Publications

Developmental Psychology Articles

Meyer, M., Hard, B., Brand, R., McGarvey, M., & Baldwin, D. (2011).  Acoustic packaging: Maternal speech and action synchrony.  IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 3, 154-162.

* Meyer_etal.pdf
Acoustic Packaging: Maternal Speech and Action Synchrony (Meyer et al)

Brand, R. J., McGee, A., Kominsky, J. F., Briggs, K., Gruneisen, A., & Orbach, T. (2009).  Repetition in infant-directed action depends on the goal structure of the object: Evidence for statistical regularities.  Gesture, 9, 337-35 (email rebecca.brand@villanova.edu for a copy).

Brand, R. J. & Shallcross, W. L. (2008).  Infants prefer motionese to adult-directed action.  Developmental Science.

* Brand_Shallcross.pdf
Infants Prefer Motionese to Adult-Directed Action (Brand & Shallcross)

Brand, R. J. & Tapscott, S.  (2007).  Acoustic packaging of action sequences by infants.  Infancy, 11, 321-332.

* Brand_Tapscott.pdf
Acoustic Packaging of Action Sequences by Infants (Brand & Tapscott)

Brand., R. J., Shallcross, W. L., Sabatos, M. G., & Massie, K. P.  (2007).  Fine-grained analysis of motionese: Eye gaze, object exchanges, and action units in infant- versus adult-directed action.  Infancy, 11, 203-214. 

doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7078.2007.tb00223.x

Brand, R. J., Baldwin. D. A., & Ashburn, L. (2002).  Evidence for "Motionese": Mothers modify their infant-directed actions.  Developmental Science, 5, 72-83.

* Brand_Baldwin_Ashburn.pdf
Evidence for "Motionese": Mothers Modify Their Infant-Directed Actions (Brand & Baldwin)

Social Psychology Articles

Brand, R., Markey, C., Mills, A. & Hodges, S.D. (2007). Sex differences in self-reported infidelity and its correlates. Sex Roles,  57, 101-109.

Brand, R.J., Bonatsos, A., D’Orazio, R., & DeShong, H. (in press).  What is beautiful is good, even online.  Computers in Human Behavior.

doi:10.1016/j.chb.2011.08.023

* Brand_Markey_Mills_Hodges.pdf
Sex Difference in Self-Reported Infidelity and it's Correlates (Brand/Markey/Mills/Hodges)
Cognitive Development Project

About Dr. Brand

Dr. Rebecca Brand
Dr. Brand is an associate professor of psychology and the director of the Cognitive Development Project.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Oregon.  She has been at Villanova since 2002.  Her interests include many aspects of infant cognitive development and learning, especially how babies learn from and about other people.  Her work has been funded by Villanova Summer Research Funding as well as by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Rebecca Brand