​PUBLICATIONS

Books

LoBue, V. (2019). 9 Months In, 9 Months Out: A Scientist’s Tale of Pregnancy and Parenthood. Oxford University Press.

LoBue, V., Pérez-Edgar, K., & Buss, K. A. (Eds.). (2019). Handbook of Emotional Development. Springer, Cham.

2020 and in press

Burris, J. L., Oleas, D., Reider, L., Buss, K. A., Pérez-Edgar, K., & LoBue, V. (in press). Biased attention to threat: Answering old questions with young infants. Current Directions in Psychological Science. PDF
 

Fu, X., Morales, S., LoBue, V., Buss, K. A., Pérez-Edgar, K. (in press). Temperament moderates developmental changes in vigilance to emotional faces in infants: Evidence from an eye-tracking study. Developmental Psychobiology. PDF
 

Hoemann*, K., Wu*, R., LoBue*, V., Oakes*, L. M., Xu*, F., & Feldman Barrett*, L. (2020). Developing an understanding of emotion categories: Lessons from objects. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 24, 29-41. (*joint first authors). PDF

2019

 

Burris, J. L., Buss, K. A., LoBue, V., Pérez-Edgar, K., & Field, A. P. (2019). Biased attention to threat and anxiety: On taking a developmental approach. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 10, 1-24. PDF

 

LoBue, V., & Adolph, K. E. (2019). Fear in infancy: Lessons from snakes, spiders, heights, and strangers. Developmental Psychology, 55, 1889-1907. PDF

LoBue, V., Kim, E. & Delgado, M. (2019) Fear in development. In: LoBue, V., Perez-Edgar, P., & Buss, K. (eds.) Handbook of Emotional Development. Springer, Cham. PDF

 

LoBue, V., Pérez-Edgar, K., & Buss, K.A. (2019) Emotional development, past and present. In: LoBue, V., Perez-Edgar, P., & Buss, K. (eds.) Handbook of Emotional Development. Springer, Cham. PDF

 

LoBue, V., Pérez-Edgar, K., & Buss, K.A. (2019) The future of emotional development. In: LoBue, V., Perez-Edgar, P., & Buss, K. (eds.) Handbook of Emotional Development. Springer, Cham. PDF

2018

LoBue, V., Baker, L., & Thrasher, C. (2018). Through the eyes of a child: Preschoolers’ identification of emotional expressions from the Child Affective Facial Expression (CAFE) Set. Cognition & Emotion, 32, 1122-1130. PDF

 

Geerdts, M., Van de Walle, G. A., & LoBue, V. (2018). Using animals to teach children biology: Exploring the use of biological explanations in children’s anthropomorphic storybooks. In Marshall, P. J., & Brenneman, K. (Eds.), Young Children’s Developing Understanding of the Biological World. New York, NY: Routledge. PDF

2017

Baker, L. J., LoBue, V., Bonawitz, E., & Shafto, P. (2017) Towards automated classification of emotional facial expressions. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK: Cognitive Science Society. PDF

Gao, X., LoBue, V., Irving, J., & Harvey, T. (2017). The effect of spatial frequency information and visual similarity in threat detection. Cognition & Emotion, 31, 912-922. PDF

 

LoBue, V., Buss, K. A., Taber-Thomas, B. C., & Pérez-Edgar, K. (2017). Developmental differences in infants’ attention to social and non-social threats. Infancy, 22, 403-415. PDF

Morales, S., Brown, K. M., Taber-Thomas, LoBue, V., Buss, K. A., & Perez-Edgar, K. E. (2017). Maternal anxiety predicts attentional bias towards threat in infancy. Emotion, 17, 874-883. PDF

Pérez-Edgar, K., Morales, S., LoBue, V., Taber-Thomas, B. C., Allen, K. M., Brown, K. M., & Buss, K. A. (2017). The impact of negative affect on attention patterns to threat across the first two years of life. Developmental Psychology, 53, 2219-2232. PDF

2016

Blacker, K., & LoBue, V. (2016). Behavioral avoidance of contagion in childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 143, 162-170. PDF

Geerdts, M., Van de Walle, G., & LoBue, V. (2016). Learning about real animals from anthropomorphic media. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 36, 5-26. PDF

 

Geerdts, M., Van de Walle, G. A., & LoBue, V. (2016). Using animals to teach children biology: Exploring the use of biological explanations in children’s anthropomorphic storybooks. Early Education and Development27, 1237-1249. PDF

Joseph, C., LoBue, V., Rivera, L. M., Irving, J., Savoy, S., & Shiffrar, M. (2016). An attentional bias for thin bodies and its relation to body dissatisfaction. Body Image, 19, 216-223. PDF

LoBue, V. (2016). When is a face no longer a face? A problematic dichotomy in visual detection research. Emotion Review, 8, 250-257. PDF

Thrasher, C. & LoBue, V. (2016). Do infants find snakes aversive? Infants’ physiological responses to “fear-relevant” stimuli. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 382-390. PDF

2015

 

Geerdts, M., Van de Walle, G., & LoBue, V. (2015). Daily animal exposure and children’s biological concepts. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 130, 132-146. PDF

 

Geerdts, M., Van de Walle, G., & LoBue, V. (2015). Parent-child conversations about animals in informal learning environments. Visitor Studies, 18, 39-63. PDF

 

LoBue, V. (2015). Behavioral evidence for a continuous approach to the perception of emotionally valenced stimuli: Commentary on Pessoa. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, e79, 28-29. PDF

 

LoBue, V. & Thrasher, C. (2015). The Child Affective Facial Expression (CAFE) Set: Validity and reliability from untrained adults. Frontiers in Emotion Science, 5. PDF

2014

 

Adolph, K. E., Kretch, K., & LoBue, V. (2014). Fear of heights in infants? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 60-66. PDF

 

LoBue, V. (2014). Deconstructing the snake: The relative roles of perception, cognition, and emotion on threat detection. Emotion, 14, 701-711. PDF

 

LoBue, V. (2014). Measuring attentional biases for threat in children and adults. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 92, e52190. PDF. Accompanying video can be found here: http://www.jove.com/video/52190?status=a54196k

 

LoBue, V., & Matthews, K. (2014). The snake in the grass revisited: An experimental comparison of threat detection paradigms. Cognition & Emotion, 28, 22-35. PDF

 

LoBue, V., Matthews, K., Harvey, T., & Stark, S. L. (2014). What accounts for the rapid detection of threat? Evidence for an advantage in perceptual and behavioral responding from eye movements. Emotion, 14, 816-823. PDF

 

LoBue, V., Matthews, K., Harvey, T., & Thrasher, C. (2014). Pick on someone your own size: The detection of threatening facial expressions posed by both child and adult models. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 118, 134-142. PDF

 

LoBue, V., & Pérez-Edgar, K. (2014). Sensitivity to social and non-social threats in temperamentally shy children at-risk for anxiety. Developmental Science, 17, 239-247. PDF

2013

 

LoBue, V., & Rakison, D. (2013). What we fear most: A developmental advantage for threat-relevant stimuli. Developmental Review, 33, 285-303. PDF

 

DeLoache, J.S., LoBue, V., Vanderborght, M., & Chiong, C. (2013). On the validity and robustness of the scale error phenomenon in early childhood. Infant Behavior and Development, 36, 63-70. PDF

 

LoBue, V. (2013). What are we so afraid of? How early attention shapes our most common fears. Child Development Perspectives, 7, 38-42. PDF

 

LoBue, V., Bloom Pickard, M., Sherman, K., Axford, C., & DeLoache, J. S. (2013). Young children's interest in live animals. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 31, 57-69. PDF

2012

 

LoBue, V. (2012). Perceptual biases for threat. In G. W. Mills and S. J. Stone (Eds.), Psychology of Bias. Nova Science Publishers. PDF

2011

 

DeLoache, J. S., Pickard, M. B., & LoBue, V. (2011). How very young children think about animals. In P. McCardle, S. McCune, J. A. Griffin, & V. Maholmes (Eds.), How animals affect us: Examining the influence of human–animal interaction on child development and human health (pp. 85–99). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. PDF

 

LoBue, V., Coan, J., Thrasher, C., & DeLoache, J. S. (2011). Prefrontal asymmetry and parent-rated temperament in infants. PLoS One, 6 (7), e22694. PDF

 

LoBue, V., & DeLoache, J. S. (2011). Pretty in Pink: The early development of gender-stereotyped color preferences. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29, 656-667. PDF

 

LoBue, V., & DeLoache, J. S. (2011). What so special about slithering  serpents? Children and adults rapidly detect snakes based on their simple features. Visual Cognition, 19, 129-143. PDF

 

LoBue, V., Nishida, T., Chiong, C., DeLoache, J. S., & Haidt, J. (2011). When getting something good is bad: Even 3-year-olds react to inequity. Social Development, 20, 154-170. PDF

2010

 

LoBue, V., Rakison, D., & DeLoache, J. S. (2010). Threat perception across the lifespan: Evidence for multiple converging pathways. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 375-379. PDF

 

LoBue, V. (2010). And along came a spider: Superior detection of spiders in children and adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 107, 59-66. PDF

 

LoBue, V. (2010). What’s so scary about needles and knives? Examining the role of experience in threat detection. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 80-87. PDF

 

LoBue, V., & DeLoache, J. S. (2010). Superior detection of threat-relevant stimuli in infancy. Developmental Science, 13, 221-228. PDF

 

LoBue, V., & Larson, C. L. (2010). What makes angry faces look so…angry? Examining visual attention to the shape of threat in children and adults. Visual Cognition, 18, 1165-1178. PDF

2009

 

DeLoache, J., & LoBue, V. (2009). The narrow fellow in the grass: Human infants associate snakes and fear. Developmental Science, 12, 201-207. PDF

 

LoBue, V. (2009). More than just a face in the crowd: Detection of emotional facial expressions in young children and adults. Developmental Science, 12, 305-313. PDF

 

LoBue., V. & DeLoache, J. S. (2009). On the detection of emotional facial expressions: Are girls really better than boys? Commentary on Virgil. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 23-24. PDF

2008

 

LoBue, V. & DeLoache, J. S. (2008).  Detecting the snake in the grass: Attention to fear-relevant stimuli by adults and young children. Psychological Science, 19, 284-289. PDF