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  Amrisha Vaish   Publications  

Publications and Presentations

Publications

In Press

Kinzler, K., & Vaish, A. (in press). Political infants? Developmental origins of the negativity bias. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [Commentary]

Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (in press). The early ontogeny of human cooperation and morality. In M. Killen and J. G. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of Moral Development. Taylor and Francis. [pdf]

2013

Grossmann, T., Vaish, A., Franz, J., Schroeder, R., Stoneking, M., & Friederici, A. D. (2013). Emotional voice processing: Investigating the role of genetic variation in the serotonin transporter across development. PLoS One, 8(7): e68377. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068377 [pdf]

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Young children sympathize less in response to unjustified emotional distress. Developmental Psychology, 49(6), 1132-1138. [pdf]

Tomasello, M., & Vaish, A. (2013). Origins of human cooperation and morality. Annual Reviews of Psychology, 64, 231-255. [pdf]

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2013). A new look at children’s prosocial motivation. Infancy, 18(1), 67-90. [pdf]

Herrmann, E., Keupp, S., Hare, B., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Direct and indirect reputation formation in non-human great apes and human children. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 127(1), 63-75. [pdf]

2012

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Young children are intrinsically motivated to see others helped. Psychological Science, 23(9), 967-972. [pdf]

Vaish, A., & Warneken, F. (2012). Social-cognitive contributors to young children’s empathic and prosocial behavior. In J. Decety (Ed.), Empathy: From Bench to Bedside (pp. 131-146). Cambridge: MIT Press. [pdf]

2011

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2011). Young children’s responses to guilt displays. Developmental Psychology, 47(5), 1248-1262.

Vaish, A., Demir, Ö. E., & Baldwin, D. (2011). Thirteen- and 18-month-old infants recognize when they need referential information. Social Development, 20(3), 431-449. [pdf]

Vaish, A., Missana, M., & Tomasello, M. (2011). Three-year-old children intervene in third-party moral transgressions. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29(1), 124-130. [pdf]

Grossmann, T., Johnson, M. H., Vaish, A., Hughes, D., Quinque, D., Stoneking, M., & Friederici, A. (2011). Genetic and neural dissociation of individual responses to emotional expressions in human infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 1(1), 57-66. [pdf]

2010

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Young children selectively avoid helping people with harmful intentions. Child Development, 81(6), 1661-1669. [pdf]

Vaish, A., & Woodward, A. (2010). Infants use attention but not emotions to predict others’ actions. Infant Behavior and Development, 33(1), 79-87 .[pdf]

2009

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Sympathy through affective perspective-taking and its relation to prosocial behavior in toddlers. Developmental Psychology, 45(2), 534-543. [pdf]

[Reprinted in M. Killen and R. Coplan (Eds.) (2011), Social development in childhood and adolescence: A contemporary reader (pp. 48-61). Wiley-Blackwell.]

2008

Vaish, A., Grossmann, T., & Woodward, A. (2008). Not all emotions are created equal: The negativity bias in social-emotional development. Psychological Bulletin, 134(3), 383-403. [pdf]

Grossmann, T., & Vaish, A. (2008). Reading faces: Developing a multi-level analysis of a social stimulus. In T. Striano & V. Reid (Eds.), Social cognition: Development, neuroscience and autism (pp. 167-180). Blackwell. [pdf]

2007

Lillard, A., Nishida, T., Massaro, D., Vaish, A., Ma, L., & McRoberts, G. (2007). Signs of pretense across age and scenario. Infancy, 11, 1-30. [pdf]

2006

Striano, T., & Vaish, A. (2006). Seven- to 9-month-old infants use facial expressions to interpret others’ actions. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 24, 753-760. [pdf]

Striano, T., Vaish, A., & Benigno, J. (2006). The meaning of infants’ looks: Information-seeking and comfort-seeking? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 24, 615-630. [pdf]

Striano, T., Henning, A., & Vaish, A. (2006). Selective looking by 12-month-olds to a temporally contingent partner. Interaction Studies, 7, 233-250. [pdf]

2005

Vaish, A., & Woodward, A. (2005). Baby steps on the path to understanding intentions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 717-718. (Commentary) [pdf]

2004

Vaish, A., & Striano, T. (2004). Is visual reference necessary? Contributions of facial versus vocal cues in 12-month-olds’ social referencing behavior. Developmental Science, 7, 261-269. [pdf]

 

INVITED TALKS

Conference on ‘The Influential Child: The Role of Children’s Psychobiology and Socialization in Development,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2013.

Seminar of the research group ‘The Influential Child,’ The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2013.

Conference on “Forms of Fellow Feeling,” Duisburg-Essen University, 2013.

VolkswagenStiftung Workshop on “Personal and Shared Intentions,” Berlin, Germany, 2012.

Department of Psychology, University of Göttingen, Germany, 2012.

Department of Psychology, Wuppertal University, Germany, 2012.

Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, U.S.A., 2012.

Klinik für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig, Germany, 2011.

ESF Exploratory Workshop on “The Cognitive Basis of Understanding Social Relations: Developmental, Comparative and Evolutionary Approaches,” Inárcs, Hungary, 2011.

Department of Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, 2011.

Workshop on “Shared Emotion, Joint Attention, and Joint Action,” Aarhus University Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus, Denmark, 2010.

Early Development Lab, University of Virginia, U.S.A., 2010.

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


Papers

Vaish, A., & Hepach, R. (2013, April). Young children’s responses to moral transgressors. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA. [Paper presented by R. Hepach]

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., Grossmann, T., & Tomasello, M. (2013, April). What motivates young children’s prosocial behavior? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Vaish, A., & Hepach, R. (2012, June). Young children go below the surface in their social-moral evaluations. Paper presented at the 18th International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN. [Paper presented by R. Hepach]

Vaish, A. (2011, August). Moral mediators of young children’s prosocial behavior. Paper presented at the 15th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Bergen, Norway.

Vaish, A. (2011, March). Property as morality: Young children’s moral responses to property rights violations. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Vaish, A., & Hepach, R. (2011, March). Young children sympathize with others when it makes sense to do so. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Grossmann, T., & Vaish, A. (2011, March). Not all emotions are created equal: The emergence of the negativity bias in infancy. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2010, March). Young children’s behavior toward victims and perpetrators. Paper presented at the 17th In International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD.

Vaish, A. (2009, August). Sympathy and moral evaluations as mediators of young children’s prosocial behavior. Paper presented at the 17th annual conference of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Budapest, Hungary.

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2009, August). Mediators of prosocial behavior in early childhood. Paper presented at the 14th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2009, April). Whom to help, whom not to help: Mediators of prosocial behavior in early childhood. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Vaish, A. (2008, September). Whom to help, whom not to help: Mediators of prosocial behavior in early childhood. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the British Psychological Society Developmental Section, Oxford, U.K.

Vaish, A., Warneken, F., Tomasello, M., & Carpenter, M. (2008, March). Social-cognitive contributors to prosocial behavior. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver, Canada


Posters

Vaish, A., Herrmann, E., Markmann, C., & Tomasello, M. (2013, September). Preschoolers value and prefer norm-enforcers. Poster presented at the 16th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Vaish, A., & Carpenter, M., & Tomasello (2013, April). The prosocial functions of guilt in early development. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2011, March). Young children’s responses to guilt displays. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2011, March). Young children’s responses to justified versus unjustified emotional distress. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Vaish, A., Missana, M., & Tomasello, M. (2010, March). Three-year-old children intervene in third-party moral transgressions. Poster presented at the 17th International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD.

Keupp, S., Herrmann, E., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2009, June). Great apes and human children evaluate others' social behavior. Poster presented at ‘The Primate Mind: Built to connect with other minds’ workshop in Erice, Sicily.

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2009, April). Young children’s moral evaluations mediate their prosocial behavior. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Vaish, A., Demir, O. E., & Baldwin, D. A. (2009, April). Twelve- and 18-month-old infants recognize when they need referential information. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2008, March). Whom to help, whom not to help: Mediators of prosocial behavior in early childhood. Poster presented at the 16th International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver, Canada.

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2007, August). The cognitive route to sympathy and its relation to prosocial behavior. Poster presented at the 13th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Jena, Germany.

Vaish, A., Woodward, A., & Grossmann, T. (2007, June). Not all emotions are created equal: The negativity bias in early development. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Vaish, A., Woodward, A., & Schofield, L. (2007, June). What will you do next? Infants’ use of attention versus emotion cues as predictors of behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Vaish, A., & Striano, T. (2005, April). 7- to 9-month-olds use facial expressions to interpret actions. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Vaish, A., & Lillard, A. (2003, April). Mothers’ use of prosody in pretend versus real interactions. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.