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Refereed Publications: (* denotes student author)




Lickliter, R., & Honeycutt, H. (in press). Epigenesis without preformationism: Taking development seriously.  In: M. Mascolo & T. Bidell (Eds.), Handbook of integrative psychological development: Essays in honor of Kurt W. Fischer.  Routledge.


Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & J. Todd (in press). The development of multisensory attention skills: Individual differences, developmental outcomes, and applications.  In: J. Lockman & C. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Infant Development. Cambridge University Press.




Belnap, S.C.*, & Lickliter, R. (2019). Prenatal light exposure influences gait performance and body composition in bobwhite quail chicks. Physiology & Behavior, 212.


Curtindale, L., Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & Colombo, J. (2019). Effects of multimodal synchrony on infant attention and heart rate during events with social and nonsocial stimuli. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 178, 283-294.


Belnap, S.C.*, Currea, J.P.*, & Lickliter, R. (2019).  Prenatal incubation temperature affects neonatal precocial birds’ locomotor behavior.  Physiology & Behavior, 206, 51-58.



Witherington, D.C., Overton, W.F., Lickliter, R., Marshall, P.T., & Narvaez, D. (2018). Metatheory and the primacy of conceptual analysis in developmental science. Human Development, 61, 181-198.


Lickliter, R.  (2018). The influence of prenatal experience on behavioral and social development: The benefits and limitations of an animal model.  Development and Psychopathology, 30, 871-880.


Lickliter, R. (2018). An intelligent guide to human intelligence: It’s all about development. Human Development, 61, 126-129.


Lickliter, R. (2018).  Biological processes and psychological development.  In: A.S. Dick & U. Muller (Eds.), Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and methods (pp. 53-64). Psychology Press.




Witherington, D.C., & Lickliter, R. (2017).  Transcending the nature-nurture debate through epigenetics: Are we there yet?  Human Development, 60, 65-68.


Lickliter, R., & Witherington, D.C. (2017). Towards a truly developmental epigenetics. Human Development, 60, 124-138.


Lickliter, R., Bahrick, L. E., & Vaillant-Mekros, J.* (2017).  The intersensory redundancy hypothesis: Extending the principle of unimodal facilitation to prenatal development.  Developmental Psychobiology, 59, 910-915.


Belnap, S.C.* & Lickliter, R. (2017). Coordinated movement is influenced by prenatal light exposure in bobwhite quail chicks.  Behavioural Brain Research, 327, 103-111.

Lickliter, R. (2017). Developmental evolution: Rethinking stability and variation in biological systems. In: N. Budwig, E. Turiel, & P.D. Zelazo (Eds.), New perspectives on human development (pp. 88-105).  Cambridge University Press.


Lickliter, R. (2017).  Anagenesis.  In: J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior.  Springer.  (doi10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_1037-1)



Witherington, D. C., & Lickliter, R. (2016).  Integrating development and evolution in psychological science: Evolutionary developmental psychology, developmental systems, and explanatory pluralism.  Human Development, 59, 200-234.


Lickliter, R. (2016).  Developmental evolution.  WIREs (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews): Cognitive Science. (doi: 10.1002wcs.1365).


Järvilehto, T., & Lickliter, R.  (2016).  Behavior genetics: A critical perspective on the role of genes in behavior.  In: The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS).  John Wiley [published on-line].


Harshaw, C.*, & Lickliter, R.  (2016).  Blinking bird brains: A timing specific deficit in auditory learning in quail hatchlings.  Infancy, 21, 700-727.


Herrington, J.*, Rodriguez, Y.*, & Lickliter, R.  (2016).  Elevated yolk progesterone moderates prenatal heart rate and postnatal auditory learning in bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus).  Developmental Psychobiology, 58, 784-788.


Lickliter, R., & Bahrick, L.E. (2016).  Using an animal model to explore the prenatal origins of social development. In: N. Reissland & B. Kisilevsky (Eds.), Fetal development: Research on brain, behavior, environmental influences, and emerging technologies (pp. 3-15).  Springer.




Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., Castellanos, I.*, & Todd, J. (2015).  Intrasensory redundancy facilitates infant detection of tempo: Extending the intersensory redundancy hypothesis. Infancy, 20, 377-404.


Herrington, J.*, Vallin, C.*, & Lickliter, R.  (2015).  Increased yolk progesterone elevates emotional reactivity and interferes with prenatal auditory learning in bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) chicks.  Developmental Psychobiology, 57, 255-262.


Lickliter, R., & Honeycutt, H. (2015).  Biology, development, and human systems.  In: W. F. Overton & P. C. M. Molenaar (Vol. Eds.) Handbook of child psychology and developmental science. Vol. 1: Theory & method (7th ed., pp. 162-207). Wiley Blackwell.



Bahrick, L.E., & Lickliter, R. (2014). Learning to attend: The dual role of intersensory redundancy.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 414-420.


Lickliter, R.  (2014). Developmental evolution and the origins of phenotypic variation. BioMolecular Concepts, 5, 343-352.


Reynolds, G., Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & Guy, M.  (2014). Neural correlates of intersensory processing in five-month-old infants.  Developmental Psychobiology, 56, 355-372.




Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & Castellanos, I.* (2013). The development of face perception in infancy: Intersensory interference and unimodal visual facilitation.  Developmental Psychology, 49, 1919-1930.


Lickliter, R. (2013).  Modeling psychobiological development in the post-genomic era. International Journal of Developmental Science, 79, 79-82.


Lickliter, R., & Honeycutt, H. (2013). A developmental evolutionary framework for psychology.  Review of General Psychology, 17, 1184-1189.


Lickliter, R., & Bahrick, L.E. (2013).  The concept of homology as a basis for evaluating developmental mechanisms: Exploring selective attention across the life-span. Developmental Psychobiology, 55, 76-83.


Lickliter, R. (2013). The origins of variation: Evolutionary insights from developmental science.  In: R. Lerner & J. Benson (Eds.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Vol. 44, pp. 173-203.  Elsevier Press. 


Lickliter, R.  (2013).  Biological development: Theoretical approaches, techniques, and key findings.  In: P. D. Zelazo (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology (pp. 65-90). Oxford University Press.



Bahrick, L.E., & Lickliter, R. (2012).  The role of intersensory redundancy in early perceptual, cognitive, and social development.  In: A. Bremner, D. J. Lewkowicz, & C. Spence (Eds.), Multisensory development (pp. 183-206).  Oxford University Press.


Lickliter, R. (2012).  From gene activity to behavior (and back again).  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 369-370.


Lickliter, R. (2012).  Exploring the dynamics of development and evolution.  Developmental Psychology 48: 658-661.



Lickliter, R. (2011).  The integrated development of sensory organization.  Clinics in Perinatology, 38, 591-603.


Harshaw, C.*, & Lickliter, R.  (2011).  Biased embryos: Prenatal experience and the malleability of species-typical auditory preferences.  Developmental Psychobiology,53, 291-302.



Schneider, S., & Lickliter, R.  (2010). Choice in quail neonates: The origins of generalized matching.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 94, 315-326.


Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., Castellanos, I.*, & Molina, M.V.* (2010). Increasing task difficulty enhances effects of intersensory redundancy: Testing a new prediction of the intersensory redundancy hypothesis.  Developmental Science, 13, 731-737. 


Jaime, M.*, Bahrick, L.E., & Lickliter, R.  (2010).  The critical role of temporal synchrony in the salience of intersensory redundancy during prenatal development.  Infancy, 15, 61-82.


Schneider, S.M., & Lickliter, R. (2010). Operant generalization in quail neonates after intradimensional training: Distinguishing positive and negative reinforcement. Behavioral Processes, 83, 1-7.


Lickliter, R., & Harshaw, C.* (2010).  Canalization and malleability reconsidered: The developmental basis of phenotypic stability and variability.  In: K. Hood, C. Halpern G. Greenberg, & R. Lerner (Eds.), The Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics (pp. 491-525). Wiley Blackwell.




Bertin, A., Richard-Yris, M.A., Mostl, E., & Lickliter, R.  (2009). Increased yolk testosterone facilitates prenatal perceptual learning in Northern bobwhite quail.  Hormones and Behavior, 56, 416-422.


Jaime, M.*, Lopez, J.P.*, & Lickliter, R. (2009).  Bobwhite quail neonates track the direction of human gaze.  Animal Cognition, 12, 559-565.


Lickliter, R. (2009). The fallacy of partitioning: Epigenetics’ validation of the organism-environment system.  Ecological Psychology, 21, 138-146.


Schneider, S.M, & Lickliter, R. (2009). Operant generalization of auditory tempo in quail neonates.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16, 145-149.


Bahrick, L.E., & Lickliter, R. (2009). Perceptual development: Intermodal perception. In:  Bruce Goldstein (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Perception (pp. 753-756). Sage Publishers.


Lickliter, R., & Honeycutt, H. (2009).  Rethinking epigenesis and evolution in light of developmental science. In: M. Blumberg, J. Freeman, S. Robinson (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience (pp. 30-50). Oxford University Press.


Järvilehto, T., & Lickliter, R.  (2009).  Behavior: Role of genes.  In: The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS).  John Wiley [published on-line]


Johnston, T.D., & Lickliter, R. (2009). A developmental systems theory perspective on psychological change. In: J.P. Spencer, M. Thomas, & J.M. McClelland (Eds.), Toward a Unified Theory of Development: Connectionism and Dynamic Systems Theory Re-Considered (pp. 285-296). Oxford University Press.



Markham, R.*, Shimizu, T., & Lickliter, R. (2008). Extrinsic embryonic sensory stimulation alters multimodal behavior and cellular activation. Developmental Neurobiology, 68, 1463-1473.


Lickliter, R. (2008).  The growth of developmental thought: Implications for a new evolutionary psychology. New Ideas in Psychology, 26, 353-369.


Harshaw, C.*, Tourgeman, I.*, & Lickliter, R. (2008) Stimulus contingency and the malleability of species-typical auditory preferences in Northern bobwhite hatchlings. Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 460-472.


Lickliter, R. (2008). Developmental dynamics: The new view from the life sciences. In: A. Fogel. B. King, & S. Shanker (Eds.), Human Development in the 21st Century: Visionary Ideas from Systems Scientists (pp.11-17). Cambridge University Press.


Fogel, A., Greenspan, S., King, B.J., Lickliter, R., Shanker, S., & Toren, C. (2008). The dynamic systems approach to the social and behavioral sciences. In: A. Fogel. B. King, & S. Shanker (Eds.), Human Development in the 21st Century: Visionary Ideas from Systems Scientists (pp. 235-253). Cambridge University Press.


Lickliter, R.  (2008). Theories of attachment: The long and winding road to an integrative developmental science.  Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 42, 397-405.


Lickliter, R. (2008). Representing development: Models, meaning, and the challenge of complexity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 342-343.




Lickliter, R. (2007). The dynamics of development and evolution: Insights from behavioral embryology. Developmental Psychobiology, 49, 749-757.

Lickliter, R., & Bahrick, L.E. (2007). Thinking about development: The value of animal-based research for the study of human development. European Journal of Developmental Science, 1, 172-183.


Harshaw, C.* & Lickliter, R. (2007). Interactive and vicarious acquisition of auditory preferences in Northern bobwhite chicks.  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 121, 320-331.


Lazic, M.*, Schneider, S.M., & Lickliter, R. (2007). Enriched rearing facilitates spatial exploration in Northern bobwhite neonates. Developmental Psychobiology, 49, 548-551.


Logan, C., & Lickliter, R (2007). Gilbert Gottlieb’s legacy: Probabilistic epigenesis and the development of individuals and species.  Developmental Psychobiology, 49, 747-748.


Honeycutt, H, & Lickliter, R. (2007). The developmental dynamics of adaptation. In: S. Gangestad & J. Simpson (Eds.), The Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies (pp. 171-177). Guilford Press.


Markham, R.G.*, Toth, G.*, & Lickliter, R. (2006). Prenatally elevated physiological arousal interferes with perceptual learning in bobwhite quail embryos. Behavioral Neuroscience, 120, 1315-1325.


Lickliter, R., Bahrick, L.E., & Markham, R.G *. (2006). Intersensory redundancy educates selective attention in bobwhite quail embryos.  Developmental Science, 9, 604-615.


Jaime, M.*, & Lickliter, R. (2006). Prenatal exposure to temporal and spatial stimulus properties affects postnatal responsiveness to spatial contiguity in bobwhite quail chicks.  Developmental Psychobiology, 48, 233-242.


Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & Flom, R. (2006).  Up versus down: The role of intersensory redundancy in the development of infants’ sensitivity to the orientation of moving objects.  Infancy, 9, 73-96.


Lickliter, R., & Schneider, S.M. (2006). The role of development in evolutionary change: A  view from comparative psychology. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 19, 150-167


Lickliter, R. (2006).  Developmental systems and psychological science.  In: B. D. Midgley & E. K. Morris (Eds.), Modern Perspectives on J. R. Kantor and Interbehaviorism  (pp. 173-194).  Context Press, Reno, NV.


Gottlieb, G., Wahlsten, D., & Lickliter, R. (2006). The significance of biology for human development. In R. Lerner (Ed.), Handbook of Child Psychology, Vol. 1:  Theoretical Models of Human Development (pp. 210-257).  John Wiley.



Lickliter, R. (2005). Prenatal sensory ecology and experience: Implications for perceptual and behavioral development in precocial birds. In: P. Slater, J. Rosenblatt, C. Snowden, T. Roper, H. J. Brockmann, & M. Naguib (Eds.), Advances in the Study of Behavior, Vol. 35, pp. 235-274.  Academic Press.


Gottlieb, G., & Lickliter, R.  (2005). Animal models and human development: Reply to Maestripieri.  Social Development, 14, 187.




Bahrick, L.E., & Lickliter, R. (2004). Infants’ perception of rhythm and tempo in unimodal and multimodal stimulation: A developmental test of the intersensory redundancy hypothesis. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 4, 141-151.


Lickliter, R., Bahrick, L.E., & Honeycutt, H.* (2004). Intersensory redundancy enhances memory in bobwhite quail embryos. Infancy, 5, 253-269.


Reynolds, G.* & Lickliter, R. (2004). Modified prenatal sensory stimulation influences postnatal behavioral and perceptual responsiveness in bobwhite quail chicks. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 118, 172-178.


Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & Flom, R. (2004). Intersensory redundancy guides infants’ selective attention, perceptual and cognitive development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13, 99-102.


Gottlieb, G., & Lickliter, R. (2004). The various roles of animal models in understanding  human development. Social Development, 13, 311-325.


Lickliter, R. (2004). The aims and accomplishments of comparative psychology. Developmental Psychobiology, 44, 26-30.

Lickliter, R., & Bahrick, L.E. (2004). Perceptual development and the origins of multisensory responsiveness. In: G. Calvert, C. Spence, & B. Stein (Eds.), Handbook of Multisensory Processes (pp. 643-654). MIT Press.




Lickliter, R., & Honeycutt, H.* (2003). Evolutionary approaches to cognitive development: Status and strategy. Journal of Cognition and Development, 4, 459-473.


Reynolds, G.* & Lickliter, R. (2003). Effects of redundant and non-redundant bimodal sensory stimulation on heart rate in bobwhite quail embryos. Developmental Psychobiology, 43, 304-310.


Lickliter, R., & Honeycutt, H.* (2003). Developmental dynamics: Towards a biologically plausible evolutionary psychology.  Psychological Bulletin, 129, 819-835.


Lickliter, R., & Honeycutt, H.* (2003). Developmental dynamics and contemporary evolutionary psychology: Status quo or irreconcilable differences? Psychological Bulletin, 129, 866-872.


Honeycutt, H.*, & Lickliter, R. (2003). The influence of prenatal tactile and vestibular stimulation on auditory and visual responsiveness in bobwhite quail: A matter of timing. Developmental Psychobiology, 43, 71-81. 




Foushee, R.*, & Lickliter, R. (2002). Early visual experience affects postnatal auditory responsiveness in bobwhite quail. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 116, 369-380.


Bahrick, L.E., Flom, R., & Lickliter, R. (2002). Intersensory redundancy facilitates discrimination of tempo in 3-month-old infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 41, 352-363.


Honeycutt, H.* & Lickliter, R. (2002). Prenatal experience and postnatal perceptual preferences: Evidence for attentional bias in bobwhite quail embryos. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 116, 270-276.


Reynolds, G.*, & Lickliter, R. (2002). Effects of prenatal sensory stimulation on heart rate and behavioral measures of arousal in bobwhite quail embryos. Developmental Psychobiology, 41, 112-122.


Lickliter, R., Bahrick, L.E., & Honeycutt, H.* (2002). Intersensory redundancy facilitates prenatal perceptual learning in bobwhite quail embryos. Developmental Psychology, 38, 15-23.


Bahrick, L.E., & Lickliter, R. (2002). Intersensory redundancy guides early perceptual and cognitive development. In: R. Kail (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Vol. 30, pp. 154-187.  Academic Press.



Lickliter, R. & Bahrick, L.E. (2001). The salience of multimodal sensory stimulation in early development: Implications for the issue of ecological validity. Infancy, 2, 447-463.


Honeycutt, H.* & Lickliter, R. (2001). Order-dependent timing of unimodal and multimodal  stimulation affects prenatal auditory learning in bobwhite quail embryos. Developmental Psychobiology, 38, 1-10.


Lickliter, R. (2001). The dynamics of language development: From perception to comprehension. Developmental Science, 4, 21-23. 

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