B.A., University of California, 1993
M.A., University of Oregon, 1996
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1998
348 Humphrey Hall
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
My research concerns young children's "theory of mind" and language development, with a special interest the social-cultural, cognitive and neurobiological factors that pace development in these domains. Research from our lab uses naturalistic methods along with experimental and brain electrophysiological (EEG/ERP) methods to address these issues.
Koenig, M. & Sabbagh, M. A. (2013). Selective Social Learning: New perspectives on learning from others. Developmental Psychology, 49, 399-403.
Henderson, A. M. E., Sabbagh, M. A., & Woodward, A. L. (2013). Preschoolers' selective learning is guided by the principle of relevance, Cognition, 126, 246-257.
Benson, J. E., Sabbagh, M. A., Carlson, S. M. & Zelazo, P. D. (2013). Individual differences in executive functioning predict preschoolers improvement from theory-of-mind training, Developmental Psychology.
Lackner, C. L., Sabbagh, M. A., Hallinan, E., Liu, X., & Holden, J. J. E. (2012). Dopamine receptor D4 gene variation predicts preschoolers' developing theory of mind. Developmental Science, 15, 272-280.
Harkness, K. L., Jacobson, J. A., Duong, D. & Sabbagh, M. A. (2010). Mental state decoding in remitted major depression: Effects of sad versus happy mood induction. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 497-513.
Lackner, C. L., Bowman, L. C. & Sabbagh, M. A. (2010). Dopaminergic functioning and preschoolers' theory of mind. Neuropsychologia, 48, 1767-1774.
Sabbagh, M. A., Bowman, L. C., Evraire, L. & Ito, J. M. B. (2009). Neurodevelopmental bases of preschoolers’ theory-of-mind development. Child Development, 80, 1147-1162
Liu, D.,Sabbagh, M. A., Gehring, W. J, & Wellman, H. M.. (2009). Neural correlates of theory of mind reasoning in adults and children. Child Development, 80, 318-326
Sabbagh, M. A. & Shafman, D. (2009). How children block learning from ignorant speakers. Cognition, 112, 415-422.