David S. Moore, Ph.D.
Here's what I look like when I'm knocking to see if Charles Darwin
is at home:
If you're here about my book, you can check out reviews and order The
Dependent Gene from Amazon.com. Happy reading!!
If you're here for some other reason, here's a bit of info about me. In
1989, I came to work as an assistant professor of psychology at Pitzer
College, one of The Claremont
Colleges in Southern California. I arrived at Pitzer fresh from my
postdoctoral fellowship at The City
University of New York. Prior to that, I completed my Ph.D. in The
Department of Psychology at Harvard University, where my advisor was Jerome
Kagan (and where I learned a
lot from J. Steven
Reznick). Before that, I was an undergraduate at Tufts
University, where I'd arrived direct from Cleveland, Ohio, home of
the Rock & Roll Hall
of Fame. After spending the 2004-2006 academic years teaching and
doing research in New York City, I returned to Claremont, to pick up where
I'd left off. My office at Pitzer is currently in Broad Hall.
In the "other stuff" department....
This is a picture of my beloved dog,
James Taylor. A click on his
picture lets you read more about him...
Wanna see a
slide show? These are pictures
from my travels...
I teach a variety of courses at Pitzer, including the following:
In addition, I am the Director of The
Claremont Infant Study Center (also in Broad Hall). At the center,
we are busy conducting a variety of studies on cognition and perception in
infancy, including research on categorization, perception of
Infant-Directed speech, and infants' abilities to manipulate visual images
in their minds (in collaboration with Scott P. Johnson at the University
of California, Los Angeles).
My recent publications & conference presentations include the
- Moore, D. S. (2013). Behavioral genetics, genetics, &
epigenetics. In P. D. Zelazo (Ed.), Oxford handbook of developmental
psychology (pp. 91-128). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Moore, D. S. (2013). Big B, little b: Myth #1 is that Mendelian genes
actually exist. In S. Krimsky & J. Gruber (Eds.), Genetic
explanations: Sense and nonsense (pp. 43-50). Cambridge, MA:
Harvard University Press.
- Moore, D. S. (2013). Importing the homology concept from biology into
developmental psychology. Developmental Psychobiology, 55,
- Moore, D. S. & Moore, C. (Eds.).(2013). Homology in developmental
psychology [Special issue]. Developmental Psychobiology, 55(1).
- Moore, D. S. (2012). Sex differences in normal fetuses and infants: A
commentary. Child Development Perspectives, 6, 414-416.
- Moore, D. S. & Johnson, S. P. (2011). Mental rotation of dynamic,
three-dimensional stimuli by 3-month-old infants. Infancy, 16,
- Moore, D. S. & Moore, C. (2010). Neural re-use as a source of
developmental homology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33,
- Moore, D. S. (2009). Probing predispositions: The pragmatism of a
process perspective. Child Development Perspectives, 3, 91-93.
- Moore, D. S. & Johnson, S. P. (2008). Mental rotation in human
infants: A sex difference. Psychological Science, 19, 1063-1066.
- Moore, D. S. (2008). Espousing interactions and fielding reactions:
Addressing laypeople?s beliefs about genetic determinism. Philosophical
Psychology, 21, 331-348.
- Moore, D. S. (Ed.). (2008). Integrating development and evolution in
psychology: Looking back, moving forward [Special issue]. New Ideas
in Psychology, 26, 327-331.
- Moore, D. S. (2008). Individuals and populations: How biology's
theory and data have interfered with the integration of development and
evolution. New Ideas in Psychology, 26, 370-386.
- Moore, D. S. (2007, May). The Developmental-Systems Perspective on
the Analysis of Behavior. The invited B.F. Skinner Lecture at the 33rd
annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis: International,
San Diego, California.
- Moore, D. S. (2006). A very little bit of knowledge: Re-evaluating
the meaning of the heritability of IQ. Human Development, 49,
- Moore, D. S. & Cocas, L. A. (2006). Perception precedes
computation: Can familiarity preferences explain apparent calculation by
human babies? Developmental Psychology, 42, 666-678.
- Moore, D. S. (2006, June). Addition and Subtraction in Infancy: Sex
Differences and the Role of Test Stimulus Familiarity. Presented at the
meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, Kyoto, Japan.
- Romero, V. L. & Moore, D. S. (2006, June). Attention Control in
Early Infancy: 2-, 3-, and 4-Month-Olds? Ability to Inhibit Visual
Attention to an Attractive Stimulus. Presented at the meeting of the
International Conference on Infant Studies, Kyoto, Japan.
- Moore, D. S. (2003). Trying to fix the development in Evolutionary
Developmental Psychology. The American Journal of Psychology, 116,
- Spence, M. J. & Moore, D. S. (2003). Categorization of
infant-directed speech: Development from 4 to 6 months. Developmental
Psychobiology, 42, 97-109.
- Moore, D. S. (2002). The
dependent gene. . New York: Times Books/Henry Holt.
- Spence, M. J. & Moore, D. S. (2002). Categorization of
infant-directed speech. In J. W. Fagen & H. H. Hayne (Eds.), Progress
in infancy research (vol. 2, pp. 261 - 293). Mahwah, N.J.:
For the homepage of the Society for Research in Child Development
To link to the homepage of the American Psychological Association,
To link to the homepage of the International Society on Infant Studies,
For the homepage of the International Society for Developmental
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