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Sample of publications based on research conducted at the Children’s Centers

UMCC Scholarship

Over 50 research products in top-tiered journals and with elite publishers
  • Oxford University Press, MIT Press, Child Development, Cognition, Developmental Psychology, Cognition and Culture, Journal of Child Language
UMCC research is disseminated throughout U.S. and world (e.g., Spain, Japan, Canada, China)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Jean Piaget Society, Cognitive Development Society, Japanese Educational Psychology Association, International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, International Society for Research on Aggression

Selected Examples of Recent Scholarship

  • Faculty
    • Gelman, S. A. (2003). The essential child: Origins of essentialism in everyday thought. New York: Oxford University Press.
    • Gelman, S. A., & Frazier, B. (submitted). Children's understanding of authenticity. In N. Galanidou, L. H. Dommasnes, & V. Golding (Eds.), Telling children about the past: An interdisciplinary approach.
    • Gelman, S. A. (2004, in press). Psychological essentialism in children. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.
    • Gelman, S. A. (in press). Two insights about naming in the preschool child. In P. Carruthers, S. Laurence, & S. Stich (Eds.), Innateness and the structure of the mind.
    • Gelman, S. A., & Raman, L. (2003). Preschool children use linguistic form class and pragmatic cues to interpret generics. Child Development, 74, 308-325.
    • Wellman, H. M, Liu, D. (2004). Scaling of Theory-of-Mind Tasks. Child Development, Vol 75(2), pp 523 – 541.

  • Postdoctoral Fellows
    • Raman, L., & Gelman, S. A. (in press). A cross-cultural analysis of children’s and adult’s understanding of illness. Journal of Cognition and Culture.

  • Graduate Students
    • Kerr, D.C.R., Lopez, N. L., Olson, S. L., & Sameroff (in press). Parental discipline and externalizing behavior problems in early childhood: Roles of moral regulation and child gender. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
    • Sarnecka, Barbara W.; Gelman, Susan A (2004). Six does not just mean a lot: Preschoolers see number words as specific. Cognition, Vol 92(3), pp. 329-352.
    • Hollander, M., Gelman, S.A, Star, J. (2002). Children’s Interpretation of Generic Noun Phrases. Developmental Psychology, Vol 38(6).

  • Undergraduate Students
    • Maskowitz, K. (2004). Sibling aggression and conflict in children with externalizing behavior problems. Honor’s Thesis. University of Michigan.

Links to Recent Scholarship

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