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Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

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Publications and Presentations

Publications

Svetlova, M., & Carpenter, M. (in press). Social development. In Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development. Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge University Press.
Schmidt, M. F. H., Svetlova, M., Johe, J., & Tomasello, M. (2016). Children's developing understanding of legitimate reasons for allocating resources unequally. Cognitive Development, 37, 42-52.
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Nichols, S. R., Svetlova, M., & Brownell, C. A. (2015). Toddlers' responses to infants' negative emotions. Infancy, 20(1), 70-97.
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Gross, R. L., Drummond, J., Satlof-Bedrick, E., Waugh, W. E., Svetlova, M., & Brownell, C. A. (2015). Individual differences in toddlers’ social understanding and prosocial behavior: Disposition or socialization? Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 600.
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Brownell, C. A., Svetlova, M., Anderson, R., Nichols, S. R., & Drummond, J. (2013). Socialization of early prosocial behavior: Parents’ talk about emotions is associated with sharing and helping in toddlers. Infancy, 18(1), 91-119.
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Nichols, S. R., Brownwell, C. A., & Svetlova, M. (2013). Converging developments in prosocial behavior and self-other understanding in the second year of life: The second social-cognitive revolution. In M. R. Banaji, & S. A. Gelman (Eds.), Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us (pp. 385-390). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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Brownell, C. A., Iesue, S. S., Nichols, S. R., & Svetlova, M. (2013). Mine or yours? Development of sharing in toddlers in relation to ownership understanding. Child Development, 84(3), 906-920.
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Brownell, C. A., & Svetlova, M. (2013). Emergence and early development of the body image. In V. Slaughter, & C. A. Brownell (Eds.), Early development of body representations (pp. 37-58). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
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Decety, J., & Svetlova, M. (2012). Putting together phylogenetic and ontogenetic perspectives on empathy. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: a Journal for Cognitive, Affective and Social Developmental Neuroscience, 2(1), 1-24.
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Svetlova, M., Nichols, S., & Brownell, C. (2010). Toddlers’ prosocial behavior: From instrumental to empathic to altruistic helping. Child Development, 81, 1814-1827.
Nichols, S., Brownell, C., & Svetlova, M. (2010). Toddlers’ understanding of peers’ emotions. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 171, 35-53.
Brownell, C., Nichols, S., Svetlova, M., Zerwas, S., & Ramani, G. (2010). The head bone’s connected to the neck bone: When do toddlers represent their own body topography? Child Development, 18, 797-810.
Nichols, S. R., Svetlova, M., & Brownell, C.A. (2009). The role of social understanding and empathic disposition in young children’s responsiveness to distress in parents and peers. Cognition, Brain, Behavior, 13, 449-478.
Brownell, C., Svetlova, M., & Nichols, S. (2009). To share or not to share: When do toddlers respond to another’s needs? Infancy, 14, 117-130.

Work in progress

Svetlova, M. Empathy vs. equality: Preschoolers consider others’ needs when allocating resources (submitted)

Nichols, S., Svetlova, M., & Brownell, C. Development of toddlers’ responses to infant emotions: From attention to interest to concern. (under review)

Svetlova, M.  Fair or nice? Preschoolers prefer fair partners, but only when it does not affect their own interests. (manuscript in preparation)

Svetlova, M., Chokrai, P., Zeadler, H., & Tomasello, M.  Three- and five-year-olds spontaneously form a line when accessing a limited resource. (manuscript in preparation)

Svetlova, M., Hamann, K., Brinch, S., & Tomasello, M.  Three-year-olds share based on collaborative work in first-party but not third-party situations. (manuscript in preparation)

Schmidt, M., Svetlova, M., Johe, J., & Tomasello, M.  Children’s developing understanding of distributive justice principles: Equality, need, merit, rules and demands. (manuscript in preparation)

Selected oral presentations

Svetlova, M., Brownell, C., & Tomasello, M. (April, 2013).  Fair or nice? Preschoolers prefer fair partners, but only when it does not affect their own interests.  In Svetlova, M. (chair). The Many Faces of Fairness: Developmental and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Svetlova, M., Nichols, S., & Brownell, C. (April, 2013).  Equality vs. empathy: How understanding others’ needs influences children’s resource allocation.  In Moore, C. (chair). The Role of Emotion in the Development of Prosocial Behavior. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Svetlova, M. (November, 2012).  The early ontogeny of morality: Empathy and fairness in young children.  Invited talk, Department of Psychology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.

Svetlova, M., Anderson, R., Khatami, M., Nichols, S. & Brownell, C. (March, 2011).  Parental emotion talk and children’s prosocial responding: What matters at what age?  In Kärtner, J. (chair). Prosocial and Cooperative Behavior From the 2nd to the 4th Year. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Svetlova, M., Nichols, S., & Brownell, C. (April, 2009).  When my loss is your gain: Do toddlers help at a cost to themselves?  In Dunfield, K., & Kuhlmeier, V. (chairs).  Cognitive and Motivational Influences on Childhood Prosocial Behaviour. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Svetlova, M., Nichols, S., & Brownell, C. (March, 2008).  Prosocial behavior in toddlers: Developments in empathic responsiveness, sharing, and helping.  In Warneken, F. (chair). Development of Early Prosocial Behaviors. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver, Canada.

Selected poster presentations

Svetlova, M., Schmidt, M., Johe, J., & Tomasello, M. (January, 2014).  Is equal always fair?  Children’s developing understanding of distributive justice principles.  Poster presented at the annual Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary.

Svetlova, M., Brownell, C., Sivers, S., & Nichols, S. (March, 2011). How do parents socialize prosocial behavior in toddlers? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Svetlova, M., Siegle, G., Brownell, C., & Pelphrey, K.  (May, 2009).  From empathy to sympathy: Brain mechanisms underlying emotion processing in children and adults.  Poster presented at the annual IGERT Principal Investigators’ Meeting, Washington, DC.

Svetlova, M., Anderson, R., Nichols, S., & Brownell, C. (April, 2009).  "What does she need to make her happy?": Relations between parental mental state language and prosocial responsiveness in toddlers.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Svetlova, M., Nichols, S., Anderson, R., Khatami, M. & Brownell, C. (March, 2008).  Helping behavior in the second year: Actions versus emotions.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver, Canada.

Svetlova, M., Nichols, S., Brownell, C., Stern, H., Sivers, S., & Yarrison, E. (June, 2007). Development of empathy toward peers in the second year of life.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of The Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Svetlova, M., Nichols, S., Volper, A., & Brownell, C. (March, 2007).  "Cry, baby, cry": Do toddlers respond to infants' distress?  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Svetlova, M., Nichols, S., Shuck, L., & Brownell, C. (March, 2007).  "What's mine is mine and what's yours is...": Development of sharing in toddlers.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Svetlova, M., Nichols, S., Brownell, C., Zerwas, S., & Ramani, G.B. (May, 2006).  My body's not just anybody: Development of bodily self-awareness in toddlers.  Poster presented at the 18th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.