Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    B.A., French and Psychology; University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

  • 1993
    M.A., Psychology; Program in Cognition and Development, Psychology Department, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  • 1995
    Ph.D., Psychology; Program in Cognition and Development, Psychology Department, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Title of dissertation: Social-cognitive abilities of 9- to 15-month-old infants: Development and interrelationships

  • 1995 – 1997
    Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Training Program in Developmental Psychology (doing work on autism), University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA

  • 1997 – 1999
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology Department, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England

  • 1999 – 2008
    Member of Scientific Staff, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig,Germany

  • 2008 – 2013
    Head of the Minerva Foundation independent research group on Social Origins of Cultural Cognition and Senior Scientist in the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

  • since 2013
    Professor of Developmental Psychology, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland

  • since 2013
    Guest Researcher, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Selected publications

  • Carpenter, M., Akhtar, N., & Tomasello, M. (1998). Fourteen- to 18-month-old infants differentially imitate intentional and accidental actions. Infant Behavior and Development, 21, 315-330.

  • Carpenter, M., & Liebal, K. (2011). Joint attention, communication, and knowing together in infancy. In A. Seemann (Ed.), Joint attention: New developments in psychology, philosophy of mind, and social neuroscience (pp. 159-181). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  • Carpenter, M., Nagell, K., & Tomasello, M. (1998). Social cognition, joint attention, and communicative competence from 9 to 15 months of age. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 63 (4, Serial No. 255).

  • Carpenter, M., Uebel, J., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Being mimicked increases prosocial behavior in 18-month-old infants. Child Development, 84, 1511-1518.

  • Over, H., & Carpenter, M. (2013). The social side of imitation. Child Development Perspectives, 5, 6-11.

  • Tomasello, M., Carpenter, M., Call, J., Behne, T., & Moll, H. (2005). Understanding and sharing intentions: The origins of cultural cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 675-735.



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Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Associate Editor, Cognition, since 2013

  • Editorial Board, Child Development Perspectives, since 2013

  • Selected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), 2012

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Child Development Research, 2010

  • Chair of the Social Development Review Panel, International Conference on Infant Studies, 2009

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