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. Dr. Lockman is currently accepting graduate students.

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 •