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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Psychology D-index 60 Citations 26,127 89 World Ranking 2088 National Ranking 1254

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Awards & Achievements

1993 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Overview

What is she best known for?

The fields of study she is best known for:

  • Cognition
  • Neuroscience
  • Cognitive science

Esther Thelen focuses on Motor skill, Developmental psychology, Cognition, Physical medicine and rehabilitation and Cognitive development. Her research integrates issues of Torso, Audiology and Psychomotor learning in her study of Motor skill. Her study in Developmental psychology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Eye–hand coordination, Cortical control and Action.

In her work, Perception is strongly intertwined with Cognitive science, which is a subfield of Cognition. Esther Thelen has researched Cognitive development in several fields, including Context, Cognitive psychology, Systems theory and Social cognition. Her Systems theory research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Learning theory and Systems thinking.

Her most cited work include:

  • A Dynamic systems approach to the development of cognition and action (3285 citations)
  • The dynamics of embodiment: a field theory of infant perseverative reaching. (686 citations)
  • Motor development: A new synthesis. (666 citations)

What are the main themes of her work throughout her whole career to date?

Esther Thelen mainly investigates Developmental psychology, Motor skill, Cognitive psychology, Physical medicine and rehabilitation and Cognition. In general Developmental psychology, her work in Child development is often linked to Perspective linking many areas of study. Her research investigates the connection between Motor skill and topics such as Communication that intersect with problems in Gesture.

Her work deals with themes such as Supine position and Treadmill, which intersect with Physical medicine and rehabilitation. Many of her research projects under Cognition are closely connected to Process with Process, tying the diverse disciplines of science together. She combines subjects such as Systems theory and Erikson's stages of psychosocial development with her study of Cognitive development.

She most often published in these fields:

  • Developmental psychology (39.67%)
  • Motor skill (28.93%)
  • Cognitive psychology (24.79%)

What were the highlights of her more recent work (between 2000-2014)?

  • Cognition (15.70%)
  • Cognitive science (14.05%)
  • Developmental psychology (39.67%)

In recent papers she was focusing on the following fields of study:

Cognition, Cognitive science, Developmental psychology, Cognitive development and Motor skill are her primary areas of study. Her work carried out in the field of Cognition brings together such families of science as Concept learning, Cognitive psychology, Visual perception, Perception and Communication. Her studies examine the connections between Cognitive science and genetics, as well as such issues in Systems theory, with regards to Grand theory, Self-organization and Complex system.

Her specific area of interest is Developmental psychology, where she studies Child development. In the subject of general Cognitive development, her work in Object permanence is often linked to Process, thereby combining diverse domains of study. Her Motor skill research incorporates elements of Trade-off and Infant development.

Between 2000 and 2014, her most popular works were:

  • The dynamics of embodiment: a field theory of infant perseverative reaching. (686 citations)
  • Development as a dynamic system (624 citations)
  • Autonomous Mental Development by Robots and Animals (523 citations)

In her most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Cognition
  • Cognitive science
  • Neuroscience

Esther Thelen mostly deals with Cognitive science, Cognition, Systems theory, Cognitive development and Developmental psychology. She interconnects Robot and Visual perception in the investigation of issues within Cognitive science. Her Cognition research incorporates themes from Concept learning and Cognitive psychology.

Her Systems theory research includes elements of Grand theory and Systems thinking. The various areas that Esther Thelen examines in her Cognitive development study include Development and Erikson's stages of psychosocial development. Her biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Complex system and Self-organization.

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Best Publications

A Dynamic systems approach to the development of cognition and action

Esther Thelen;Linda B. Smith.
(1994)

7523 Citations

The dynamics of embodiment: a field theory of infant perseverative reaching.

Esther Thelen;Gregor Schöner;Christian Scheier;Linda B. Smith.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2001)

1443 Citations

Dynamic Systems Theories

Esther Thelen;Linda B. Smith.
Handbook of Child Psychology (2007)

1344 Citations

Development as a dynamic system

Linda B. Smith;Esther Thelen.
Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2003)

1131 Citations

Motor development: A new synthesis.

Esther Thelen.
American Psychologist (1995)

1049 Citations

The transition to reaching:mapping intention and intrinsic dynamics.

Esther Thelen;Daniela Corbetta;Kathi Kamm;John P. Spencer.
Child Development (1993)

796 Citations

Autonomous Mental Development by Robots and Animals

Juyang Weng;James McClelland;Alex Pentland;Olaf Sporns.
Science (2001)

769 Citations

Rhythmical stereotypies in normal human infants

Esther Thelen.
Animal Behaviour (1979)

699 Citations

Hand, mouth and brain. The dynamic emergence of speech and gesture

Jana M. Iverson;Esther Thelen.
Journal of Consciousness Studies (1999)

622 Citations

Hidden Skills: A Dynamic Systems Analysis of Treadmill Stepping During the First Year

Esther Thelen;Beverly D. Ulrich.
(1991)

579 Citations

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