Esther Burkitt

Reader in Developmental Psychology


communication, emotion, childhood, expression, drawing, art, learning

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  1. Burkitt, Esther and Lowry, Ruth G. (2015) Attitudes and practices that shape children’s drawing behaviour in mainstream and performing arts schools. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 34 (1). pp. 25-43. ISSN 1476-8062
  2. Abbott, Rob and Burkitt, Esther (2015) Child Development and the Brain: An Introduction. Policy Press, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781447307044
  3. Burkitt, Esther and Watling, Dawn (2016) How do children who understand mixed emotion represent them in freehand drawings of themselves and others? Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 36 (5). pp. 935-955. ISSN 1469-5820
  4. Burkitt, Esther (2016) The effects of task explicitness to communicate on the expressiveness of children’s drawings of different topics. Educational Psychology, 37 (2). pp. 219-236. ISSN 1469-5820
  5. Burkitt, Esther and Fotheringham, Francesca (2016) How Do Children Experience Mixed Emotion? Piloting an Analogue Emotion Scale. In: University of Chichester Research Conference, 8 July 2016, University of Chichester, West Sussex. (Unpublished)
  6. Burkitt, Esther (2016) Effects of audience types on children’s drawings of emotionally significan human figures for a peer or an adult audience. In: The 22nd International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions World Congress and the 36th Annual Conference for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 18-22 September 2016, Calgary. (Unpublished)
  7. Burkitt, Esther (2017) Assessing the concordance between child reports and adult observations of single and mixed emotion in children’s drawings of themselves or another child. Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 38 (1). pp. 75-98. ISSN 0144-3410
  8. Burkitt, Esther, Lowry, Ruth G. and Fotheringham, Francesca (2018) Children’s understanding of mixed emotions in self and other: Verbal reports and visual representations. Infant and Child Development, 27 (3). ISSN 1522-7219
  9. Burkitt, Esther, Watling, Dawn and Message, Hannah (2019) Expressivity in children's drawings of themselves for adult audiences with varied authority and familiarity. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 37 (3). pp. 354-368. ISSN 0261-510X
  10. Burkitt, Esther, Watling, Dawn and Cocks, Francesca (2019) Mixed emotion experiences for self or another person in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 75. pp. 63-72. ISSN 0140-1971