Publications



*Members of the Living Lab will have their names bolded*

Articles

2018

Echelbarger, M., Gelman, S. A., & Kalish, C. W. (in press). Getting what you pay for: Children’s use of market norms to regulate exchanges, Child Development.

Orvell, A., Kross, E., & Gelman, S. A. (2018). That’s how “you” do it: Generic you expresses norms during early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 165, 183-195. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2017.04.015

Smith, C. E., & Wu, I. (in press). Talking about the mind: Mother-child conversations about thoughts, emotions, and desires. In P. E. Davis-Kean and S. Tang (Eds.), Socializing Children through Language. Philadelphia, PA, US: Elsevier.

Roberts, S. O., Guo, C., Ho, A. K., & Gelman, S. A. (2018). Children’s descriptive-to-prescriptive tendency replicates (and varies) cross-culturally: Evidence from China. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 165, 148-160. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2017.03.018

2017

Echelbarger, M., & Gelman, S. A. (2017). The value of variety and scarcity across development. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 156, 43-61.

Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S. A. (2017). Now you see race, now you don’t: Verbal cues influence children’s racial stability judgments. Cognitive Development.

Roberts, S. O., Ho, A. K., & Gelman, S. A. (2017). Group presence, category labels, and generic statements influence children to treat descriptive group regularities as prescriptive. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 158, 19-31. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2016.11.013

Smith, Craig E., Echelbarger, M., Gelman, S. A., Rick, S. I. (2017). Spendthrifts and tightwads in childhood: Feelings about spending predict financial behavior in children. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making

2016

Roberts, S. O., Gelman, S. A., & Ho, A. K. (2016). So It Is, So It Shall Be: Group Regularities License Childrens Prescriptive Judgments. Cognitive Science, 41, 576-600. doi:10.1111/cogs.12443

Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S. A. (2016). Can White children grow up to be Black? Children’s reasoning about the stability of emotion and race. Developmental Psychology, 52, 887-893.

Gülgöz, S., & Gelman, S. A. (2016). Who’s the boss? Concepts of social power across development. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.12643

Meyer, M., Gelman, S. A., Roberts, S. O., Leslie, S. J. (2016). My heart made me do it: Children’s essentialist beliefs about heart transplants. Cognitive Science. doi:10.1111/cogs.12431

Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S. A. (2016). Multiracial children’s and adults’ categorizations of multiracial individuals. Journal of Cognition and Development. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2015.1086772

Smith, C. E., & Warneken, F. (2016). Children’s reasoning about distributive and retributive justice across development. Developmental Psychology, 52(4), 613-628. doi:10.1037/a0040069

2015

Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S. A. (2015). Do children see in Black and White? Children’s and adults’ categorizations of multiracial individuals. Child Development. 86, 1830-1847. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12410


Presentations

2016

Smith, C. E., Echelbarger, M., Rick, S. I., & Gelman, S. A. (2016, February). The development and measurement of tightwad-spendthrift tendencies in childhood. Paper presented at the 2016 Society for Consumer Psychology Winter Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Gülgöz, S. (February, 2016). Who’s in charge? Children’s concepts of social power. Psychology Colloquium Talk presented at Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI.

2015

Gülgöz, S., (March, 2015). Children’s social categorization: Power and language. Invited Talk, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Smith, C. E. (2015, March). How we learn about how kids learn. Invited community presentation at the Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI.

Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S. A. (2015, March). Children’s reasoning about the stability of emotion and race. In K. Lagattuta (Chair). When do social categories stick? Exploring the effects of language, race, and criminality on children’s social categorization. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia.

Smith, C. E., Rick, S. I., Gelman, S. A., & Echelbarger, M. (2015, March). Affective Links to Spending and Saving Tendencies in Childhood. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Smith, C. E. (2015, November). What will you want tomorrow? The influence of parental input on children’s predictions of future desire. Invited talk at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychology, Ann Arbor, MI.

Gülgöz, S., & Gelman, S. A. (March, 2015). Children’s conceptualization of the different manifestations of social power. Paper presented in S. Gülgöz (chair), Developing a concept of social power. Symposium at the Biennial Meeting for Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Meyer, M., Roberts, S. O., Gelman, S. A., & Jayaratne, T. (2015, March). Genes, environment, or choice? Children’s and adults’ causal attributions for personal characteristics. In E. Cheries (Chair). The ins(ides) and outs(ides) of infants’ representations of agents. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia.

Roberts, S. O. (2015, June). Conceptualizing the stability of race: Verbal cues, age, and race influence children’s beliefs. Paper presented at the Black Graduate Conference in Psychology (BGCP), Ann Arbor.

Roberts, S. O., Gelman, S. A., Ho, A. K. (2015, October). Coalitional concepts promote children’s biases. Paper presentation for the Life Institute at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Echelbarger, M. Young children prefer variety, but not necessarily scarcity. Developmental Psychology Brownbag (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 2015).

2014

Gülgöz, S. (February, 2014). Children’s developing concepts of social power. Invited Talk for Spelke Lab, Harvard University Department of Psychology, Cambridge, MA.

Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S. A. (2014, October). Seeing in black and white: U.S. children’s and adults’ categorizations of multiracial targets. Paper presentation for the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin.

Smith, C. E. (2014, October). Children’s developing understanding of antisociality. Invited talk at the University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development, Ann Arbor, MI.

Lewis, N. A., Jr., & Oyserman, D. (2014, November). Why small changes in child and family assets can have large consequences: Identity-based motivation. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Albuquerque, NM.

Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S. A. (2014, November). Do children think in black and white? Children’s understanding of multiracial categories. In. S. O. Roberts (Chair). Multiracial identity invalidation: Origins, consequences, and negotiation strategies. Paper presented at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, Chicago.


Posters

2015

Ellis, A., Armstrong, M., Quiñones, R. R., Ip, K., Hsu, L., Smith, C. E., Kovelman, I., & Davis-Kean, P. (March, 2015). The Developing Math Brain: Social Division for Children. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S. A. (March, 2015). Children’s and adults’ friendship judgments for multiracial targets. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Martinez, M., & Gelman, S.A. (March, 2015). Children assess morality of tracking owned objects differently depending on tracking agent. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Ma, K., & Roberts, S. O. (April, 2015). Do children use hypodescent on novel groups? Poster presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Michigan.

Tachna-Fram, D., Hopkins, J., & Echelbarger, M. Children’s allocation of scarce items. Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Symposium, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, April 2015).

Valencia, T., & Roberts, S. O. (2015, April). Children’s stability judgments of race and emotion. Poster session presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Michigan.

Leonard, K., & Roberts, S. O. (April, 2015). Emotional cues influence children’s racial stability judgments. Poster presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Michigan.

Garcia, E., & Roberts, S. O., (April, 2015). The stability of race from white children’s perspectives. Poster presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Michigan.

Brink, K.A., Flynn, M., Wellman, H.M. (October, 2015). Can a robot feel? Children’s beliefs about robots and development of the Uncanny Valley. Poster presented at the Ninth Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Echelbarger, M.
, Gülgöz, S., Gelman, S. A. (October, 2015). Access to variety as a cue to social power. Poster presented at the Ninth Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Echelbarger, M.
, & Gelman, S. A. (October, 2015). Young children value variety (and they think you’ll pay more for it, too). Poster presented at the Ninth Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Gülgöz, S., & Gelman, S. A. (October, 2015). Who’s in charge? Children’s inferences of social power in social category relationships. Poster presented at the Ninth Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Smith, C. E. (October, 2015). The influence of parent testimony on children’s predictions of future desires. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

2014

Ma, K., Bromberg, P., Romberg, S., & Roberts, S. O. (April, 2014). Children use race to predict third-person friendships. Poster presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Michigan.

Meyer, M., Roberts, S. O., Jayaratne, T. Gelman, S. A. (May, 2014). Children’s beliefs about the origins of traits and abilities. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA.

Smith, C. E., Rick, S. I., & Gelman, S. A. (May, 2014). Does spending or saving feel good? Measuring consumer behavior in children. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S. A. (October, 2014). Multiracial children’s and adults’ categorizations of multiracial individuals. Poster presented at the Ninth Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

2013


Smith, C. E.
, & Warneken, F. (April, 2013). The development of children’s orientations toward distributive and criminal justice: Symmetries and asymmetries. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S. A. (October, 2013). Parentage information increases the likelihood of categorizing black/white biracials as biracial. Poster presented at the Eighth Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Memphis, TN.

Smith, C. E., Warneken, F., Gelman, S., & Wellman, H. (October, 2013). Children’s understanding of villains and evil. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Memphis, TN.