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Sheila Krogh-Jespersen

  • Assistant Professor, Psychological Science
  • ​​​P​​hD​
  • Psychology
  • (773) 325-7147
  • Byrne Hall, Room 501
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Education and Training:
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago, 2011-2015
Postdoctoral Researcher, Florida International University, 2010-2011
PhD, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
MA, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
BA, Psychology, Rutgers University, 2003

Major Areas of Interest:
  • Social cognition in infants and children 
  • Development of action prediction abilities 
  • Intentional understanding 
  • Trust in testimony 
Representative Sample of Publications:
Krogh-Jespersen, S., Liberman, Z., & Woodward, A. L. (2104). Think fast!: The relationship between Goal Prediction Speed and social competence. Developmental Science,18, 815-823. doi: 10.1111/desc.12249

Krogh-Jespersen, S., & Woodward, A. L. (2014).Making smart social judgments takes time: Infants’ recruitment of goal information when generating on-line action predictions. PLoS ONE, 9, e98085. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098085

Krogh-Jespersen, S., Filippi, C., & Woodward, A. (2014). A developmental perspective on action and social cognition. [Peer commentary on the paper “Mirror Neurons: From origin to function” by Cook, R., Bird, G., Catmur, C., Press, C., & Heyes, C.] Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 208-209. doi:10.1017/S0140525X13002379

Krogh-Jespersen, S. & Echols, C. H. (2012). The influence of speaker reliability on first versus second label learning. Child Development, 83, 581-590. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01713.x

Walker-Andrews, A. S., Krogh-Jespersen, S., Mayhew, E. M. Y., & Coffield, C. N.(2011). Young infants generalization of emotional expressions: Effects of familiarity. Emotion, 11, 842-851. doi: 10.1037/a0024435​​​​​​