Burkitt, E., Watling, D., & Cocks, F. (2019). Mixed emotion experiences for self or another person in adolescenceJournal of Adolescence75, 63-72.

Burkitt, E., Watling, D., & Message, H. (2019). Expressivity in children’s drawings of themselves for adult audiences with varied authority and familiarityBritish Journal of Developmental Psychology, 354-368.

Nesbit, R. J., & Watling, D. (2019). The role of audience familiarity and activity outcome in children’s understanding of disclaimersBritish Journal of Developmental Psychology37(2), 230-246.


Damaskinou, N. & Watling, D. (2018).  Neurophysiological evidence (ERPs) for hemispheric processing of facial expressions of emotions: Evidence from whole face and chimeric face stimuli. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 23, 318-343. DOI: 10.1080/1357650X.2017.1361963

Cage, E., Di Monaco, J. & Newell, V. (2018). Experiences of autism acceptance and mental health in autistic adults. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 473-484

Watling, D., & Damaskinou, N. (2018, in press). Children’s Facial Emotion Recognition Skills: Longitudinal Associations With Lateralization for Emotion ProcessingChild Development, 1-16.


Burkitt, E., & Watling, D. (2016). How do children who understand mixed emotion represent them in freehand drawings of themselves and others? Educational Psychology, 36 (5), 935-955. DOI:

Cage, E., Bird, G., & Pellicano, E. (2016). “I am who I am”: Reputation concerns in adolescents on the autism spectrum. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 25, 12- 23.

Cage, E., Bird, G., & Pellicano, E. (2016). Reputation management in children on the autism spectrum. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46 (12), 3798-3811

James, A. (2nd March, 2016). How do children learn to form social bonds? The Conversation:

Leman, P., Skipper, Y., Watling, D., & Rutland, A. (2016). Conceptual change in science is facilitated through peer collaboration for boys but not girls. Child Development, 87 (1), 176-183. DOI:


Bourne, V. & Watling, D. (2015). Individual differences in emotion lateralisation and the processing of emotional information arising from social interactions. Laterality, 20, 95-111.

Cowie, H. & James, A. (2015, in press). Peer support in England, Japan and South Korea. In Smith, P. K., Toda, Y. & Kwak, K. (eds.), Reducing bullying and cyberbullying in schools – Eastern and Western Perspectives. Cambridge University Press.

Watling, D. (2015). Children’s judgements of social withdrawal behaviours. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 33, 180-182.


Hine, B., & Leman, P.J. (2014). Gender and children’s and adolescents’ judgments about prosocial behaviour. In P.J. Leman & H.R. Tenenbaum (Eds), Gender Development. Oxford, UK: Psychology Press. ISBN 13: 9781848721135 ISBN 10: 1848721137

James, A. (2014). Cross-age mentoring to support A-level pupils’ transition into Higher Education and undergraduate students’ employability. Psychology Teaching Review, 20(2), 77.

James, A., Smith, P. K. & Radford, L. (2014). Becoming grown-ups: a qualitative study of the experiences of peer mentors. Pastoral Care in Education, 32(2), 104-115.

Leman, P.J. (2014). Developing Together. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32(1), 1-2. DOI: 10.1111/bjdp.12035

Leman, P.J. & Tenenbaum, H.R. (2014). “Introduction”. In P. J. Leman & H. R. Tenenbaum (Eds). Gender and development. Oxford, UK: Psychology Press. ISBN 13: 9781848721135 ISBN 10: 1848721137

Leman, P.J. & Tenenbaum, H.R. (Eds) (2014). Gender and Development. Oxford, UK: Psychology Press. ISBN 13: 9781848721135; ISBN 10: 1848721137

Michelson, D., Ben-Zion, I., James, A., Draper, L. & Day, C. (2014). ‘Living With Teenagers’: feasibility study of a peer-led parenting intervention for socially disadvantaged families with adolescent children. Archives of Disease in Childhood.


Burkitt, E. & Watling, D. (2013). The impact of audience age and familiarity on children’s drawings of themselves in contrasting affective states. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37(3), 222-234.

Cage, E., Pellicano, E., Shah, P., & Bird, G. (2013). Reputation management: Evidence for ability but reduced propensity in autism. Autism Research, 6 (5), 433 – 442.

James, A., Cowie, H. & Toda, Y. (2013).  ピア・サポート.  In Yamasaki, K., Toda, Y. & Watanabe, Y. (eds.), 世界の学校予防教育. Tokyo, J: Kaneko Shobo.

Leman, P.J. & Cinnirella, M. (2013). Cognitive closure and beliefs in conspiracy theories. Frontiers in Psychological Science, 4(378), 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00378

Leman, P.J., Ben-Hmeda, M., Cox, J., Loucas, C., Seltzer-Eade, S. & Hine, B. (2013). Normativity and friendship choices among ethnic majority- and minority-group children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37, 202-210.

Watling, D. & Bourne, V. (2013). Sex differences in the relationship between children’s emotional expression discrimination and their developing hemispheric lateralization. Developmental Neuropsychology, 38(7), 496-506.


Bourne, V., Watling, D., & Workman, L. (Eds.) (2012). Emotion lateralisation through the lifespan. Laterality, 17(4).

Douglas, K.M., & Skipper, Y. (2012).  Subtle linguistic variation in feedback.  In R.M. Sutton, M. Hornsey & K.M. Douglas (Eds.), Feedback: The communication of praise, criticism and advice. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

James, A. (2012). The use and impact of peer support schemes in secondary schools in the UK, and a comparison with use in Japan and South Korea (doctoral dissertation).

Leman, P.J., Bremner, A., Parke, R.D. & Gauvain, M. (2012). Developmental Psychology. London, UK: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 978-007712616-2; ISBN-10: 007712616-5.

Skipper, Y., & Douglas, K.M. (2012). Is no praise good praise?  Effects of positive feedback on children’s responses to subsequent failures.  British Journal of Educational Psychology, 82(2), 327-399. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8279.2011.02028.x

Watling, D. & Banerjee, R. (2012). Children’s understanding of disclaimers. Social Cognition, 30(1), 18-36.

Watling, D., Workman, L. & Bourne, V. (2012). Emotion lateralisation: Developments throughout the lifespan. Laterality, 17(4), 389-411.


Banerjee, R., Watling, D., & Caputi, M. (2011). Peer relations and the understanding of faux pas: Longitudinal evidence for bidirectional associations. Child Development, 82(6), 1887-1905.

Burkitt, E., Watling, D., & Murray, L. (2011). Children’s drawings of significant figures for a peer or an adult audience. Infant and Child Development, 20, 466-473.

Leman, P.J. & Tenenbaum, H.R. (2011). Practising gender: Children’s relationships and the development of gendered behaviour and beliefs. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29(2), 153-157. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-835X.2011.02032.x

Leman, P.J., Macedo, A.P., Bluschke, A., Hudson, L., Rawlings, C. & Wright, H. (2011). The influence of gender and ethnicity on children’s peer collaborations. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29, 131-137. doi: 10.1348/026151010X526344

2001 – 2010

Banerjee, R., & Watling, D. (2010). Self-presentational features in childhood social anxiety. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24(1), 34-41.

Doering, A. (2010). Assessing children’s values: An exploratory study. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 28, 564-577.

Doering, A., Blauensteiner, A., Aryus, K., Droegekamp, L. & Bilsky, W. (2010). Assessing values at an early age: The Picture-Based Value Survey for Children. Journal of Personality Assessment, 92, 439-448.

James, A. (2010). Research Briefing: School Bullying. NSPCC Inform.

James, A., Smith, P. K. & Radford, L. (2010). Proceedings of the II Congress on Community Life at School: What impact does peer support have on school climate? Findings from a 4 month case study of an English secondary school.

Leman, P.J., & Bjornberg, M. (2010). Conversation, development, and gender: A study of changes in children’s concepts of punishment .  Child Development, 81(3), 958-972.

Leman, P.J. (2010). Gender, collaboration and children’s learning. In K. Littleton & C. Howe (Eds.), Educational dialogues: understanding and promoting effective interaction. Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis.

Leman P.J. (2010). Social Psychology and Developmental Psychology: Conversation or Collaboration? Commentary on J.A. Castorina, “The Ontogenesis of Social Representations: A Dialectic Perspective”.  Papers on Social Representations, 191-198.

Leman P.J., & Ikoko T. (2010). Interruption in women’s conversations: Effects of context in ethnic majority and minority group interactions.  Psychology of Language & Communication, 14(1), 61-70.

Skipper, Y. (2010). Sharing Information and Engaging with Parents: A Review of Learning Establishments Internationally. Report for the Scottish Government, Education Analytical Services.

Tickner, S., Leman, P.J. & Woodcock, A. (2010). Design and validation of the Satisfaction with Immunisation Service Questionnaire (SwISQ)Vaccine, 28(36), 5883-5890. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.06.055

Tickner, S., Leman, P.J., & Woodcock, A. (2010). Parents’ views about preschool immunisation: an interview study in southern England.  Child: Care, Health & Development, 36(2), 190-197.

Tickner, S., Leman, P.J., & Woodcock, A. (2010).  The Immunisation Beliefs and Intentions Measure (IBIM): Predicting parents’ intentions to immunise preschool children.  Vaccine, 28(19), 3350-3362.

Lam, V.L., & Leman, P.J. (2009). Children’s gender- and ethnicity-based reasoning about foods. Social Development, 18(2), 478-496.

Leman, P.J., Keller, M., Takezawa, M., & Gummerum, M. (2009). Children’s and adolescents’ decisions about distributing money to others.  Social Development, 18(3), 711-727.

Leman, P.J., & Lam, V. (2008). The influence of race and gender on children’s conversations and playmate choices. Child Development, 79(5), 1329-1343.

Davis S., Leman P.J., & Barrett, M. (2007). Children’s implicit and explicit ethnic group attitudes, ethnic group identification, and self-esteem. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 31(5), 514-525.

Leman, P.J. (2007). The Born Conspiracy. New Scientist, 2612, 35-37.

Leman, P.J., & Cinnirella, M. (2007).  A major event has a major cause: Evidence for the role of heuristics in reasoning about conspiracy theories. Social Psychological Review, 9(2), 18-28.

Leman, P.J., & Watling, D. (2007). Scapegoating and classroom dynamics: perspectives on the significance of social groups . European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 4(4), 400-404.

Tickner, S., Leman, P.J., & Woodcock, A. (2007). ‘It’s just the normal thing to do’: Exploring parental decision-making about the five-in-one vaccine. Vaccine, 25(42), 7399-7409.

Watling, D., & Banerjee, R. (2007). Children’s understanding of modesty in front of peer and adult audiences. Infant and Child Development, 16(3), 227-236.

Watling, D., & Banerjee, R. (2007). Children’s differentiation between ingratiation and self-promotion. Social Development, 16(4), 758-776.

Watling, D., & Bourne, V.J. (2007). Linking children’s neuropsychological processing of emotion with their knowledge of emotion expression regulation. Laterality, 12(5), 381-396.

Tickner S., Leman P.J., & Woodcock, A. (2006). Factors underlying suboptimal childhood immunisation.  Vaccine, 24(49), 7030-7036.

Banerjee, R., & Watling, D. (2005).  Children’s understanding of faux pas: Associations with peer relations. Hellenic Journal of Psychology: Special Issue on Theory of Mind, 2, 27-45. Download

Leman P.J. (2005). Authority and moral reasons: parenting style and children’s perceptions of adult rule justifications. International Journal of Behavioural Development, 29(4), 265-270.

Leman P.J., Ahmed S., & Ozarow L. (2005). Gender, gender relations, and the social dynamics of children’s conversations. Developmental Psychology, 41(1), 64-74.

Watling, D. (2005). Contributions to Section 4: Developmental Psychology. In G. Davey (Eds.), Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychology. London, UK: Hodder Arnold.