Daniel S. Messinger

"The true mystery of the world
is the visible, not the invisible."
Oscar Wilde.

Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Music Engineering

Director,  Early Play and Development Lab

Research Director,  Linda Ray Intervention Center 

Coordinator Developmental Program 

Salt Lake City, University of Utah, 1994

I model objectively measured big behavioral data to understand social, language and emotional development. Current projects include preschool classrooms, autism assessment, face-to-face interaction and attachment.

Selected Publications

Messinger*, D. S., Perry*, L. K., Mitsven, S. G., Tao, Y., Moffitt, J., Fasano, R. M., Custode, S. A., & Jerry, C. M. (2022). *Joint first authorship.  Computational Approaches to Understanding Interaction and Development. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 62, 191-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.acdb.2021.12.002  

Perry, L. K., Mitsven, S. G., Custode, S., Vitale, L., Laursen, B., Song, C., & Messinger, D. S. (2022).  Reciprocal patterns of peer speech in preschoolers with and without hearing loss.  Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 60, 201-213. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2022.02.003

Mitsven, S. G., Perry, L. K., Tao, Y., Elbaum, B. E., Johnson, N. F., & Messinger, D. S. (2021).  Objectively measured teacher and preschooler vocalizations: Phonemic diversity is associated with language abilities.  Developmental Science, n/a(n/a), https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.13177

Fasano, R. M., Perry, L. K., Zhang, Y., Vitale, L., Wang, J., Song, C., & Messinger, D. S. (2021).   A granular perspective on inclusion: Objectively measured interactions of preschoolers with and without autism.  Autism Research.

Martin, K. B., Haltigan, J. D., Ekas, N., Prince, E. B., & Messinger, D. S. (2020)  Attachment security differs by later autism spectrum disorder: A prospective study.  Developmental Science, n/a(n/a), e12953. doi:10.1111/desc.12953

Selected Courses

PSY 620 Advanced Developmental Psychology

PSY 624 Psychology of Infancy

Applications

I am recruiting developmental graduate students and a postoc data scientist. Contact me at dmessinger@miami.edu