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Robin Panneton

Robin Panneton

Faculty, Department of Psychology
Faculty, Developmental Science
Faculty/Consultant, Child Study Center
Director, infant-Language Emotion Attention Perception
Member, Faculty of Health Sciences


Background

  • Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, College of Science, Virginia Tech (May, 2017 - present)
  • Associate Professor, Virginia Tech (1995 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech (1989 - 1995)
  • Fulbright Faculty Member (2008 - present)

Interests

  • Infants' attention to multimodal aspects of speech
  • Emotion perception and lexical processing
  • Social engagement and emerging language skills
  • Infants' perception of language accent
  • Eye tracking and dynamic language processing
  • Psychophysiology of infant attention

Courses Taught

  • Graduate Courses:
  • Social Attention in Typical and Atypical Development
  • Multisensory Influences on Infant and Toddler Cognition
  • Genetic and Epigenetic Influences in Development
  • Development of Infants' Speech Perception
  • Development of Attention
  • Undergraduate Courses:
  • The Dependent Gene (PSYC 4364)
  • Language Development (PSYC 4134)
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology (PSYC 4034)

Publications

  • Frank, M. C., Bergelson, E., Bergmann, C., Cristia, A., Floccia, C., Gervain, J., Hamlin, J. K., Hannon, E. E., Kline, M., Levelt, C., Lew-Williams, C., Nazzi, T., Panneton, R., Rabagliati, H., Soderstrom, M., Sullivan, J., Waxman, S., Yurovsky, D. (2017). A collaborative approach to infant research: Promoting reproducibility, best practices, and theory-building. Infancy. In press.
  • Deater-Deckard, K., & Panneton, R. (2017). Parenting stress and early child development: Adaptive and maladaptive outcomes. Springer Publishing. In press.
  • Deater-Deckard, K., & Panneton, R. (2017). Unearthing the developmental and intergenerational dynamics of stress in parent and child functioning. In K. Deater-Deckard & R. Panneton (Eds.), Parenting stress and early child development: Adaptive and maladaptive outcomes. Springer Publishing. In press.
  • Heck, A., Panneton, R., & Mills-Smith, L. (2015). Bimodal dynamics of faces and voices influence older infants’ perception of emotion. Infancy, in press. DOI: 10.1111/infa.12121.
  • Mills-Smith, L., Spangler, D. P., Panneton, R., & Fritz, M.S. (2015). A missed opportunity for clarity: Problems in the reporting of effect size estimates in infant developmental science. Infancy, 20, 416-432. DOI:10.1111/infa.12078.
  • White, S., Maddox, B., & Panneton, R. (2015). Fear of negative evaluation influences eye gaze in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A pilot study. Journal of Autism Development Disorders. DOI 10.1007/s10803-014-2349-6.
  • Kitamura, C., Panneton, R., & Best, C. (2013). The development of language constancy: Attention to native versus non-native accents. Child Development, 84, 1686-1700.
  • Salley, B., Panneton, R. K., & Colombo, J. (2013). Separable attentional predictors of language outcome. Infancy, 18, 462-489.
  • Panneton, R., & Newman, R. (2011). Development of speech perception. In L. A. Werner, R. R. Fay & H. N. Popper (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Auditory Research: Human auditory development, 42, 197-222.
  • Butler, J., Floccia, C. Goslin, J., & Panneton, R. (2011). Infants’ discrimination of familiar and unfamiliar accents in speech. Infancy, 16, 392-417.
  • Panneton, R., McIlreavy, M., & Bhullar, N. (2008). Preverbal development and speech perception during infancy.In M. M. Haith and J. Benson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development. : Elsevier.
  • Panneton, R., Kitamura, C., Mattock, K., & Burnham, D. (2006). Slow speech enhances younger but not older infants' perception of vocal emotion. Research in Human Development, Special Issue: The ecology of emotion in parenting relationships, 3, 7-19.
  • McCartney, J., & Panneton, R. (2005). Four-month-olds’ discrimination of voice changes in multimodal displays as a function of discrimination protocol. Infancy, 7, 163-182.
  • Ward, C.D., & Cooper, R. P. (1999). A lack of evidence in four-month-old human infants for paternal voice preference. Developmental Psychobiology, 35, 29-60.
  • Cooper, R. P. (1997). An ecological approach to infants' perception of intonation contours as meaningful aspects of speech.. In C. Dent-Read & P. Zukow-Goldring (Eds.), Evolving explanations of development: Ecological approaches to organism-environment systems (pp. 55-85). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.
  • Cooper, R. P., Abraham, J., Berman, S., & Staska, M. (1997). The development of infant preference for motherese.. Infant Behavior and Development, 20, 477-488.
  • Marshall-Baker, A., Lickliter, R., & Panneton-Cooper, R. (1997). Prolonged exposure to a visual pattern may promote behavioral organization in preterm infants. Journal of Neonatal and Perinatal Nursing, 12, 50-62.
  • Kaplan, P., Goldstein, M., Huckeby, E., & Panneton-Cooper, R. (1995). Habituation, sensitization, and infants' responses to motherese speech. Developmental Psychobiology, 28, 45-57.
  • Kaplan, P. S., Huckeby, E. R., Goldstein, M. H., Owren, M. J., & Panneton-Cooper, R. (1995). Dishabituation of visual attention by infant- vs. adult-directed speech:Effects of frequency modulation and spectral properties.Infant Behavior and Development, 18, 209-223.
  • Panneton-Cooper, R., & Aslin, R. N. (1994). Developmental differences in infant attention to the spectral properties of infant-directed speech. Child Development, 65, 1663-1677.
  • Panneton-Cooper, R. (1993). The effect of prosody on young infants' speech perception. In C. Rovee-Collier & L. P. Lipsitt (Eds.), Advances in infancy research,volume 8, pp. 137-167. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
  • Moon, C., Panneton-Cooper, R., & Fifer, W. P. (1993). Two-day-olds prefer their native language. Infant Behavior and Development, 16, 495-500.
  • Panneton-Cooper, R., & Aslin, R. N. (1990). Preference for infant-directed speech within the first month after birth. Child Development, 61, 1584-1595.
  • Panneton-Cooper, R., & Aslin, R. N. (1989). The language environment of the young infant: Implications for early perceptual development (Special issue on infant perception). The Canadian Journal of Psychology, 43, 247-265.

    Robin Panneton


Office Hours

By Appointment Only (contact panneton@vt.edu)