Emily Mather

Dr Emily Mather

Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences

Journal Article

Get your facts right : preschoolers systematically extend both object names and category-relevant facts

Holland, A. K., Mather, E., Simpson, A., & Riggs, K. J. (2016). Get your facts right : preschoolers systematically extend both object names and category-relevant facts. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(JUL), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01064

Young children's referent selection is guided by novelty for both words and actions

Dysart, E. L., Mather, E., & Riggs, K. J. (2016). Young children's referent selection is guided by novelty for both words and actions. Journal of experimental child psychology, 146, 231-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2016.01.003

Parallels between action-object mapping and word-object mapping in young children

Riggs, K. J., Mather, E., Hyde, G., & Simpson, A. (2016). Parallels between action-object mapping and word-object mapping in young children. Cognitive science, 40(4), 992-1006. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12262

Priming by relational integration in perceptual identification and Stroop colour naming

Mather, E., Estes, Z., & Jones, L. L. (2014). Priming by relational integration in perceptual identification and Stroop colour naming. Journal of Memory and Language, 71(1), 57-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2013.10.004

The role of novelty in early word learning

Mather, E., & Plunkett, K. (2012). The role of novelty in early word learning. Cognitive science, 36(7), 1157-1177. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-6709.2012.01239.x

Research interests

language development; word learning; novelty detection; cognitive development; categorisation