Publications

 

  • Peretz-Lange, R., & Muentener, P. (in press). Children use generic labels, but not category discreteness or stability, to form a novel essential category.  Journal of Cognition and Development.
  • Peretz-Lange, R., & Muentener, P. (2019). Verbal framing and statistical patterns influence children’s attributions to situational, but not personal, causes for behavior. Cognitive Development, 50, 205- 221.
  • Strait, M., Urry, H., & Muentener, P. (2019). Children’s responding to humanlike agents reflects an uncanny valley. In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 506-515). IEEE.
  • Muentener, P., Herrig, E., & Schulz, L. (2018). The efficiency of infants ’ exploratory play and longer term cognitive outcomes. Frontiers in Psychology: Research Topic on Modeling Play in Early Development. 9:635.
  • Wu, Y., Muentener, P., & Schulz, L. (2017). One-to-four-year-olds connect diverse           positive non-linguistic emotional vocalizations to their probable causes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201707715.
  • Roberts, S., Franceschini, M., Krauss, A., Lin, P., Braima de Sa, A., Có, R., Taylor, S.,
    Brown, C., Chen, C., Johnson, E., Pruzenksy, W., Schlossman, N., Balé, C., Wu, K.,
    Hagen, K., Saltzman, E., & Muentener, P. (2017). A pilot randomized controlled trial
    of a new supplementary food designed to enhance cognitive performance during
    prevention and treatment of malnutrition in childhood. Current Developments in
    Nutrition, 1, e000885.
  • Lakusta, L., Muentener, P., Petrillo, L., Mullanaphy, N., & Muniz, L. (2017). Does          making something move matter? Representations of goals & sources in motion events with causal sources. Cognitive Science, 41, 814-826.
  • Muentener, P. & Bonawitz, E. (2017). Development of causal reasoning. In M.        Waldmann (Ed.),The Oxford Handbook on Causal Reasoning. New York: Oxford       University Press.
  • Wu, Y., Muentener, P., & Schulz, L. (2016). The invisible hand: Toddlers connect              probabilistic events with agentive causes. Cognitive Science, 40, 1854-1876.
  • Muentener, P., & Schulz, L. (2014). Toddlers infer unobserved causes for spontaneous events. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1-9. PDF
  • Muentener, P., & Schulz, L.  (2012). What doesn’t go without saying: Communication, induction, and exploration.  Language Learning and Development, 8, 61-85. PDF
  • Muentener P, Friel D, & Schulz L. (2012). Giving the giggles: Prediction, intervention, and young children’s representation of psychological events. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42495. PDF
  • Muentener P, Bonawitz E, Horowitz A, & Schulz L (2012). Mind the gap: Investigating toddlers’ sensitivity to contact relations in predictive events. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34061 PDF
  • Muentener, P. & Lakusta, L. (2011). The intention-to-CAUSE bias: Evidence from        children’s causal language. Cognition, 119, 341-355. PDF
  • Muentener, P. & Carey, S. (2010).  Infants’ causal representations of state change events. Cognition, 61, 63-86 PDF
  • Barr, R., Zack, E., Garcia, A., & Muentener, P. (2008). Infants’ attention and                   responsiveness to television increases with prior exposure and parental interaction. Infancy13, 30-56. PDF
  • Barr, R., Muentener, P., Garcia, A., Fujimoto, M., & Chávez, V. (2007). The effect of    repetition on imitation from television during infancy. Developmental Psychobiology, 49, 196-207. PDF
  • Barr, R., Muentener, P., & Garcia, A. (2007). Age-related changes in deferred imitation from television by 6- to 18-month-olds. Developmental Science10, 910-921. PDF