RESEARCH PAPERS

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Cubit, Laura S., Canale, R., Handsman, R., Kidd, C., Bennetto, L. (Under review.)
Visual attention preference for intermediate predictability in young children.


Piantadosi, S.T., Mahowald, K., Kidd, C., Futrell, R., & Gibson, E. (Under review.)
Lexical prescriptivism reduces communicative efficiency.


Kidd, C., Blanchard, T., Aslin, R.N., & Hayden, B.Y. (In prep).

Curious George: Intrinsic curiosity and information-seeking behavior in monkey learners.


Macias, C. & Kidd, C.  (In prep.)

Evidence of strategic memory encoding capabilities in young children.


Martí, L., Conover, A. O’Shaughnessy, & Kidd, C. (In prep).

Predictors of flat earth beliefs in the population.


Martí, L., & Kidd, C. (In prep.)

The influence of accent on semantic meaning. 


Martí, L., Piantadosi, S., Kidd, C. (In prep.)

Abundant diversity in human conceptual understanding. 


Pelz, M. & Kidd, C. (In prep.)

The dynamics of attentional switching in a complex environment

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Pelz, M., & Kidd, C. (2020.)

The elaboration of exploratory play.

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 375(1803), 20190503. [PDF]

Sumner, E. DeAngelis, E., Hyatt, M., Goodman, N.D., & Kidd, C. (2019.)

Cake or Broccoli? Recency biases children’s verbal responses.

PLOS ONE, 14(6): e0217207. [PDF]

Wade, S., & Kidd, C. (2019.) 

The role of prior knowledge and curiosity on learning.

Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 26(4), 1377-1387. [PDF}

Wade, S., & Kidd, C. (2018.) 

Cross cultural differences in the influence of peers on exploration during play.

Cognitive Science, 42(8), 3050-3070. [PDF]

Martí, L., Mollica, F., Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (2018.) 

Certainty is primarily determined by past performance during concept learning. 

Open Mind, 2(2), 47-60. [PDF]

Mintz, T.H., Walker, R.L., Welday, A., & Kidd, C. (2018.) 
Infantsʼ universal sensitivity to vowel harmony and their use of vowel harmony as a cue for segmenting speech. 
Cognition, 171, 95-107. [PDF]

Undurraga, E.A., Behrman, J.R., Emmett, S.D., Kidd, C., Piantadosi, S.T., Reyes-García, V., Sharma, A., Zhang, R., & Godoy, R.A. (2018.) 
Child stunting is associated with weaker human capital among native Amazonians. 
American Journal of Human Biology, 30(1), E23059. [PDF]

Hemmer, P., Persaud, K., Kidd, C., & Piantadosi, S.T. (2017.) 

Seeing Colors: Cultural and environmental influences on episodic memory. 

I-Perception, 8(6), 1-5. [PDF​]

Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (2016.) 
Extraordinary intelligence and the care of infants. 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(25), 6874-6879. [PDF]

Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (2016.) 
Endogenous or exogenous? The data don't say. 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(20), E2764. [PDF]

Kidd, C., & Hayden, B.Y. (2015.) 
The psychology and neuroscience of curiosity. 
Neuron, 88(3), 449-460. [PDF]

Jara-Ettinger, J., Gibson, E., Kidd, C., & Piantadosi, S.T. (2015.) 
Native Amazonian children forego egalitarianism when they learn to count. 
Developmental Science, 19(6), 1104-1110. [PDF]

Kidd, C., Piantadosi, S.T., & Aslin, R.N. (2014.) 
The Goldilocks effect in infant auditory cognition. 
Child Development, 85(5),1795-804. [PDF]

Piantadosi, S.T., Kidd, C., & Aslin, R.N. (2014.) 
Rich Analysis and Rational Models: Inferring individual behavior from infant looking data. 
Developmental Science, 17(3), 321–337. [PDF]

Kidd, C., Palmeri, H., & Aslin, R.N. (2013.) 
Rational Snacking: Young children’s decision-making on the marshmallow task is moderated by beliefs about environmental reliability. 
Cognition, 126, 109-114. [PDF]

Kidd, C., Piantadosi, S.T., & Aslin, R.N. (2012.) 
The Goldilocks Effect: Human infants allocate attention to visual sequences that are neither too simple nor too complex. 
PLOS ONE, 7(5), e36399. [PDF]

Kidd, C., White, K.S., & Aslin, R.N. (2011.) 
Toddlers use speech disfluencies to predict speakers’ referential intentions. 
Developmental Science, 14(4), 925–934. [PDF]

McGovern, G.C., Kidd, C., & Piantadosi, S.T. (2010.) 
Psychology of authority in quid pro quo sexual harassment cases: 50 years of psychological science demonstrate the influence of authority and social norms. 
Louisiana Advocates (pp. 14-17). Baton Rouge: Louisiana Association for Justice. [PDF]

 

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS PAPERS

Wade, S., & Kidd, C. (2020).

Influence of topic knowledge on curiosity.

Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Martí, L., Mollica, F., Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (2019). 

Same Words, Same Context, Different Meanings: People are unaware that their own concepts are not always shared.

Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Ullman, T.D., Alonso-Diaz, S., Ferrigno, S., Zahid, S., & Kidd, C. (2017.) 
Weighty matters: The role of physical weight in non-physical language across age and culture. 
Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Azab, H., Ruskin, D. & Kidd, C. (2016). 
Adults' guesses on probabilistic tasks reveal incremental representativeness biases. 
Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Martí, L., Mollica, F., Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (2016). 
The metacognition of certainty. 
Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Hemmer, P., Persaud, K., Kidd, C., & Piantadosi, S.T. (2015.) 
Inferring the Tsimane' people's use of color categories from recognition memory. 
Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Macias, C., Yung, A., Hemmer, P., & Kidd, C. (2015.) 
Memory strategically encodes externally unavailable information. 
Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Partridge, E., McGovern, M., Yung, A., & Kidd, C. (2015.) 
Young children's self-directed information gathering on touchscreens. 
Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Pelz, M., Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (2015.) 
The dynamics of idealized attention in complex learning environments. 
Proceedings of the Fifth Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics. [PDF]

 

Pelz, M., Yung, A., & Kidd, C. (2015.) 
Quantifying Curiosity and Exploratory Play on Touchscreen Tablets. 
Proceedings of the IDC 2015 Workshop on Digital Assessment and Promotion of Children's Curiosity. [PDF]

Sumner, E., DeAngelis, E., Hyatt, M., Goodman, N.D., & Kidd, C. (2015.) 
Toddlers Always Get the Last Word: Recency biases in early verbal behavior. 
Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Wade, S., & Kidd, C. (2015.) 
Cross-cultural comparison of peer influence on discovery rate during play. 
Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]

Kidd, C., Piantadosi, S.T., & Aslin, R.N. (2010.) 
The Goldilocks Effect: Infantsʼ preference for visual stimuli that are neither too predictable nor too surprising. 
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2476-2481). [PDF]

Kidd, C., White, K.S., & Aslin, R.N. (2009.) 
Children’s use of disfluencies for pragmatic inference in lexical development. 
Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1494-1499). [PDF]

 

OTHER PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Kidd, C. (2018.)

Summary of responses to dialog initiation “Curiosity as driver of extreme specialization in humans”.

IEEE Cognitive and Developmental Systems (CDS) Newsletter, 15(1), 15. [SUMMARY PDF] [ISSUE PDF]​

Kidd, C. (2017.) 

Curiosity as Driver of Extreme Specialization in Humans. 

IEEE Cognitive and Developmental Systems (CDS) Newsletter, 14(2), 12-13. [PDF]

Kidd, C. (2016.) 
The Importance of Conceptual Replications for Testing Computational Cognitive Theories. 
IEEE Cognitive and Developmental Systems (CDS) Newsletter, 13(2), 10-11. [PDF]

Oudeyer, P., Lopes, M., Kidd, C., & Gottlieb, J. (2016.) 
Curiosity and intrinsic motivation for autonomous machine learning. 
European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) News, 17, 34-35. [PDF]

Kidd, C. (2013.) 
Rational Approaches to Learning and Development. 
Ph.D. Thesis, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester. [THESIS PDF] [SYNOPSIS PDF]

Kidd, C., White, K.S., & Aslin, R.N. (2011.) 
Learning the Meaning of “Um”: Toddlersʼ developing use of speech disfluencies as cues to speakersʼ referential intentions. 
In I. Arnon & E.V. Clark (Eds.), Experience, Variation, and Generalization: Learning a First Language (Trends in Language Acquisition Research). 
Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (pp. 91–106). [PDF]

 

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