Refereed Articles 

Sympathetic-Parasympathetic Interaction and Externalizing Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Baker, J. K., Fenning, R. M., Erath, S. A., Baucom, B. R., Messinger, D. S., Moffitt, J., Kaeppler, A., & Bailey, A. Respiratory sinus arrhythmia, parenting, and externalizing behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism, 0(0), 1362361319848525. doi:10.1177/1362361319848525

Iverson, J. M., F. Shic, C. A. Wall, K. Chawarska, S. Curtin, A. Estes, J. M. Gardner, T. Hutman, R. J. Landa, A. R. Levin, K. Libertus, D. S. Messinger, C. A. Nelson, S. Ozonoff, L. R. Sacrey, K. Sheperd, W. L. Stone, H. B. Tager-Flusberg, J. J. Wolff, N. Yirmiya, and G. S. Young. 2019. Early motor abilities in infants at heightened versus low risk for ASD: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) study, J Abnorm Psychol, 128: 69-80.

Messinger, D. S., E. B. Prince, M. Zheng, K. Martin, S. G. Mitsven, S. Huang, T. Stölzel, N. Johnson, U. Rudolph, L. K. Perry, B. Laursen & C. Song (2019). Continuous measurement of dynamic classroom social interactions. International Journal of Behavioral Development: 0165025418820708.

Perry, L. K., Prince, E. B., Valtierra, A. M., Rivero-Fernandez, C., Ullery, M. A., Katz, L. F., Laursen, B., Messinger, D. S. (2018). A year in words: The dynamics and consequences of language experiences in an intervention classroom. PLoS ONE, 13(7), e0199893. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0199893

Meltzoff, A. N., Murray, L., Simpson, E., Heimann, M., Nagy, E., Nadel, J., Pedersen, E. J., Brooks, R., Messinger, D. S., De Pascalis, L., Subiaul, F., Paukner, A., & Ferrari, P. F. (2018). Eliciting Imitation in Early Infancy. Dev Sci, e12738. doi:10.1111/desc.12738

Chow, S. M., Ou, L., Ciptadi, A., Prince, E. B., You, D., Hunter, M. D., Rehg, J. M., Rozga, A., Messinger, D. S. (2018). Representing Sudden Shifts in Intensive Dyadic Interaction Data Using Differential Equation Models with Regime Switching. Psychometrika. doi:10.1007/s11336-018-9605-1

Gangi, D. N., Usher, L. V., & Messinger, D. S. (2017). An exploration of common dopaminergic variants and behavior problems in siblings at high risk for autism spectrum disorder. Infant Behavior and Development, 49(Supplement C), 267-271. doi:

Malek, N., Messinger, D. Yuan Lee Gao, Andy, Krumhuber, E., Mattson, W., Joober, R. Tabbane, K. & Martinez-Trujillo, J.C. (2018). Generalizing Duchenne to Sad Expressions with Binocular Rivalry and Perception Ratings. Emotion.

Martin, K. B., Hammal, Z., Ren, G., Cohn, J., Cassell, J., Ogihara, M., Ph.D. Britton, J.C., Gutierrez, A., Messinger, D. S. (2018). Objective measurement of head movement differences in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Molecular Autism 9:14, 10.1186/s13229-018-0198-4.

L. D'Abate, S. Walker, R.K.C. Yuen, K. Tammimies, J.A. Buchanan, R.W. Davies, B. Thiruvahindrapuram, J. Wei1, J. Brian, S. Bryson, K. Dobkins, J. Howe, R. Landa, J. Leef, D. Messinger, S. Ozonoff, I.M. Smith, W.L. Stone, Z.E. Warren, G. Young, L. Zwaigenbaum, S.W. Scherer. Predictive impact of rare genomic copy number variations in high-risk infant siblings of individuals with autism

Martin, K.B., Prince, E.B., Haltigan, J.D., Ekas, N., & Messinger, D.S. Attachment security differs by later autism spectrum disorder: A prospective study.

Prince, E.B., Ciptadi, A., Rozga, A., Martin, K. B., Warlaumont, A., Rehg, J., & Messinger, D. (). Objective Measurement of Attachment Behaviors during the Strange Situation Procedure. Infancy.

Usher, L. V., Burrows, C. A., Messinger, D. S., & Henderson, H. A. (2017). Metaperception in Adolescents With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3356-1

Bolt, T., Prince, E., Nomi, J. S., Messinger, D., Llabre, M. M., & Uddin, L. Q. (2018). Combining region- and network-level brain-behavior relationships in a structural equation model. Neuroimage, 165(Supplement C), 158-169.

Meltzoff, A. N., Murray, L., Simpson, E., Heimann, M., Nagy, E., Nadel, J., Pedersen, E. J., Brooks, R., Messinger, D. S., Pascalis, L. D., Subiaul, F., Paukner, A., & Ferrari, P. F. Re-examination of Oostenbroek et al. (2016): evidence for neonatal imitation of tongue protrusion. Developmental Science, e12609-n/a. doi: 10.1111/desc.12609

McDonald, N. M., Murphy, H. G., & Messinger, D. S. (2017). Empathic responding in preschool-aged children with familial risk for autism. Autism Research 10(10), 1621-1628. doi:10.1002/aur.1819

Chu, W.-S., De la Torre, F., Cohn, J. F., & Messinger, D. S. (2017). A Branch-and-Bound Framework for Unsupervised Common Event Discovery. International Journal of Computer Vision, 1-20. doi: 10.1007/s11263-017-0989-7

Messinger, D. S., Mattson, W. I., Todd, J. T., Gangi, D. N., Myers, N. D., & Bahrick, L. E. (2017). Temporal dependency and the structure of early looking. PLoS ONE, 12(1), e0169458. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169458

Yitzhak, N., Giladi, N., Gurevich, T., Messinger, D. S., Prince, E. B., Martin, K., & Aviezer, H. (2017). Gently Does It: Humans Outperform a Software Classifier in Recognizing Subtle, Nonstereotypical Facial Expressions. Emotion. doi: 10.1037/emo0000287

Ekas, N. V., McDonald, N. M., Pruitt, M. M., & Messinger, D. S. (2017). Brief Report: The Development of Compliance in Toddlers at-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(4), 1239-1248. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2984-1 PMC5501986

Page, J., Constantino, J. N., Zambrana, K., Martin, E., Tunc, I., Zhang, Y., Abbacchi, A., & Messinger, D. (2016). Quantitative autistic trait measurements index background genetic risk for ASD in Hispanic families. Mol Autism, 7(1), 39. doi: 10.1186/s13229-016-0100-1

Warlaumont, A. S., Richards, J. A., Gilkerson, J., Messinger, D. S., & Oller, D. K. (2016). The Social Feedback Hypothesis and Communicative Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Response to Akhtar, Jaswal, Dinishak, and Stephan (2016). Psychological Science, 27(11), 1531-1533. doi: 10.1177/0956797616668558

Gangi, D. N., Messinger, D. S., Martin, E. R., & Cuccaro, M. L. (2016). Dopaminergic variants in siblings at high risk for autism: Associations with initiating joint attention. Autism Research. doi: 10.1002/aur.1623. [Epub ahead of print]

Sheinkopf SJ, Tenenbaum EJ, Messinger DS, Miller-Loncar CL, Tronick EZ, LaGasse LL, Shankaran S, Bada H, Bauer CR, Whitaker TM, Hammond JA, & Lester BM. (2016). Maternal and infant affect at 4 months predicts performance and verbal IQ at 4 and 7 years in a diverse population. Developmental Science. [Epub ahead of print]:doi: 10.1111/desc.12479. PMID: 27774733

McDonald, N. M., Baker, J. K., & Messinger, D. S. (2016). Oxytocin and Parent-Child Interaction in the Development of Empathy Among Children at Risk for Autism. Dev Psychol. doi: 10.1037/dev0000104

Edmunds, S. R. Ibañez, L. I., Warren, Z. Messinger, D.S., Stone, W. L. (2016). Longitudinal prediction of language emergence in infants at high and low risk for autism spectrum disorder. Development and Psychopathology, available on CJO2016. doi:10.1017/S0954579416000146.

Harker, C. M., Ibañez, L. V., Nguyen, T. P., Messinger, D. S., & Stone, W. L. (2016). The Effect of Parenting Style on Social Smiling in Infants at High and Low Risk for ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(7), 2399-2407. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2772-y

Messinger, D. S., Young, G. S., Webb, S. J., Ozonoff, S., Bryson, S. E., Carter, A., Carver, L., Charman, T., Chawarska, K., Curtin, S., Dobkins, K., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Hutman, T., Iverson, J. M., Landa, R., Nelson, C. A., Stone, W. L., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2016). Commentary: sex difference differences? A reply to Constantino. Molecular Autism, 7(1), 1-3. doi: 10.1186/s13229-016-0093-9

Newschaffer, C. J., Schriver, E., Berrigan, L., Landa, R., Stone, W. L., Bishop, S., Burkom, D., Golden, A., Ibanez, L., Kuo, A., Lakes, K. D., Messinger, D. S., Paterson, S., & Warren, Z. E. (2016). Development and validation of a streamlined autism case confirmation approach for use in epidemiologic risk factor research in prospective cohorts. Autism Res. doi: 10.1002/aur.1659

Charman, T., Young, G. S., Brian, J., Carter, A., Carver, L. J., Chawarska, K., Curtin, S., Dobkins, K., Elsabbagh, M., Georgiades, S., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Hutman, T., Iverson, J. M., Jones, E. J., Landa, R., Macari, S., Messinger, D. S., Nelson, C. A., Ozonoff, S., Saulnier, C., Stone, W. L., Tager-Flusberg, H., Webb, S. J., Yirmiya, N., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2016). Non-ASD outcomes at 36 months in siblings at familial risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD): A baby siblings research consortium (BSRC) study. Autism Res. doi: 10.1002/aur.1669. PMID: 27417857 

Szatmari, P., Chawarska, K., Dawson, G., Georgiades, S., Landa, R., Lord, C., Messinger, D. S., Thurm, A., Halladay, A. (2016). Prospective Longitudinal Studies of Infant Siblings of Children With Autism: Lessons Learned and Future Directions. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(3), 179-187. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.12.014

Beebe, B., D. Messinger, L. E. Bahrick, A. Margolis, K. A. Buck, & H. Chen (2016). A Systems View of Mother-Infant Face-to-Face Communication. Developmental Psychology, 52(4), 556-571. doi: 10.1037/a0040085 NIHMSID 759139.

Ruvolo, P., Messinger, D., & Movellan, J. (2015). Infants Time Their Smiles to Make Their Moms Smile. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0136492. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136492

Messinger, D. S., Young, G. S., Webb, S. J., Ozonoff, S., Bryson, S. E., Carter, A., Carver, L., Charman, T., Chawarska, K., Curtin, S., Dobkins, K., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Hutman, T., Iverson, J. M., Landa, R., Nelson, C. A., Stone, W. L., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2015). Early sex differences are not autism-specific: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) study. Mol Autism, 6, 32. doi: 10.1186/s13229-015-0027-y. PMC4455973.

Lambert-Brown, B. L., McDonald, N. M., Mattson, W. I., Martin, K. B., Ibañez, L. V., Stone, W. L., & Messinger, D. S. (2015). Positive emotional engagement and autism risk. Developmental Psychology, 51(6), 848-855. doi: 10.1037/a0039182  NIHMSID 674905 PMCID: PMC4446222

Hammal, Z., Cohn, J. F., & Messinger, D. S. (2015). Head Movement Dynamics During Play and Perturbed Mother-Infant Interaction. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing,, PP(99), 1-1. doi: 10.1109/TAFFC.2015.2422702. NIHMS700579

Aviezer, H., Messinger, D. S., Zangvil, S., Mattson, W. I., Gangi, D. N., & Todorov, A. (2015). Thrill of victory or agony of defeat? Perceivers fail to utilize information in facial movements. Emotion, 15(6), 791-797. doi: 10.1037/emo0000073. PMID: 26010575. NIHMS696379.

Halladay, A. K., Bishop, S., Constantino, J. N., Daniels, A. M., Koenig, K., Palmer, K., Messinger, D., Pelphrey, K., Sanders, S. J., Singer, A. T., Taylor, J. L., & Szatmari, P. (2015). Sex and gender differences in autism spectrum disorder: summarizing evidence gaps and identifying emerging areas of priority. Mol Autism, 6, 36. doi: 10.1186/s13229-015-0019-y

Ozonoff S, Young GS, Landa RJ, Brian J, Bryson S, Charman T, Chawarska K, Macari SL, Messinger D, Stone WL, Zwaigenbaum L, Iosif AM. Diagnostic stability in young children at risk for autism spectrum disorder: a baby siblings research consortium study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 29. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12421. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25921776.

Chawarska, K., Shic, F., Macari, S., Campbell, D. J., Brian, J., Landa, R., Hutman, T., Nelson, C. A., Ozonoff, S., Tager-Flusberg, H., Young, G. S., Zwaigenbaum, L., Cohen, I. L., Charman, T., Messinger, D. S., Klin, A., Johnson, S., & Bryson, S. (2014). 18-Month Predictors of Later Outcomes in Younger Siblings of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(12), 1317-1327.e1311. doi: PMC4254798

Zwaigenbaum L, Young G, Stone W, Dobkins K, Ozonoff S, Brian J, Bryson SE, Carver L, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Landa RJ, Messinger D. 2014. Early Head Growth in Infants at Risk of Autism: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(10), 1053 - 1062.

Key, A., Ibanez, L., Henderson, H., Warren, Z., Messinger, D., & Stone W. (2014). Positive affect processing and joint attention in infants at high risk for autism: An exploratory studyJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2191-x

Gangi, D. N., Ibañez, L. V., & Messinger, D. S. (2014). Joint attention initiation with and without positive affect: Risk group differences and associations with ASD symptoms. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(6), 1414-1424. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-2002-9

Esposito, G., Rostagno, M., Venuti, P. Haltigan, J.D., Messinger, D.S. (2014). Atypical expression of distress during the separation phase of the Strange Situation in infant siblings at high risk for ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 12, 975-980. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1940-6

Lieberman-Betz, R. G., Yoder, P., Stone, W. L., Nahmias, A. S., Carter, A. S., Celimli-Aksoy, S., & Messinger, D. S. (2014). An Illustration of Using Multiple Imputation Versus Listwise Deletion Analyses: The Effect of Hanen's "More Than Words" on Parenting Stress. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil, 119(5), 472-486. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-119.5.472

Siller, M., Morgan, L., Turner-Brown, L., Baggett, K. M., Baranek, G. T., Brian, J., Bryson, S. E., Carter, A. S., Crais, E. R., Estes, A., Kasari, C., Landa, R. J., Lord, C., Messinger, D. S., Mundy, P., Odom, S. L., Reznick, J. S., Roberts, W., Rogers, S. J., Schertz, H. H., Smith, I. M., Stone, W. L., Watson, L. R., Wetherby, A. M., Yoder, P. J., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2014). Designing Studies to Evaluate Parent-Mediated Interventions for Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Early Intervention. doi: 10.1177/1053815114542507

Johnson, N. F., Medina, P., Zhao, G., Messinger, D. S., Horgan, J., Gill, P., Bohorquez, J. C., Mattson, W. I., Gangi, D. N., Qi, H., Manrique, P., Velasquez, N., Morgenstern, A., Restrepo, E. M., Johnson, N., Spagat, M., & Zarama, R. (2013). Simple mathematical law benchmarks human confrontations. Scientific Reports.doi:10.1038/srep03463

Mattson, W. I., Cohn, J. F., Mahoor, M. H., Gangi, D. N., & Messinger, D. S. (2013). Darwin's Duchenne: Eye constriction during infant joy and distress. PLoS ONE, 8 (11). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080161.

Franklin, B., Warlaumont, A.S., Messinger, D.S., Bene, E., Iyer, S.N., Lee, C-C., Lambert, B., Oller, D.K. (2013). Effects of Parental Interaction on Infant Vocalization Rate, Variability and Vocal Type. 1-8, Language Learning and Development. NIHMSID 555864.

Messinger, D., Young, G. S., Ozonoff, S., Dobkins, K., Carter, A., Zwaigenbaum, L., Landa, R. J., Charman, T., Stone, W. L., Constantino, J. N., Hutman, T., Carver, L. J., Bryson, S., Iverson, J. M., Strauss, M. S., Rogers, S. J., & Sigman, M. (2013). Beyond Autism: A Baby Sibling Research Consortium Study of High-Risk Children at Three Years of Age. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(3), 300-308. PMC3625370.

Mattson, W. I., Ekas, N. V., Lambert, B., Tronick, E., Lester, B. M., & Messinger, D. S. (2013). Emotional expression and heart rate in high-risk infants during the face-to-face/still-face. Infant Behavior and Development, 36(4), 776-785.

Perryman, T., Carter, A. S., Messinger, D. S., Stone, W. L., Ivanescu, A. E., & Yoder, P. J. (2012). Parental Child-Directed Speech as a Predictor of Receptive Language in Children with Autism Symptomatology. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(2). NIHMS425847.

Ibanez, L., Grantz, C.J., Messinger, D.S. (2013). The development of referential communication and autism symptomatology in high-risk infants. Infancy, 18(5), 687-707. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7078.2012.00142.x

Legi&scarona, J., Messinger, D., Kermol, E., & Marlier, L. (2013). Emotional Responses to Odors in Children with High-Functioning Autism: Autonomic Arousal, Facial Behavior and Self-Report. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(4), 869-879. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1629-2. PMID: 22918860.

Ekas, N. Haltigan, J.D., Messinger, D.S. (2012). The Dynamic Still-Face Effect: Do Infants Decrease Bidding Over Time When Parents are Not Responsive? Developmental Psychology, 49(6), 1027-1035. doi: 10.1037/a0029330. PMC3568681.

Graziotti, A. L., Hammond, J., Messinger, D. S., Bann, C. M., Miller-Loncar, C., Twomey, J. E., Bursi, C., Woldt, E., Nelson, J. A., Fleischmann, D., & Alexander, B. (2012). Maintaining participation and momentum in longitudinal research involving high-risk families. The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 44(2), 120-126.

Messinger, D.S., Mattson, W.I., Mahoor, M.H., & Cohn, J.F. (2012). The eyes have it: Making positive expressions more positive and negative expressions more negative. Emotion, 12(3), 430-436. PMC4492304.

McDonald, N. & Messinger, D. (2012). Empathic Responding in Toddlers at Risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(8), 1566-1573. PMC4778728.

Haltigan, J.D., Lambert, B.L., Seifer, R., Ekas, N.V., Bauer, C.R., & Messinger, D.S. (2011).  Security of attachment and quality of mother-toddler social interaction in a high-risk sample. Infant Behavior & Development.

Ozonoff, S., Young, G., Carter, A.S., Messinger, D. , Yirmiya, N., Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S. E., Carver, L., Constantino, J., Dobkins, K., Hutman, T., Iverson, J., Landa, R., Rogers, S., Sigman, M., Stone, W. (2011). Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A baby siblings research consortium study. Pediatrics.

Messinger, D., Ekas, N., Ruvolo, P., & Fogel, A. (2011). 'Are You Interested, Baby?' Young Infants Exhibit Stable Patterns of Attention during Interaction. Infancy, 1-11.

Carter, A. S., Messinger, D. S., Stone, W. L., Celimli, S., Nahmias, A. S., Yoder, P. (2011). A Randomized Control Trial of Hanen's "More Than Words" in Toddlers With Early Autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52(7), 741-52.                                            

Haltigan JD, Ekas NV, Seifer R, Messinger DS. (2010). Brief Report: Attachment Security in Infants At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Messinger, D., Ruvolo, P., Ekas, N., & Fogel, A. (2010). Applying Machine Learning to Infant Interaction: The Development is in the Details. Neural Networks, Special Issue on Social Cognition: From Babies to Robots, 23(10), 1004-1016.NIHMS 234401.

Baker, J. Messinger,  D., Ekas, N., Lindahl, K. & Brewster, R. (2010). Brief Report: Non-expert Ratings of Family and Parent-Child Interaction. Journal of Family Psychology, 24(6), 775-778.

Messinger, D., Lambert, B. Bauer, C., Bann, C., Hamlin-Smith, K., Das, A. (2010). The Relationship between Behavior Ratings and Concurrent and Subsequent Mental and Motor Performance in Toddlers Born at Extremely Low Birth Weight. Journal of Early Intervention, 32(3), 214-233. NIHMS234916.

Baker J. K., Messinger, D.S., Lyons K.K., & Grantz, C.J. (2010). A Pilot Study of Maternal Sensitivity in the Context of Emergent Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(8):988-999. NIHMS194102.                            

Baker, J., Haltigan, J.D., Brewster, R., Jaccard, J. & Messinger, D.S. (2010). Non-Expert Ratings of Infant and Parent Emotion: Concordance with Expert Coding and Relevance to Early Autism Risk. International Journal of Behavioral Development., 34, 88-95.

Chow, S., Haltigan, J.D., Messinger, D.S. (2010). Dynamic Infant-Parent Affect Coupling during the Face-to-Face/Still-Face. Emotion, 10, 101-114. NIHMS192758.

Parlade, M. V., Messinger, D. S., van Hecke, A., Kaiser, M., Delgado, C., & Mundy, P. (2009). Anticipatory Smiling: Linking Early Affective Communication and Social Outcome. Infant Behavior & Development, 32, 33-43. PMC2650826.

Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S., Lord, C., Rogers, S., Carter, A., Carver, L., Chawarska, K., Constantino, J., Dawson, G., Dobkins, K., Fein, D., Iverson, J., Klin, A., Landa, R., Messinger, D., Ozonoff, S., Sigman, M., Stone, W., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Yirmiya, N. (2009). Clinical Assessment and Management of Toddlers in Suspected ASD: Insights from Studies of High-Risk Infants. Pediatrics, 123, 1383-1391. PMC2833286,

Messinger, D. S., Mahoor, M., Chow, S., & Cohn, J. F. (2009). Automated Measurement of Facial Expression in Infant-Mother Interaction: A Pilot Study. Infancy, 14, 285-305. PMC2746084.

Ibanez, L., Messinger, D. Newell, L., Sheskin, M. Lambert, B. (2008). Visual disengagement in the infant siblings of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, 12, 523-535. NIHMS193716.

Messinger, D.S. Cassel, T. Acosta, S., Ambadar, Z. Cohn, J. F. (2008). Infant Smiling Dynamics and Perceived Positive Emotion. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 32, 133-155. PMC2676856.

Dondi, M., Messinger, D., Colle, M., Tabasso, A., Simion, F., Dalla Barba, B., & Fogel, A. (2007). A new perspective on neonatal smiling: Differences between the judgments of expert coders and naïve observers. Infancy, 12, 1-21.

Cassel, T., Messinger, D. S., Ibanez, L., Haltigan, J.D., Acosta, S., Buchman, A. (2007). Early social and emotional communication in the infant siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An examination of the broad phenotype. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 122-132.

Bolzani-Dinehart, L., Messinger, D. S., Acosta, S., Cassel, T., Ambadar, Z., & Cohn, J. (2005). Adult Perceptions of Positive and Negative Infant Emotional Expressions. Infancy, 8, 279-303.

Tronick, E. Z., Messinger, D. S., Weinberg, K. Lester, B. M., LaGasse, L. & Seifer, Bauer, R. C., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Wright, L. L., Smeriglio, V. L., Poole, K., Liu, J. (2005). Cocaine Exposure Is Associated with Subtle Compromises of Infants' and Mothers' Social Emotional Behavior and Dyadic Features of their Interaction in the Face-to-Face Still-Face Paradigm. Developmental Psychology, 41, 711-722.

Uhlhorn, S. B., Messinger, D. S., & Bauer, C. (2005). Cocaine exposure and mother-toddler social play Infant Behavior and Development, 28, 62-73.

Venezia, M., Messinger, D. S., Thorp, D., & Mundy, P. (2004). The Development of Anticipatory Smiling. Infancy, 6(3), 397-406.

Messinger, D. S., Bauer, C. R., Das, A., Seifer, R., Lester, B. M., LaGasse, L. L., Wright, L. L.,  Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Smeriglio, V., Langer, J. C., Beeghly, M. & Poole, K. (2004). The Maternal Lifestyle Study (MLS): Cognitive, motor, and behavioral outcomes of cocaine exposed and opiate exposed infants through three years of age. Pediatrics, 6, 1677-1685.

LaGasse, L. L., Messinger, D. S., Lester, B. M., Seifer, R., Tronick, E. Z., Bauer, C. R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Wright, L. L., Smeriglio, V., Finnegan, L. P. & Maza, P. (2003). Prenatal drug exposure and maternal and infant feeding behavior. Archives of Disease in Childhood  Fetal Neonatal Edition, 88, F391-F399.

Yale, M. E., Messinger, D. S., Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2003). The temporal coordination of early infant communication. Developmental Psychology, 39(5), 815-824.

Delgado, E. F. Messinger, D. S. & Yale., M. E. (2002). Infant responses to direction of parental gaze:  A comparison of two still-face conditions. Infant Behavior and Development, 25(2), 188-195.

Messinger, D. S. (2002). Positive and negative: Infant facial expressions and emotions. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11(1) 1-6.

Messinger, D. Dondi, M. G. Nelson-Goens, C., Beghi, A., Fogel, A., & Simion, F. (2002). How sleeping neonates smile. Developmental Science, 5(1), 49-55.

Messinger, D., Fogel, A., & Dickson, K. L. (2001). All smiles are positive, but some smiles are more positive than others. Developmental Psychology, 37(5), 642-653.

Hsu, H., Fogel, A. & Messinger, D. (2001). Infant non-distress vocalizations during mother-infant face-to-face interaction: Factors associated with quantitative and qualitative differences. Infant Behavior and Development, 24, 107-128.

Morales, M., Mundy, P., Fullmer, C., Yale, M., Messinger, D., Neal, R., & Schwartz, H. (2000). Responding to joint attention across the 6- to 24-month age period and early language acquisition. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 21(3), 283-298.

Messinger, D., Fogel, A., & Dickson, K. L. (1999). What's in a smile? Developmental Psychology, 35(3), 701-708.

Gauthier, S., Bauer, C., Messinger, D., & Closius, J. (1999). Bayley Scales Of Infant Development II - Where to start? The Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 20(2), 75-79.

Yale, M., Messinger, D., Cobo-Lewis, A., Oller, D. K., & Eilers, R., (1999). An event-based analysis of the coordination of early infant vocalizations and facial actions. Developmental Psychology, 35(2), 505-513.

Fogel, A., Messinger, D. S. Dickson, K. L., & Hsu, Hui-chin, H. (1999). Posture and gaze in early mother-infant communication: Synchronization of developmental trajectories. Developmental Science, 2(3), 325-332.

Messinger, D. & Fogel, A. (1998). Give and take: The development of conventional infant gestures. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 44(4), 566-590.

Messinger, D. Dolcourt, J., King, J., Bodnar, A., & Beck, D. (1996). The survival and developmental outcome of extremely low birthweight infants. Infant Mental Health Journal, 17(4), 375-385.

Franco, F., Fogel, A., Messinger, D. S., & Frazier, C. A. (1996). Cultural differences in physical contact between Hispanic and Anglo mother-infant dyads living in the United States. Early Development and Parenting 5(3), 119-127.

Martinez, A., Malphur, J., Field, T., Pickens, J., Yando, R., Bendell, D., Valle, C., & Messinger, D. (1996). Depressed mothers' and their infants' interactions with nondepressed parents. Infant Mental Health Journal, 17(1), 74-80.

Teti, D. M., Gelfand, D. M., Messinger, D. S., & Isabella, R. (1995). Maternal depression and the quality of early attachment: An examination of infants, preschoolers, and their mothers. Developmental Psychology 31(3), 364-376.

Messinger, D. & Freedman, D. (1992). Autonomy and interdependence in Japanese and American mother-toddler dyads. Early Development and Parenting, 1(1) 33-38.

Fogel, A., Nwokah, E., Dedo, J. Y., Messinger, D., Dickson, K. L., Matusov, E., & Holt, S. A. (1992). Social process theory of emotion: A dynamic systems approach. Social Development, 1(2) 122-142.

Fogel, A., Nwokah, E., Dedo, J. Y., Messinger, D., Dickson, K. L., Matusov, E., & Holt, S. A. (1992). The social process theory of emotion: A radical contextualist perspective. Social Development, 1(2) 147-150.


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