Publications

PAPERS & CHAPTERS

  • Kennedy-Costantini, S., & Nielsen, M. (in press). Exploring potential causes of individual differences in the expression of neonatal imitation. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Schackelford (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences. London, UK: SAGE.
  • Kennedy-Costantini, S.Slaughter, V. & Nielsen, M. (in press). Neonatal imitation. In T. K. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Verlag, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. [view publication]
  • Kennedy-Costantini, S., Oostenbroek, J., Suddendorf, T., Nielsen, M., Redshaw, J.,Davis, J., Clark, S. & Slaughter, V.P. (in press). There Is No Compelling Evidence that Human Neonates Imitate. [Peer commentary on “Neonatal Imitation in Context: Sensory-Motor Development in the Perinatal Period” by N. Keven & K. Akins]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Oostenbroek, J., Nielsen, M., Suddendorf, T., Redshaw, J., Kennedy-Costantini, S., Davis, J., Clark, S. & Slaughter, V.P. (2016). Comprehensive longitudinal study challenges the existence of neonatal imitation in humans. Current Biology, 26, 1334-1338. [download publication]

PRESENTATIONS

  • Kennedy-Costantini, S., Cowan, D. G., Slaughter, V.P. & Nielsen, M.G. (2017). Parent interactions influence social viewing preferences in newborn infants. Proceedings of the Society for Research in Child Development. Austin, TX: 6-8 April, 2017.
  • Kennedy-Costantini, S., Slaughter, V.P. & Nielsen, M.G. (2016). Why are you copying me? Functional explanations for neonatal imitation. Proceedings of the International Congress for Infant Studies. New Orleans, LA: 26-28 May, 2016.
  • Kennedy-Costantini, S., Slaughter, V.P. & Nielsen, M.G. (2016). Learning to imitation in infancy. Proceedings of the Developing Mind Series: Social Learning Workshop. Brisbane, Australia: 29 April, 2016.
  • Kennedy, S. C., Nielsen, M.G. & Slaughter, V.P. (2015). Baby See Baby Do: Can parents increase their newborns imitative responses? Proceedings of the Australasian Human Development Association. Wellington, New Zealand: 8-11 July, 2015.
  • Kennedy, S. C., Nielsen, M.G. & Slaughter, V.P. (2015). Training Newborns to Imitate: Can parents increase their newborns imitative responses? Proceedings of the Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA: 19-21 March, 2015.
  • Kennedy, S.C., Nielsen, M.G., Slaughter, V.P. (2013). Training Newborns to Imitate. Proceedings of the Research Higher Degree Day. UQ School of Psychology, Australia: 1 November, 2013.