FACULTY

Joseph J. Campos, Professor: Lab Director

David Anderson, Professor, SF State University: Principal Collaborator

COLLABORATIVE INVESTIGATORS

Marianne Barbu-Roth, CNRS and University of Paris V, France: Collaborative Investigator

Ichiro Uchiyama, Professor and Dean, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan: Collaborative Investigator

CURRENT

Monica Rivera

Minxuan He

ALUMNI

Audun Dahl

Alexandra Main

Irena Keller

Eric Walle



Minxuan He

(B.S., East China Normal University, 2006)

minxuanhe@berkeley.edu

Minxuan received her B.S. in psychology from East China Normal University in 2006, with awards of Top Grade Student by the university and Excellent Undergraduate by the municipal. She spent another two years in the master's program in School of Psychological and Cognitive Science in the same university before she joined the Infancy Lab at UC Berkeley. Minxuan is primarily interested in interaction between motoric, cognitive and emotional development, as well as in the origin and function of human emotions.



ALUMNI

Audun Dahl
http://people.ucsc.edu/~audahl/




Alexandra Main

(B.A., Brandeis University, 2008)

amain@berkeley.edu





Irena Keller

(B.A., University of Haifa, 1998)

(M.A., University of Haifa, 2001)

(Ph.D., University of Berkeley, California, 2010)

irenak@berkeley.edu

Irena received her BA in Education and Comparative Literature and MA in Education, Development across the Life Span in University of Haifa, Israel. She joined the lab as a graduate student in 2003. Her interests include social-emotional development, parenting and sleep.



Eric Walle

(B.S., Vanderbilt University, 2005)

(Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2012)

ewalle@berkeley.edu

Primary to Eric's interests in social interaction is the study of emotion. Eric has written multiple theoretical papers on emotion and emotion regulation that are relevant to both adult and developmental audiences. In addition to this theoretical writing, he has three lines of active empirical research. Eric's first line of research attempts to understand how individuals interpret, utilize, and respond to the emotion communication of others. This research examines the underlying goals that motivate individuals' responses to others' emotions, and how these responses develop. A separate, but related, line of research examines how specific aspects of emotion communication, namely the authenticity with which an emotion is communicated, affect an observer's response. Adults do not take all emotions at face value, and this research explores various cues that alter infants' appreciation of emotion displays. Lastly, Eric is interested in how the social environment serves as a bidirectional influence on social interactions, and the consequences this interaction has on development. The onset of walking represents a significant point in development where the social environment is under intense change and his research attempts to understand how this milestone affects a broad range of developmental phenomena, including language development and parent-child social interactions.