lockmanJeffrey J. Lockman, Ph.D.

Ph.D., 1980, University of Minnesota

Phone: (504) 862-3325
Website: Lab Page

3010 Percival Stern Hall

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

Kahrs, B. A., Jung, W. P., & Lockman, J. J. (in press). Motor origins of tool use. Child Development. 

Kahrs, B. A., Jung, W. P., & Lockman, J. J. (2012). What is the role of infant banging in the development of tool use. Experimental Brain Research, 218, 315-320.

Kahrs, B. A., & Lockman, J. J. (2012). Continuity in the development of tool use. Enfance, 64, 61-71.

Bourgeois, K., Kwahar, A. W., Neal, S. A., & Lockman, J. J. (2005). Infant manual exploration of objects, surfaces and their interrelations. Infancy, 8, 233-252.

Fagard, J., & Lockman, J. J. (2005). The effect of task constraints on infants' (bi)manual strategy for grasping and exploring objects. Infant Behavior and Development, 28, 305-315.

Lockman, J. J. (2005). Tool use: Developmental and evolutionary considerations. In V. Roux, & B. Bril (Eds.) Stone Knapping: The necessary conditions for a uniquely hominid behaviour. McDonald Institute Monograph Series. (pp. 319-330). London: Cambridge.

Rieser, J. J., Lockman, J. J., & Nelson, C. (Eds.) (2005). Action as an organizer of learning and development: The Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology. Vol. 33. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Lockman, J. J., & Adams, C. D. (2001). Going around transparent and grid-like barriers: Detour ability as a perception-action skill. Developmental Science, 4, 463-471.

Lockman, J. J. (2000). A perception-action perspective on tool use development. Child Development, 71 , 137-144.

Greer, T., & Lockman, J. J. (1998). Using writing instruments:Invariances in young children and adults. Child Development, 69, 888-902.

Fitzpatrick, P., Schmidt, R. C., & Lockman, J. J. (1996). Dynamical patterns in the development of clapping. Child Development, 67, 2691-2708.

Lockman, J. J., & Thelen, E. (1993). Developmental biodynamics: Brain, body, behavior connections. Child Development, 64 , 953-1170.

Lockman, J. J. (1990). Perceptuomotor coordination in infancy. In C. A. Hauert (Ed.), Developmental psychology: Cognitive, perceptuo-motor and neuro-psychological perspectives . Amsterdam: North-Holland Elsevier

Dr. Lockman's Courses

  • Child Psychology – PSYC 321
  • Infancy – PSYC 326
  • Developmental Psychology – PSYC 702

Department of Psychology • 2007 Percival Stern Hall • New Orleans, LA 70118 • Phone: 504-865-5331 •