Prof Malinda Carpenter:
Professor of Developmental Psychology

Research Overview:
Prof Malinda Carpenter

Prof Malinda Carpenter
Psychology, St Mary's College
University of St Andrews
South Street
St Andrews
KY16 9JP

tel: 01334 462085
room: 2.62

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Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolution
School of Psychology and Neuroscience
Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences
IBANS Human Cognition
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  • Infants' and young children's:
    • – participation in shared activities (joint attention, gestural communication, imitation, collaboration)
    • – prosocial and affiliative behaviour
    • – reactions to in- and out-group members
    • – understanding of others' mental states (intentions, attention, knowledge, and beliefs)
  • Differences between ape and human social cognition


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A new look at joint attention and common knowledge Malinda Carpenter
Cognition 2019 vol. 189 pp. 260-274
Communicative eye contact signals a commitment to cooperate for young children Barbora Siposova, Michael Tomasello, Malinda Carpenter
Cognition 2018 vol. 179 pp. 192-201
Selective copying of the majority suggests children are broadly "optimal-" rather than "over-" imitators Cara Louise Evans, Kevin Neville Laland, Malinda Carpenter, Rachel Louise Kendal
Developmental Science 2018 vol. 21
The whistleblower’s dilemma in young children Antonia Misch, Harriet Over, Malinda Carpenter
Frontiers in Psychology 2018 vol. 9
Great apes distinguish true from false beliefs in an interactive helping task David Buttelmann, Frances Buttelmann, Malinda Carpenter, Josep Call, Michael Tomasello
PLoS One 2017 vol. 12