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Lea-Ann Pileggi | OMICS International
ISSN: 2375-4494

Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior
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Lea-Ann Pileggi

Applied Cognitive Science and Experimental Neuropsychology Team,, Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Biography

Applied Cognitive Science and Experimental Neuropsychology Team,, Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa, My research interests center on social-emotional and social-cognitive development. Much of my research has led me to work with children, both typically developing as well as clinical samples such as children on the autism spectrum, where empathy is compromised.

 

Publications

Young Children Display Contagious Yawning When Looking at the Eyes

Although contagious yawning occurs commonly in adulthood, previous studies reported it to be uncommon in children below 4-5 years. However, these studies did not regulate eye contact, a factor that can induce contagious yawning. We therefore investigated whether a cue to make eye contact would influence contagious yawning, particularly in young chi... Read More»

Michelle Hoogenhout, Kirsten van der Straaten, Lea-Ann Pileggi and Susan Malcolm-Smith

Research Article: J Child Adolesc Behav 2013, 1: 101

DOI: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000101

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