Psychology 22

Class presentations

Part 1

Memory for events

Bauer, P.J., Dunisch, D.L. & deHaan, M. (in press).  In for the short haul: Immediate and short-term remembering and forgetting by 20-month-old children.  Infant Behavior and Development.


Oakes, L.M. (1994). The development of infants' use of continuity cues in their perception of causality.  Developmental Psychology, 30, 869-879.

Location memory

Baillargeon, R., Spelke, E.S. & Wasserman, S. (1985).  Object permanence in 5-month-old infants.  Cognition, 20, 191-208.

Baillargeon, R. & Graber, M. (1988).  Evidence of location memory in 8-month-old infants in a non-search AB task.  Developmental Psychology, 24, 502-511.

Schilling, T.H. (2000). Infants' looking at possible and impossible screen rotations: The role of familiarization.  Infancy, 1(4), 389-402.

Physical properties of objects

Spelke, E.S. (1991).  Physical knowledge in infancy: Reflections on Piaget's theory.  In S. Carey & R. Gelman (Eds.), The epigenesis of mind: Essays on biology and cognition.  New Jersey: Erlbaum, 133-169.

Baillargeon, R. & Hanko-Summers, S. (1990).  Is the top object adequately supported by the botton object? Young infants' understanding of support relations.  Cognitive Development, 5, 29-53.

Kellman, P.J. & Spelke, E.S. (1983).  Perception of partly occluded objects in infancy.  Cognitive Psychology, 15, 483-524.


Spatial relations

Quinn, P.C., Cummins, M., Kase, J., Martin, E., & Weissman, S. (1996). Development of categorical representations for above and below spatial relationsin 3- to 7-month-old infants.  Developmental Psychology, 32, 942-950.


Strauss, M.S. (1979). Abstraction of prototypical information by adults and 10-month-old infants.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human learning and memory, 5, 618-632.

Younger, B.A. & Cohen, L.B. (1983).  Infant perception of correlations among attributes.  Child Development, 54, 858-867.

Inferences and Analogical problem solving

Woodward, A.L. & Guajardo, J.J. (2002).  Infants’ understanding of the point gesture as an object-directed action.  Cognitive Development, 83, 1-24.

Woodward, A.L. (1999).  Infants’ ability to distinguish between purposeful and non-purposeful behaviors.  Infant Behavior and Development, 22, 145-160.

Baldwin, D.A., Markman, E.M. & Melartin, R.L., (1993).  Infants' ability to draw inferences about nonobvious object properties: Evidence from exploratory play.  Child Development, 64, 711-728.

Chen, Z., Sanchez,R.P., & Campbell, T. (1997).  From beyond to within their grasp: The rudiments of analogical problem solving in 10- and 13-month-olds.  Developmental Psychology, 33, 790-801.

Part 2

Inferential thought

Animate motion

Massey, C.M. & Gelman, R. (1988). Preschooler's ability to decide whether a photographed unfamiliar object can move itself.  Developmental Psychology, 24, 307-317.

Commonalities among living things

Inagaki, K. & Hatano, G. (1996).  Young children's recognition of commonalities between animals and plants.  Child Development, 67, 2823-2840.

Category-based inductions

Kalish, C.W. & Gelman, S.A. (1992). On wooden pillows: Multiple classification and children's category-based inductions.  Child Development, 63, 1536-1557.

Davidson, N.S. & Gelman, S.A. (1990).  Inductions from novel categories: The of language and conceptual structure.  Cognitive Development, 5, 151-176.

Awareness of mental activity

Estes, D. (1998). Young children's awareness of their mental activity: The case of mental rotation.  Child Development, 69, 1345-1360.

Analogy and Transfer

Gentner, D. (1977).  Children's performance on a spatial analogies task.  Child Development, 48, 1034-1039.

Brown, A.L. (1990). Domain specific principles affect learning and transfer in children.  Cognitive Science, 14, 107-133.

Understanding relations among objects

Kotovsky, L. & Gentner, D. (1996). Comparison and categorization in the development of relational similarity. Child Development, 67, 2797-2822.

Part 3

Categorization and induction

Mak, B.S.K. & Vera, A.H. (1999).  The role of motion in children's categorization of objects.  Cognition, 71, B11-B21.

Metaphoric understanding

Winner, E., Rosenstiel, A.K. & Gardner, H. (1976).  The development of metaphoric understanding.  Developmental Psychology, 12, 289-297.


Kelly, S.D. & Church, R.B. (1998).  A comparison between children's and adults' ability to detect conceptual information conveyed through representational gestures.  Child Development, 69, 85-93.

Theory & Reasoning

Amsel, E., Goodman, G., Savoie, D. & Clark, M. (1996).  The development of reasoning about causal and noncausal influences on levers.  Child Development, 67, 1624-1646.

Simons, D.J. & Keil, F.C. (1995). An abstract to concrete shift in the development of biological thought: the insides story.  Cognition, 56, 129-163.

Penner, D.E. & Klahr,D. (1996).  The interaction of domain-specific knowledge and domain-general discovery strategies: A study with sinking objects.  Child Development, 67, 2709-2727.

Thornton, S. (1999). Creating the conditions for cognitive change: The interaction between task structures and specific strategies.  Child Development, 70, 588-603.

Chen,Z. & Klahr, D. (1999). All other things being equal: Acquisition and transfer of the control of variables strategy.  Child Development, 70, 1098-1120.

Pauen, S. (1996). Children's reasoning about the interaction of forces.  Child Development, 67, 2728-2742.


Lepore, S.J. & Sesco, B. (1994).  Distorting children's reports and interpretations of events through suggestion. Journal of Applied Psychology, 79, 108-120.