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Faculty Image Arlene Walker-Andrews
Phone: (406) 243-4689



Research focuses on the development of infants’ perception of emotional expressions, intermodal perception, and early cognitive development.

Field Of Study:

Developmental Psychology, Infancy, Perceptual and Cognitive Development


Ph.D., Cornell University, 1980
B.A., University of Texas (Austin), 1975

Selected Publications:

Walker-Andrews, A. S. , Krogh-Jespersen, S., Mayhew, E., & Coffield, C. (in press). The situated infant: Learning in context. In M. Legerstee, D. Haley, & M. Bornstein (Eds.), The developing infant mind: Integrating biology and experience. NY: Guilford Press.

Walker-Andrews, A. S. (2008). Intermodal emotional processes in infancy. In M. Lewis, J. M. Haviland-Jones, and L. F. Barrett (Eds.), Handbook of emotions (pp. 364-375). NY: Guilford Press.

Montague, D. P. F. & Walker-Andrews, A. S. (2002). Mothers, fathers, and infants: The role of familiarity and parental involvement in infants’ perception of emotion expressions. Child Development, 73, 1339-1352.

Montague, D. P. F., & Walker-Andrews, A. S. (2001). Infants’ responses to emotional expressions in the context of peek-a-boo. Developmental Psychology, 37, 826-838.

Gogate, L. J., Walker-Andrews, A. S. & Bahrick, L. E. (2001). Target Article: The intersensory origins of word comprehension: An ecological-dynamic system view. Developmental Science, 4, 1-18. (Reply: More on developmental dynamics in lexical learning. pp. 31-37).

Kahana-Kalman, R., & Walker-Andrews, A. S. (2001). The role of person familiarity in young infants’ perception of emotional expressions. Child Development, 72, 352-369.

Walker-Andrews, A. S. (1997). Infants’ perception of expressive behaviors: Differentiation of multimodal information. Psychological Bulletin, 121, 437-456.