Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Connecticut, 1989
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1993
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Development of Bimanual Coordination in a Rhythmic Clapping Task”
Undergraduate Courses Taught:
“Is Social Competence a Multi-Dimensional Construct' Motor and Cognitive Components in Autism?” Studies in Perception & Action XII. Eds. Tehran J. Davis, Pedro Passos, Matt Dicks, and Julie A. Weast-Knapp. (New York: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013) 1-4. Print. With Romero, Veronica, Joseph Amaral, Michael Richardson, and Richard Schmidt.
“Evaluating Perception and Performance in a Hammering Task.” Studies in Perception & Action XII. Eds. Tehran J. Davis, Pedro Passos, Matt Dicks, and Julie A. Weast-Knapp. (New York: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013) 5-58. Print. With Aguilar, Juliana, Andrea Garry, and Raoul Bongers.
“The influence of instructional variables and task constraints on handwriting performance.” Journal of Educational Research 106.3 (Spring 2013): 216-234. Print. With Nanho Vander Hart|, and Cathryn Cortesa.
“Dynamical methods for evaluating the time-dependent unfolding of social coordination in children with autism.” Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7 (April 2013): 1-13. With R. Diorio, M.J. Richardson, and R.C. Schmidt. Web: doi: 10.3389/fnint.2013.00021.
“Measuring the dynamics of interactional synchrony.” Journal of Nonverbal Behavior 36.4 (2012): 263-279. Print.
“Understanding interpersonal motor coordination: Sharing representations or sharing dynamics--Exploring the role of interpersonal motor coordination in the breakdown of shared representations in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).”Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology: NASPSPA Conference 2012, Honolulu, HI. 34.Supplement. S21-22. Web.
"Alterations In Movement Dynamics In A Tool-Use Task: The Role Of Action-Relevant Inertial Tool Properties." Zeitschrift Für Psychologie/Journal Of Psychology 220.1 (2012): 23-28. Print. With Jeffrey B. Wagman, and Richard C. Schmidt.
“Understanding social motor coordination.” Human Movement Science 30.5 (October 2011): 834-845. Print. With R. C. Schmidt, R. Caron, & J. Mergeche.
“In-depth Analysis of Handwriting Curriculum and Instruction in Four Kindergarten Classrooms.” Reading and Writing 23.6 (June 2010): 673-699. With Nanho Vander Hart and Cathryn Cortesa.
“Dynamic (Kinesthetic) Touch Perception in Preschool Children.” Ecological Psychology 22.2 (2010): 89-118. With Nicole Flyn.
"Inertia tensor and weight-percept models of length perception by static holding," Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance , 2000 Jun; Vol 26(3): 1133-1147. Co-authored with Matthew Stroop, M.T. Turvey, and Claudia Carello.
"Coordination Dynamics of Abdomen and Chest During Infant Breathing: A Comparison of Full-term and Preterm Infants at 38 Weeks Postconceptional Age," Ecological Psychology, 1999; Vol 11(3): 209-232. Co-authored with Eugene Goldfield and R.C. Schmidt.
"Inertial eigenvalues, rod density, and rod diameter in length perception by dynamic touch" in Perception & Psychophysics, 1998 Jan; Vol 60(1): 89-100. Co-authored with Claudia Carello, Ittai Flascher, and M.T. Turvey.
"Modeling Coordination Dynamics in Development." Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics to Developmental Process Modeling. Ed. Karl M. Newell and PeterC. M. Molenaar. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,1998. 39-62. Print.
"Inertial Tensor Manipulations of Length Perception by Static Holding" Co-authored in Studies in Perception and Action IV: Ninth International Conference on Perception and Action (LEA, 1997).
"Comment on Rochat." Evolving Explanations of Development: Ecological Approaches to Organism-environment Systems. Ed. Cathy Dent-Read and Patricia Zukow- Goldring. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1997. 123-129|. Print. "Dynamical Patterns in the Development of Clapping." Child Development 67.6 (1996): 2691-2708. Print. With R. C. Schmidt, and Jeffrey| J. Lockman.
"Eigenvalues of the Inertia Tensor and Exteroception by the “muscular Sense”." Neuroscience 60.2 (1994): 551-68. Print. With C. Carello, and M.T. Turvey.
“Issues in Dynamical Modeling in Development: Dynamic Touch and Clapping.” Annual Meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, St. Charles, Illinois, 1998
“Using Dynamical Methods to Understand Developing Systems.” 9th International Conference on Perception and Action, University of Toronto at Scarborogh, July, 1997 With R.C. Schmidt
“Development of Motor Coordination in Clapping.” Tulane University Psychology Department Colloquium Series, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1993