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Publications of Amy Needham    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

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Journal Articles

  1. Barrett, T.M., & Needham, A. (2008). Developmental differences in infants’ use of an object’s shape to grasp it securely. Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 97-106.
  2. Barrett, T.M., Traupman, E., & Needham, A. (2008). Infants’ visual anticipation of object structure in grasp planning. Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 1-9.
  3. Fitzpatrick, P., Needham, A., Natale, L., & Metta, G. (2008). Shared challenges in object perception for robots and infants. Infant and Child Development, 17, 7-24.
  4. Barrett, T.M., Davis, E.F., & Needham, A. (2007). Learning about tools in infancy. Developmental Psychology, 43(2), 352-368.  [abs]
  5. Needham, A., Cantlon, J.F., & Ormsbee Holley, S.M. (2006). Infants' use of category knowledge and object attributes when segregating objects at 8.5 months of age. Cognitive Psychology, 53, 345-360.
  6. Sommerville, J.A., Woodward, A.L., & Needham, A. (2005). Action experience alters 3-month-old infants' perception of others' actions. Cognition, 96, B1-B11.
  7. Dueker, G.L., & Needham, A. (2005). Infants' object category formation and use: Real-world context effects on cateory use in object processing. Visual Cognition, 12, 1177-1198.
  8. Needham, A., Dueker, G.L., & Lockhead, G. (2005). Infants' formation and use of categories to segregate objects. Cognition, 94, 215-240.
  9. Dueker, G., Modi, A., & Needham, A. (2003). 4.5-month-old infants’ learning, retention, and use of object boundary information. Infant Behavior and Development, 26(4), 588-605.
  10. Needham, A., Barrett, T., & Peterman, K. (2002). A Pick-Me-Up for Infants' Exploratory Skills: Early Stimulated Experiences Reaching for Objects Using 'Sticky Mittens' Enhances Young Infrants' Object Exploration Skills. Infant Behavior and Development, 25, 279-295.
  11. Needham, A. (2001). Object Recognition and Object Segregation in 4.5-Month-Old Infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 78, 3-24.
  12. Huettel, S.A., & Needham, A. (2000). Effects of Balance Relations Between Objects on Infants' Object Segregation. Developmental Science, 3, 415-427.
  13. Needham, A. (2000). Improvements in Object Exploration Skills May Facilitate the Development of Object Segregation in Early Infancy. Journal of Cognition and Development, 1, 131-156.
  14. Needham, A. (1999). The Role of Shape in 4-Month-Old Infants' Segregation of Adjacent Objects. Infant Behavior and Development, 22, 161-178.
  15. Kaufman, J. & Needham, A. (1999). Evidence for Objective Spatial Coding in 6-Month-Old Infants. Developmental Science, 2, 432-441.
  16. Needham, A. (1999). How Infants Grasp Two Adjacent Objects: Effects of Perceived Display Composition on Infants' Actions. Developmental Science, 2, 219-233.
  17. Needham, A. (1998). Infants' use of featural information in the segreation of stationary objects. Infant Behavior and Development, 21, 47-76.
  18. Needham, A., & Baillargeon, R. (1998). Effects of prior experience in 4.5-month-old infants' object segregation. Infant Behavior and Development, 21, 1-24.
  19. Needham, A. (1997). Factors affecting infants' use of featural information in object segregation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 6, 26-33.
  20. Needham, A., Baillargeon, R., & Kaufman, L. (1997). Object segregation in infancy. Advances in Infancy Research, 11, 1-44.
  21. Needham, A., & Baillargeon, R. (1997). Object segregation in 8-month-old infants. Cognition, 62, 121-149.
  22. Needham, A., & Kaufman (1997). Infants' integration of information from different sources in object segregation. Peceptual Development Special Issue of Early Development and Parenting, 6, 137-147.
  23. Needham, A., & Baillargeon, R. (1993). Intuitions about support in 4.5-month-old infants. Cognition, 47, 121-148.
  24. Baillargeon, R., Needham, A., & DeVos, J. (1992). The development of young infants' intuitions about support. Early Development and Parenting, 1, 69-78.

Chapters in Books

  1. A. Needham "Learning in Infants' Object perception, Object-Directed Action, and Tool Use." To appear in Learning and the Infant Mind. Ed. A. Needham & A. Woodward Oxford University Press, 2008
  2. A. Needham & Ormsbee, S.M. "The Development of Object Segregation During the First Year of Life." Preceptual Organization in Vision: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives. Ed. R. Kimchi, M. Behrmann, and C. Olson Carngie Symposium on Cognition. Mahwah, New Jersey. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003: 205-232.
  3. A. Needham & Modi, A. "Infants' Use of Prior Experiences with Objects in Object Segregation: Implications for Object Recognition in Infancy." Advances in Child Development and Behavior. Ed. H. W. Reese San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1999: 99-133.
  4. Baillargeon, R., Kotovsky, L., & Needham, A. "Physical reasoning in infants." Causal Understandings in Cognition and Culture. Ed. G. Lewis, D. Premack, & D. Sperber Fyssen Foundation Symposia. Oxford University Press, 1995

Commentaries/Book Reviews

  1. A. Needham (2001). [Perceptual, Conceptual, and Representational Processes in Infancy]. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 78, 98-106.
  2. A. Needham & Baillargeon R. (1999). [Infants' Use of Featural and Experimental Information in Segregating and Individuating Objects: A Reply to Xu, Carey, and Welch]. Cognition, 74, 255-284.

Edited Volumes

  1. A. Woodward and A. Needham (Ed.). (2008). Learning and the Infant Mind. Oxford University Press.


  1. A. Needham, k. Libertus (2008). Neonativism. to appear in the Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development.

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