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Book and book chapters

  • Dr Shay is used to be known as Dr Ameneh Shahaeian, and all her publications are under this name.
  1. Kim, S., Shahaeian, A., & Proust, J. (2018). Diversity in mind reading and in metacognition. In M. Fortier & J. Proust (Eds.), Metacognition diversity: An interdisciplinary approach. New York: Oxford University Press.
  2. Shokoohi-Yekta, M., Shahaeian, A., Parand, A. (2012). Handbook of 「Psychology of Family」, Teimorzadeh Press, Tehran, Iran.

Journal Articles

  1. Shahaeian, A., Wang, C., Tucker-Drob, E., Geiger, V., Harrison, L., & Bus, A. (2018). Book reading as an early predictor of children’s academic achievement: Evidence from a longitudinal study of Australian children. Scientific Studies of Reading, 22, 485-502.
  2. Wang, C., Williams, K., Shahaeian, A., & Harrison, L. (2017). Early Predictors of Escalating Internalizing Problems across Middle Childhood. School Psychology Quarterly, 33, 200-212.
  3. Shahaeian, A., Razmjoee, M., Wang, A., Elliott, S., & Hughes, C. (2017). Understanding relational aggression during early childhood: An examination of the association with language and other social and cognitive skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 40, 204-214.
  4. Wang, A., Hatzigianni, M., Shahaeian, A., Murray, E., & Harrison, L. (2016). The combined effect of teacher-child and peer relationships on children’s social-emotional adjustment. Journal of School Psychology, 59, 1-11.
  5. Razmjoee, M., Harnett, P., & Shahaeian, A. (2016). Language development mediates the relationship between gender and relational aggression: a study of Iranian preschool children. Australian Journal of Psychology, 68, 312-318.
  6. McLeod, S., Crowe, K., & Shahaeian, A. (2015). Intelligibility in Context Scale: Normative data from English-speaking pre-schoolers. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 45, 1110-1123.
  7. Shahaeian, A. (2015). Siblings, family and social influences on children’s theory of mind understanding: New evidence from diverse intra-cultural samples, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46, 805-820.
  8. Shahaeian, A., Henry, J. D., Razmjoee, M., Teymoori, A., & Wang, C. (2015). Towards a better understanding of the relationship between executive control and theory of mind. An intercultural comparison of three diverse samples. Developmental Science, 18, 671-685.
  9. Shahaeian, A., Nielsen, M., Peterson, C., Slaughter, V., & Aboutalebi, M. (2014). Knowledge and belief understanding among Iranian and Australian preschool children. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 1643-1654.
  10. Shahaeian, A., Nielsen, M., Peterson, C., & Slaughter, V. (2014). Iranianmothers’ disciplinary strategies and theory of mind in children: A focus on belief understanding. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 1109-1122
  11. Shahaeian, A., Nielsen, M., Peterson, C., & Slaughter, V. (2014). Cultural and family influences on children’s theory of mind development: A comparison of Australian and Iranian school-age children. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 555-568.
  12. Shahaeian, A., Peterson, C., Slaughter, V., & Wellman, H. (2011). Culture and the sequence of steps in theory of mind development. Developmental Psychology, 47, 1239-1247. [IF = 3.116, ISI ranked 7 out of 65 in Psychology, Developmental]
  13. Shokoohi-Yekta, M., Harnett, P., Parand, A., & Shahaeian, A. (2011). The short-term impact of a problem-solving programme for Iranian parents. Clinical Psychologist, 15, 85-89. [IF = .99]
  14. Shokoohi-Yekta, M., Parand, A., Shahaeian, A., & Motevallipour, A. (2008). The effect of teaching problem-solving skills to parents on parenting style and aggressive behaviour towards children. Quarterly Journal of Family and Research, 2, 45-56. [In Persian]
  15. Shahaeian, A., Shahim, S., Bashash, L., & Yousefi. F. (2007). Standardization, factor analysis and reliability of the Conners’ Parent Rating Scale for 6 to 11-year-old children in Shiraz. Quarterly Journal of Educational Psychology Studies 3, 97-120. [In Persian]
  16. Shahim, S., Yousefi, F., & Shahaeian, A. (2007). Standardization and psychometric characteristics of the Conners’ Teacher Rating Scale. Journal of Education and Psychology, 14, 1-26. [In Persian]
  17. Shahaeian, A., & Yousefi, F. (2007). The relationship between self-actualization, life satisfaction and the need for cognition among students at a middle school for talented students. Research on Exceptional Children, 7, 317-336. [In Persian]

Selected Conference Presentations and Abstracts

  • Underlined are students who have worked under my full supervision or mentorship.
    1. Walker, S., Harrison, L., & Shahaeian, A. (abstract accepted 7th of December 2016, conference to be held in April 2017). Enhancing executive function through imaginative play. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Austin, Texas.
    2. Ramjoee, M., Shahaeian, A., Wang, C., Elliott, S., & Hughes, C. (abstract accepted 7th of December 2016, conference to be held in April 2017). Relational aggression in early childhood: the associations with theory of mind, prosocial behaviour and executive functioning. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Austin, Texas.
    3. Shahaeian, A. (July 2016). Learning the social and cognitive associates of children’s theory of mind understanding: views form a lesser studied culture. International Society for Research in Behavioral Development (ISSBD), Vilnius, Lithuania. [Chaired Symposium, including 4 individual papers]
    4. Shahaeian, A., D. J., Razmjoee, M., Wang, C., & Teymoori, A. (2016). Theory of mind and executive functioning among socially diverse children. International Society for Research in Behavioral Development (ISSBD), Vilnius, Lithuania.
    5. Razmjoee, M., Shahaeian, A., Wang, C., & Elliott, S. N. (2016). Theory of mind and social associates: Relational Aggression. International Society for Research in Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Vilnius, Lithuania.
    6. Shahaeian, A., Nielsen, M., & Slaughter, V. (May 2016). Cross-cultural investigation of parent-infant interaction: who imitates who? International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS), New Orleans, Louisiana.
    7. McLeod, S., Crowe, K., & Shahaeian, A. (June 2016). Norming and validation of the Intelligibility in Context Scale for Australian English-speaking children. International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, Halifax, Canada.
    8. Wang, C., Williams, K., & Shahaeian, A., & Harrison, L. (April 2016). Internalizing problems from 6 to 11 years: Trajectory and predictors. American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C., USA.
    9. Wang, C., Hatzigianni, M., Shahaeian, A., Murray, L., & Harrison, L. (April 2016). The Unique and Combined Effects of Teacher-Child and Peer Relationships on Children’s Social-Emotional Adjustment. American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C., USA.
    10. Walker, S., Harrison, L., & Shahaeian, A. (September 2015). Early predictors of cognitive self-regulation: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. 17th European Conference of Developmental Psychology, Braga, Portugal.
    11. Walker, S., Harrison, L., & Shahaeian, A. (July 2015). Early predictors of cognitive self-regulation: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. 19th Biennial Conference of Australasia Human Development Association (AHDA), Wellington, New Zealand.
    12. Slaughter, V., & Shahaeian, A.  (March 2015). Mindreading development in Australia and Iran. International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    13. Shahaeian, A. (March 2015). Sibling influences and theory of mind understanding: A family or a cultural affair? 2015 Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, U.S.
    14. Shahaeian, A., Henry, J. D., Razmjoee, M., Teymoori, A., & Wang, C. (March 2015). Towards a better understanding of the relationship between executive control and theory of mind. 2015 Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, U.S.
    15. Walker, S., Shahaeian, A., & Harrison, L. (March 2015). Ecological and biological predictors of executive functioning. 2015 Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, U.S.
    16. Walker, S., Shahaeian, A., & Harrison, L. (September 2014). Executive functioning, ecological and biological predictors: longitudinal evidence. 13th Australian Conference of Family Studies (AIFS), Melbourne, Australia.
    17. Hatzigianni, M., Murray, L., Wang, A. & Shahaeian, A. (September 2014). Teacher and peer-child relationships and socio-emotional outcomes: A longitudinal perspective. 24th Conference of European Early Childhood Research Association (EECERA), Crete, Greece.
    18. Shahaeian, A., Nielsen, M., Peterson, C., & Slaughter, V. (July 2014). Sibling and family influences and theory of mind development: A focus on belief and knowledge understanding across cultures. 23rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Shanghai, China.
    19. Walker, S., Shahaeian, A., & Harrison, L. (July 2014). Ecological and biological predictors of executive functioning: Longitudinal evidence. 23rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD), Shanghai, China.
    20. Shahaeian, A., Nielsen, M., Peterson, C., & Slaughter, V. (July 2013). Parenting strategies and development of theory of mind concepts. 18th Biennial Conference of Australasia Human Development Association (AHDA), Gold Coast, Australia.
    21. Razmjoee M., Shahaeian, A., Aboutalebi, M., & Vahab, M. (July 2013). Relational aggression, social development and language skills among Iranian preschool children: How gender maters. 18th Biennial Conference of Australasia Human Development Association (AHDA), Gold Coast, Australia.
    22. Shahaeian, A., Nielsen, M., Peterson, C., & Slaughter, V. (April 2013). Cultural aspects of theory of mind development: Understanding belief and knowledge in a group of Iranian preschoolers. 2013 Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Seattle, U.S.
    23. Shahaeian, A., Nielsen, M., Peterson, C., & Slaughter, V. (April 2013). Parental imitation: A cross-cultural look at parents imitating their infants’ sounds and gestures. 2013 Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Seattle, U.S.
    24. Shahaeian, A., Nielsen M., Slaughter, V., & Peterson, C. (August 2011). Culture and sequence of steps in theory of mind understanding. Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Melbourne, Australia.
    25. Shahaeian, A., Slaughter, V., Peterson, C., & Wellman, H.  (July 2011). Cultural influences on the acquisition of theory of mind concepts. 17th Biennial Conference of the Australian Human Development Association, Dunedin, New Zealand.
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