CDL in the News!

Welcome to CDL in the News! This is where you will find our studies covered in all different places. Enjoy!


Interested in getting your kids to eat more fruits and veggies? Check out these two articles that come from the work of our very own Dr. Susan Gelman and her collaborators! Full articles linked to the title!

The University Record, 16 July 2020

Our very own Dr. Susan Gelman has been named a 2021 Henry Russel Lecturer! Congratulations Dr. Gelman! Read the full article, linked to the title!

CHILDES Database, 6 May 2020

Are you interested in Dr. Gelman’s work on preserving the Quechua language? Check out the CDL corpus of transcripts and videos of studies in Quechua, linked to the title!


Scientific American, 30 March 2020

Interested in how essentialism, stereotypes, and coronavirus intersect? Check out this article published in Scientific American that refers to Dr. Gelman’s research, linked in the title!


First Language, Originally Published 2015, Open Access March 27 2020

Interested in learning about how children learn teleological concepts? Check out this article, authored by our very own Dr. Gelman, about Teleological talk in parent-child conversations in Quechua, an indigenous language of the Peruvian Andes. Find the full article by clicking on the title of this update!


Parsing Science, November 26 2019

Why are bold, broad, and terse depictions of science perceived as more important, robust and generalizable than nuanced ones? In episode 63, Parsing Science talks with our very own Susan Gelman, who discusses her research into the use of generic language in scientific papers. Check out the podcast, linked to the title!


Child Trends, November 5 2019

The Child Trends News Service report featuring Dr. Gelman’s research on children’s food preferences is now a live video recording, linked to the title. Check it out!


69 News, October 21 2019

Interested in what gets children to eat certain foods over others? Check out this article (linked to the title) discussing some of Dr. Gelman’s research to find out!


Science, September 20 2019

When we read information-packed articles, what are we most likely to take away? According to DeJesus et al., students are most influenced by statements that use generic language. Some of this data was collected at the Conceptual Development Lab! If you’re interested in learning more about this recent work of Dr. Gelman’s, check out the full article (linked to the title)!

DeJesus, J. M., Callanan, M. A., Solis, G., & Gelman, S. A. (2019). Generic language in scientific communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(37), 18370-18377.


UC Santa Cruz Newcenter September 5 2019

Interested in overstatements of scientific findings? Check out this article (linked in the title), featuring our very own Dr. Susan Gelman!


The Wall Street Journal, September 4 2018

Is your child a spendthrift or a tightwad? Check out coverage of our study in the Wall Street Journal to learn more (linked in the title)! A special shout out to Dr. Margaret Echelbarger, Dr. Scott Rick, Dr. Craig Smith and Dr. Susan Gelman.


Psychology Today, August 20 2019

Are your beliefs about the mind facts or myths? Check out this article (linked in the title), featuring a quote from Dr. Susan Gelman, to find out!