Mag. Gabriela Markova, Ph.D.

Research Associate (PostDoc)

T: +43-1-4277-47478


Office: 01.13

Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology

Liebiggasse 5

1010 Vienna

 Research Interests

  • Early development of social cognition
  • Early interactions with parents and peers
  • Behavioral and neural coordination in early interactions
  • Development of play and humor

 Professional Experience

Since 03/2018 University of Vienna
Research Associate (PostDoc), Developmental Psychology
2016 - 2018RED NOSES Clowndoctors International
Head of Research 
2012 - 2016University of Vienna
Research Associate (PostDoc), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
2009 - 2013Czech Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Psychology


2003 - 2009 Ph.D., Psychology
York University, Toronto, Canada 
1998 - 2003 Diploma (Mag.Phil.), Psychology
Paris Lodron University of Salzburg 

 Awards and Stipends

2011 Otto Wichterle Award for Young Scientists
Czech Academy of Sciences
2007 - 2008President Susan Mann Dissertation Award
York University
2007Norman S. Endler Research Fellowship
York University
2006Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award
Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology


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Nguyen T, Bánki A, Markova G, Hoehl S. Studying parent-child interaction with hyperscanning. In Meyer M, Hunnius S, editors, New Perspectives on Early Social-cognitive Development. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 2020. p. 1-24. (Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 254). doi: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2020.05.003




Horn L, Markova G, Windhager S, Massen JJM. Children’s prosocial sharing in a resource allocation paradigm constrained by physical properties, not by conventional rules. In Tagungsband der gemeinsamen Tagung der Fachgruppen Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie. 2017. p. 350


Markova G, Siposova B. The Role of Oxytocin in Early Mother-Infant Interactions: Examining Variations in Maternal Affect Attunement. 2016. Paper presented at 2016 International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, United States.

Fantasia V, Markova G, Fasulo A, Costall A, Reddy V. Not just being lifted: Infants are sensitive to delay during a pick-up routine. Frontiers in Psychology. 2016 Jan 20;6:2065. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02065


Markova G, Hofer J, Legerstee M. Humour among infant peers. 2015. Paper presented at 45th Annual Meeting of The Jean Piaget Society, Toronto, Canada.

Markova G, Legerstee M. The role of maternal behavior in children's pretense during the second year of life. Cognitive Development. 2015 Apr 1;34(April-June 2015):3-15. Epub 2015 Jan 6. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2014.12.011


Markova G, Reddy V, Wallot S. Anticipating and adjusting to actions towards the self. 2014. Paper presented at XIXth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.


Reddy V, Markova G, Wallot S. Anticipatory adjustments to being picked up in infancy. PLoS ONE. 2013 Jun 20;8(6). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065289

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