Ph.D., 1980, University of Minnesota
My research interests center on perception-action and cognitive development. In my recent work, I have been studying the development of tool use in children and how it might be related to the object manipulation skills of infants. Additionally, I have been conducting work on spatial cognition in children, focusing on how children code the location of objects and object features. Dr. Lockman’s research program can be found at https://childdevelopment.tulane.edu. Dr. Lockman is currently accepting graduate students.
Lockman, J. J., & Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., (Eds.) (in press). The Cambridge Handbook of Infant Development. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Rachwani, J., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S, Lockman, J. J., Karasik, L. B., Adolph, K E. (2020). Learning the designed actions of everyday objects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149, 67-78.
Chinn, L. K., Hoffmann, M., Leed, J. E., & Lockman, J. J. (2019). Reaching with one arm to the other: Coordinating touch, proprioception, and action during infancy. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 183, 19-32.
Chinn, L. K., Noonan, C. F., Hoffmann, M., & Lockman, J. J. (2019). Development of infant reaching strategies to tactile targets on the face. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00009
Fears, N. E., Bailey, B., Youmans, B., & Lockman, J. J. (2019). An eye-tracking method for directly assessing children’s visual-motor integration. Physical Therapy, 99, 797-806.
Heathcock, J. C., & Lockman, J. J. (2019). Infant and child development: Innovations and foundations for rehabilitation. Physical Therapy, 99, 643-646, https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzz067
Leed, J. E., Chinn, L. K., & Lockman, J. J. (2019). Reaching to the self: The development of infants’ ability to reach to targets on the body. Psychological Science, 30, 1063-1073.
Jung, W. P., Kahrs, B. A., & Lockman, J.J. (2018). Fitting handled objects into apertures by 17- to 36-month-old children: The dynamics of spatial coordination. Developmental Psychology, 54, 228-239.
Lockman, J. J., Fears, N. E., & Jung, W. P. (2018). The development of object fitting: The dynamics of spatial coordination. In J. Plumert (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 55, 31-72.
Lockman, J. J., Fears, N. E., & Lewis, E. A. (2018). Spatial development. In C. von Hofsten (Ed.). Oxford Research Encyclopedia: Psychology, pp. 1-50. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Fears, N. E., & Lockman, J. J. (2018). How beginning handwriting is influenced by letter knowledge: Visual-motor coordination during children’s form copying. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 171, 55-70.
Lockman, J. J., & Kahrs, B. A. (2017). New insights into the development of human tool use. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 330-334.