Here are some of our research papers, please get in touch if you would like to know more.


Sagar, M., Seymour, M., & Henderson, A. (2016). Creating connection with autonomous facial animation. Communications of the ACM, 59(12), 82–91.

Henderson, A. M. E.; Graham, S. A.; Schell, V. (2015). 24-month-olds’ selective learning is not an all-or-none phenomenon. PloS one, 10(6),  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131215.

Henderson, A. M. E.; Scott, J.C. (2015). She called that thing a mido, but should you call it a mido too? Linguistic experience influences infants’ expectations of conventionality. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00332.

Howard, L.H.; Henderson, A. M. E.; Carrazza, C.; Woodward, A. L. (2015). Infants’ and young children’s imitation of linguistic in-group and out-group informants. Child Development, 86(1), 259-275, doi:10.1111/cdev.12299.

Hoda, R.; Henderson, A. M. E; Lee, S.; Beh, B.; Greenwood, J. (2014). Aligning technological and pedagogical considerations: harnessing touch-technology to enhance opportunities for collaborative gameplay and reciprocal teaching in nz early education. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 2(1), 48-59, doi:10.1016/j.ijcci.2014.06.001.

Novack, M.A.; Henderson, A. M. E; Woodward, A.L. (2014). Twelve-month-old infants generalize novel signed labels, but not preferences across individuals. Journal of Cognition and Development, 15(4), 539-550, doi:10.1080/15248372.2013.782460.

Scott, J., Henderson, A. M. E. (2013). Language matters: thirteen-month-olds appreciate that linguistic community constrains conventionality. Developmental Psychology, 49, 2102-2111. doi:10.1037/a0031981

Henderson, A. M. E., Sabbagh, M. A., Woodward, A. L. (2013). Preschoolers’ selective learning is guided by the principle of relevance. Cognition, 126, 246-257doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2012.10.006

Henderson, A. M. E., Wang, Y.*, Matz, L., & Woodward, A. L. (2013). Active experience shapes 10-month-old infants’ understanding of collaborative goals. Infancy, 18, 10-39doi:10.1111/j.1532-7078.2012.00126.x

Henderson, A. M. E., & Sabbagh, M. A. (2013). Learning words from experience: An integrated framework. In L. Gogate & G. Hollich (Eds.) Theoretical and Computational Models of Word Learning (pp. 109-131)IGI Global: Pennsylvania.

Sabbagh, M. A., Henderson, A. M. E. (2013). Preschoolers are selective word learners. In M. R. Banaji3 & S. A. Gelman3 (Eds.) Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us(pp. 177-180). New York: Oxford University Press.

Henderson, A. M. E., & Woodward, A. L. (2012). Nine-month-old infants generalize object labels, but not object preferences across individuals. Developmental Science, 15, 641-652. doi:10.1111/j.1467-7687.2012.01157.x

Henderson, A. M. E. & Woodward, A. L. (2011). “Let’s work together”: what do infants understand about collaborative goals? Cognition, 21, 12 – 21. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2011.05.008

Henderson, A. M. E., & Sabbagh, M. A. (2010). Parents’ use of conventional and unconventional labels in conversations with their preschoolers. Journal of Child Language, 37, 793-816doi:10.1017/S0305000909990122

Henderson, A. M. E., Gerson, S., & Woodward, A. L. (2008). The birth of social intelligenceZero-to-Three28, 13–20.

Sabbagh, M. A., & Henderson, A. M. E. (2007). How an appreciation of conventionality shapes early word learning. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, 115, 25–37doi:10.1002/cd.180

Graham, S. A., Stock, H., & Henderson, A. M. E. (2006). Nineteen-month-olds’ understanding of the conventionality of object labels versus desires. Infancy, 9, 341-350. doi:10.1207/s15327078in0903_5

Henderson, A. M. E., & Graham, S. A. (2005). Two-year-olds’ appreciation of the shared nature of novel object labels. Journal of Cognition and Development, 6, 381-402doi:10.1207/s15327647jcd0603_4

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