Professor Virginia Slaughter

Head of School

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
vps@psy.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56220

Overview

Virginia Slaughter is Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia, where she founded the Early Cognitive Development Centre. Her research focuses on social and cognitive development in infants and young children, with particular emphasis on social behaviour in infancy, theory-of-mind development and the acquisition of peer interaction skills. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and serves as an Associate Editor for Child Development.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Calif.Berkeley
  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, S.Lawrence Coll.

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Peterson, Candida C. and Slaughter, Virginia (2017). Culture and the sequence of developmental milestones toward theory of mind mastery. Theory of mind development in context. (pp. 25-40) Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315749181

  • Slaughter, Virginia, Heron-Delaney, Michelle and Christie, Tamara (2012). Developing expertise in human body perception. Early development of body representations. (pp. 81-100) edited by Virginia Slaughter and Celia A. Brownell. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9781139019484.008

  • Slaughter, Virginia (2011). Development of social cognition. Child psychology and psychiatry: Frameworks for practice. (pp. 51-55) edited by David Skuse, Helen Bruce, Linda Dowdney and David Mrazek. Chichester, England, U.K.: John Wiley and Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119993971.ch9

  • Slaughter, Virginia (2011). Early adoption of Machiavellian attitudes: Implications for children's interpersonal relationships. Narcissism and Machiavellianism in youth: Implications for the development of adaptive and maladaptive behavior. (pp. 177-192) edited by Christopher T. Barry, Patricia K. Kerig, Kurt K. Stellwagen and Tammy D. Barry. Washington, DC, United States: American Psychological Association.

  • Slaughter, Virginia and Peterson, Candida C. (2011). How conversational input shapes theory of mind development in infancy and early childhood. Access to language and cognitive development. (pp. 3-22) edited by Michael Siegal and Luca Surian. New York, NY United States: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592722.003.0001

  • Nielsen, Mark and Slaughter, Virginia (2007). Multiple motivations for imitation in infancy. Imitation and Social Learning in Robots, Humans and Animals: Behavioural, Social and Communicative Dimensions. (pp. 343-360) edited by Nehaniv, Chrystopher L. and Dautenhahn, Kerstin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511489808.023

  • Nielsen, Mark G. and Slaughter, Virginia (2007). Multiple motivations for imitation in infancy. Imitation and social learning in robots, humans and animals. (pp. 343-359) edited by Nehaniv, C. L. and Dautenhahn, K.. United States: Cambridge University Press.

  • Repacholi, Betty, Slaughter, Virginia, Pritchard, Michelle and Gibbs, Vicki (2003). Theory of mind, machiavellianism, and social functioning in childhood. Individual Differences in Theory of Mind: Implications for Typical and Atypical Development. (pp. 68-98) Psychology Press. doi: 10.4324/9780203488508

  • Slaughter, V. and Repacholi, B (2003). Introduction: Individual differences in theory of mind: What are we investigating?. Individual Differences in Theory of Mind: Implications for Typical and Atypical Development. (pp. 1-12) edited by B. Repacholi and V. Slaughter. New York: Psychology Press.

  • Repacholi, B, Slaughter, V., Pritchard, M. and Gibbs, V. (2003). Theory of mind, machiavellianism, and social functioning in childhood. Individual Differences in Theory of Mind: Implications for Typical and Atypical Development. (pp. 67-98) edited by B. Repacholi and V. Slaughter. New York: Psychology Press.

  • Slaughter, V. (1999). Autism. Magill's Medical Guide. (pp. 45-49) edited by C. Carson III, L. Fleming Fallon Jr., K. Kalumuck, N. Piotrowski and C. Rizzo. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

  • Slaughter, V., Jaakkola, R. and Carey, S. (1999). Constructing a coherent theory: Children's biological understanding of life and death. Children's Understanding of Biology and Health. (pp. 71-98) edited by Michael Siegal and Candida L. Peterson. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press.

  • Slaughter, V. (1999). Primitive reflexes. Magill's Medical Guide. (pp. 611-613) edited by C. Carson III, L. Fleming Fallon Jr., K. Kalumuck, N. Piotrowski and C. Rizzo. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision