures to replicate. Infant Behavior and Development, 6, 97-102.
Koepke, J.E., Hamm, M., Legerstee, M. & Russell, M. (1983). Methodological issues in studies of imitation: Reply to Meltzoff and Moore. Infant Behavior and Development, 6, 113-16.
Legerstee, M. & Feider, H. (1982). Implantation et évaluation d'un programme motivationnelle en classe d'immersion. Canadian Modern Language Review, 39, 18-24.