James C McPartland PhD

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychology; Associate Director, Developmental Electrophysiology Lab; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale Child Study Center; Director, Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic

Research Interests

Developmental neuroscience; Social perception

Current Projects


    Selected Publications

    • Bernier, R., Aaronson, B. & McPartland, J. (2013). The role of imitation in the observed heterogeneity in EEG mu rhythm in autism spectrum disorders. Brain and Cognition, 82(1), 69-75. PMID: 23511847.
    • McPartland, J., Crowley, M., Perszyk, D., Mukerji, C., Naples, A., Wu, J. & Mayes, L. (2012). Preserved reward outcome processing in ASD as revealed by event-related potentials. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 4:16. PMID: 22958616.
    • McPartland, J., Reichow, B. & Volkmar, F. (2012). Sensitivity and specificity of proposed DSM-V diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(4), 368-383.
    • McPartland, J., Coffman, M. & Pelphrey, K. (2011). Recent advances in understanding the neural bases of autism spectrum disorder. Current Opinions in Pediatrics, 23(6), 628-632.
    • McPartland, J., Wu, J., Bailey, C., Mayes, L., Schultz, R. & Klin, A. (2011). Atypical neural specialization for social percepts in autism spectrum disorder. Social Neuroscience, 6(5-6), 436-451.
    • McPartland, J., Crowley, M., Perszyk, D., Naples, A., Mukerji, C., Wu, J., Molfese, P., Bolling, Z., Pelphrey, K., Klin, A. & Mayes, L. (2011). Temporal dynamics reveal atypical brain response to social exclusion in autism. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 1(3), 271-279.
    • McPartland, J., Webb, S., Keehn, B. & Dawson, G. (2010). Patterns of visual attention to faces and objects in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; epub ahead of print.
    • Cheung, C., Mayes, L., Rutherford, H. & McPartland, J. (2010). Social personality traits are reflected in neural responses to faces. Social Neuroscience, 5, 351-359.
    • McPartland, J. (2009). Face and object perception in Asperger syndrome. Koln, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing
    • McPartland, J., Klin, A., Westphal, A. & Volkmar, F. (2008). The autism spectrum disorders. In A. Tasman, J. Kay, J. Lieberman, M. First & M. Maj (Eds.), Psychiatry (3rd ed., pp. 779-803). New York: Wiley.

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