David Wilson Haley

Dr. David Haley
  • Assistant Professor Psychology
  • University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Office Phone: (416) 208-4896
  • Lab Phone: (416) 208-4896
  • Office: Room SY 144

Research Interests

I study the development of emotion regulation and social cognition in the parent-infant relationship. Specifically, my research examines the neuroendocrine, autonomic, neural, and genetic correlates of emotion, temperament, empathy, and memory in infants, children, and parents.

  • Stress reactivity
  • Intersubjectivity
  • Social learning
  • Parenting

Selected Publications

Haley, D. W. Neural correlates of imitation and mutual gaze. In Legerstee, M., Haley, D. W., & Bornstein, M. H. (Eds). The developing infant mind: Integrating biology and experience. Guilford Press: New York. (Accepted and forthcoming).

Haley, D. W., Grunau, R. E, Weinberg, J., Keidar, A., & Oberlander, T. F. (in press). Physiological correlates of memory recall in infancy: vagal tone, cortisol, and imitation in preterm and full-term infants at 6 Months. Infant Behavior and Development.

Haley, D. W., Grunau, R. E., Oberlander, T. F., & Weinberg, J. (2008). Contingency learning and reactivity in preterm and full-term infants at 3 months. Infancy, 13(6), 570-595.

Grunau, R. E., Haley, D. W., Whitfield, M. F., Weinberg, J., Yu, W., & Thiessen, P. (2007). Altered basal cortisol levels at 3, 6, 8 and 18 months in preterm infants born extremely low gestational age. J. Pediatrics, 150, 151-6.

Tu, M. T., Grunau, R. E., Petrie-Thomas, J., Haley, D. W., Weinberg, J., & Whitfield, M. F. (2007). Maternal stress and behavior modulate relationships between neonatal stress, attention and basal cortisol at 8 months in preterm infants Developmental Psychobiology, 49, 150-164.

Haley, D. W., Handmaker, N. S., & Lowe, J. (2006). Infant stress reactivity and prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 30, 2555-2564.

Haley, D. W., Weinberg, J., & Grunau, R. E. (2006). Cortisol, contingency learning, and memory in preterm and full-term infants. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 31, 108-117.

Grunau, R. E., Holsti, L., Haley, D. W., Oberlander, T. F., Weinberg, J., Solimano, A., Whitfield, M. F., Fitzgerald, C., & Yu, W. (2005). Neonatal procedural pain exposure predicts lower cortisol and behavioral reactivity in preterm infants in the NICU. Pain, 113, 293–300.

Haley, D. W., & Stansbury, K. (2003). Infant stress and parent responsiveness: Regulation of physiology and behavior during still-face and reunion. Child Development, 74, 1523–1535.