Ted Ruffman

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Affiliation: University of Otago
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Age-related differences in deception
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Psychol Aging 27:543-9. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Statistical learning as a basis for social understanding in children
    Ted Ruffman
    University of Otago, New Zealand
    Br J Dev Psychol 30:87-104. 2012
  3. doi request reprint A meta-analytic review of emotion recognition and aging: implications for neuropsychological models of aging
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:863-81. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Verbosity and emotion recognition in older adults
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Psychol Aging 25:492-7. 2010
  5. pmc Older adults respond quickly to angry faces despite labeling difficulty
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin 9056, New Zealand
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:171-9. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Differences in the way older and younger adults rate threat in faces but not situations
    Ted Ruffman
    University of Otago, Department of Psychology, Box 56, Dunedin, 9003, New Zealand
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P187-94. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Older adults' recognition of bodily and auditory expressions of emotion
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin 9056, New Zealand
    Psychol Aging 24:614-22. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Young infants' expectations about hidden objects
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QG, UK
    Cognition 97:B35-43. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Do infants really understand false belief? Response to Leslie
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:462-3. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Recognition of facial, auditory, and bodily emotions in older adults
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:696-703. 2009

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi request reprint Age-related differences in deception
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Psychol Aging 27:543-9. 2012
    ..Overall, older adults were more transparent as liars and were worse at detecting lies, with older adults' worse emotion recognition fully mediating the relation between age group and lie detection failures...
  2. doi request reprint Statistical learning as a basis for social understanding in children
    Ted Ruffman
    University of Otago, New Zealand
    Br J Dev Psychol 30:87-104. 2012
    ..We also consider which skills and insights are likely to be innate, and why it is difficult to say exactly when children understand mental states as opposed to behaviours...
  3. doi request reprint A meta-analytic review of emotion recognition and aging: implications for neuropsychological models of aging
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:863-81. 2008
    ..We argue that the pattern of age-related change observed is most consistent with a neuropsychological model of adult aging stemming from changes in frontal and temporal volume, and/or changes in neurotransmitters...
  4. ncbi request reprint Verbosity and emotion recognition in older adults
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Psychol Aging 25:492-7. 2010
    ..The results are consistent with the idea that older men who talk more do so, in part, because they fail to decipher the emotional cues of a listener...
  5. pmc Older adults respond quickly to angry faces despite labeling difficulty
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin 9056, New Zealand
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:171-9. 2009
    ..Together, this research indicates no age differences in identifying discrepant angry faces from an array, although older adults do have difficulty choosing the correct emotion label for angry faces...
  6. ncbi request reprint Differences in the way older and younger adults rate threat in faces but not situations
    Ted Ruffman
    University of Otago, Department of Psychology, Box 56, Dunedin, 9003, New Zealand
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P187-94. 2006
    ..We discuss results in relation to differences between young and older adults on emotion-recognition tasks; we also discuss sociocognitive and neuropsychological (e.g., amygdala) theories of aging...
  7. doi request reprint Older adults' recognition of bodily and auditory expressions of emotion
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin 9056, New Zealand
    Psychol Aging 24:614-22. 2009
    ..Compared with young adults, older adults also found it more difficult to match auditory expressions to facial expressions (5 of 6 emotions) and bodily expressions (3 of 6 emotions)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Young infants' expectations about hidden objects
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QG, UK
    Cognition 97:B35-43. 2005
    ..The study provides converging evidence that infants grasp object permanence by a young age. The novel anticipatory looking paradigm helps rule out counter-explanations applied to violation-of-expectation tasks...
  9. ncbi request reprint Do infants really understand false belief? Response to Leslie
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:462-3. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Recognition of facial, auditory, and bodily emotions in older adults
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:696-703. 2009
    ..In addition, we found that older adults' difficulty in matching emotions was not explained by difficulty on the component sources (i.e., faces or voices on their own), suggesting an additional problem of integration...
  11. doi request reprint Aging and the perception of emotion: processing vocal expressions alone and with faces
    Melissa Ryan
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Exp Aging Res 36:1-22. 2010
    ..Older adults' poorer performance when matching faces to voices was independent of declines in fluid ability. Results are interpreted with reference to the neuropsychology of emotion recognition and the aging brain...
  12. doi request reprint Emotion perception explains age-related differences in the perception of social gaffes
    Jamin Halberstadt
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago
    Psychol Aging 26:133-6. 2011
    ..The results provide further evidence for the role of emotion perception in a range of important social deficits...
  13. ncbi request reprint Age differences in emotion recognition skills and the visual scanning of emotion faces
    Susan Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, School of Life Sciences, JMS Building 3d7, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH, United Kingdom
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P53-60. 2007
    ..However, although better emotion recognition performance was significantly correlated with more eye looking in younger adults, the same was not true in older adults. We discuss these results in terms of brain changes with age...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mother and infant talk about mental states relates to desire language and emotion understanding
    Mele Taumoepeau
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Child Dev 77:465-81. 2006
    ..In addition, mothers' tendency to refer to the child's over others' desires was the more consistent correlate of mental state language and emotion understanding...
  15. doi request reprint Stepping stones to others' minds: maternal talk relates to child mental state language and emotion understanding at 15, 24, and 33 months
    Mele Taumoepeau
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Child Dev 79:284-302. 2008
    ..Vygotsky's zone of proximal development provides a framework within which maternal talk, first, about the child's desires and then about others' thoughts and knowledge scaffolds children's social understanding...
  16. ncbi request reprint Are A-not-B errors caused by a belief about object location?
    Ted Ruffman
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
    Child Dev 76:122-36. 2005
    ..Infants seemed to believe the object was in A, suggesting that both a conceptual deficit and ancillary deficits account for A-not-B errors...
  17. doi request reprint The face of aging: sensitivity to facial feature relations changes with age
    Janice E Murray
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Psychol Aging 25:846-50. 2010
    ..These findings identify changes in sensitivity to configural information as an important factor in age-related differences in face perception...
  18. ncbi request reprint Oxytocin improves emotion recognition for older males
    Anna Campbell
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Electronic address
    Neurobiol Aging 35:2246-8. 2014
    ..No differences were found for older females or young adults. We hypothesize that oxytocin facilitates emotion recognition by improving neurotransmission in the group with the worst emotion recognition. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint Iodine supplementation improves cognition in mildly iodine-deficient children
    Rosie C Gordon
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1264-71. 2009
    ..The effects of severe iodine deficiency during critical periods of brain development are well documented. There is little known about the consequences of milder forms of iodine deficiency on neurodevelopment...
  20. doi request reprint An experimental investigation of referential looking in free-ranging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus)
    Sam G B Roberts
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex
    J Comp Psychol 122:94-9. 2008
    ..Possible explanations for this are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)...
  21. doi request reprint Recognition of disgust is selectively preserved in Alzheimer's disease
    Julie D Henry
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 46:1363-70. 2008
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  22. ncbi request reprint Social understanding: How does it fare with advancing years?
    Susan Sullivan
    University of Sussex, UK
    Br J Psychol 95:1-18. 2004
    ..Again we found a decline in social understanding in the elderly, and in this case, the decline was independent of changes in fluid abilities...
  23. ncbi request reprint Emotion recognition deficits in the elderly
    Susan Sullivan
    University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
    Int J Neurosci 114:403-32. 2004
    ..Recognition of emotion stimuli might be mediated by regions of the brain that are independent from those associated with a more general cognitive decline...
  24. ncbi request reprint The relation between children's and mothers' mental state language and theory-of-mind understanding
    Ted Ruffman
    University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
    Child Dev 73:734-51. 2002
    ..e., it was not a reciprocal relation). Results also showed that children's desire talk preceded their talk about beliefs...
  25. ncbi request reprint Psychology. Infants' insight into the mind: how deep?
    Josef Perner
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Science 308:214-6. 2005