[8] Gottwald, J.M., Bird, L., Keenaghan, S., Diamond, C., Zampieri, E., Tosodduk, H., Bremner, A.J., & Cowie, D. (2018, November 12). The developing bodily self: Posture constrains embodiment in children and adults.


[7] Gottwald, J.M., Gredebäck, G., & Lindskog, M. (2018, November 7). Multiple-step actions in infancy – the MAIN model.

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

[6] Gottwald, J.M. (2018). Measuring prospective motor control in action development. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 6(s1), S126-S137.
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[5] Gottwald, J.M., De Bortoli Vizioli, A., Lindskog, M., Nyström, P., Ekberg, T.L., von Hofsten, C., & Gredebäck, G. (2017). Infants prospectively control reaching based on the difficulty of future actions – To what extent can infants’ multiple step actions be explained by Fitts’ law Developmental Psychology, 53(1), 4-12.
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[4] Gottwald, J.M., Achermann, S., Lindskog, M., Marciszko, C., & Gredebäck, G. (2016). An embodied account of early executive-functions development: Prospective motor control in infancy is related to inhibition and working memory. Psychological Science, 27(12), 1600-1610.
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[3] Gottwald, J.M., Elsner, B., & Pollatos, O. (2015). Good is up: Spatial metaphors in action observation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1605.
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[2] Gottwald, J.M. & Gredebäck, G. (2015). Infants’ prospective control during object manipulation in an uncertain environment. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 2383-2390.
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[1] Gredebäck, G., Kaduk, K., Bakker, M., Gottwald, J., Ekberg, T., Elsner, C., Reid, V., & Kenward, B. (2015). The neuropsychology of infants’ pro-social preferences. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 106-113.
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Ph.D. Thesis

Gottwald, J. M. (2016). Infants in Control. Prospective Motor Control and Executive Functions in Action Development. Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Social Sciences 127. 103 pp. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.
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Schnabel, K., & Gottwald, J. M. (2017). Migration und gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen: Handlungsorientierte Ansätze zur Förderung der sozialen Teilhabe. Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie,16(1), 69.
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Gottwald, J.M. (2016, December 05). Prospective motor control in infancy is related to inhibition and working memory [Blog post]. Retrieved from: