Kushnir, T. & Koenig, M. (in press). What I don't know won't hurt you: The relation between professed ignorance and later knowledge claims.
*Chernyak, N., **Trieu, B. & Kushnir, T. (2017). Preschoolers' selfish sharing is reduced by prior experience with proportional generosity. Open Mind. doi:10.1162/OPMI_a_00004
*Vredenburgh, C., *Yu, Y., & Kushnir, T. (2017). Young Children’s Flexible Social Cognition and Sensitivity to Context Facilitates Their Learning. In Sommerville J. & Decety J. (Eds.). Social Cognition: Development Across the Life Span. Taylor & Francis.
*Yu, Y & Kushnir, T. (2016). When what’s inside counts: Sequence of demonstrated actions affects preschooler’s categorization by non-obvious properties. Developmental Psychology, 52(3). 400-410. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000088
Wellman, H. M., Kushnir, T., Xu, F. & Brink, K. (2016). Infants Use Statistical Sampling to Understand the Psychological World. Infancy. 21(5), 668-676. DOI: 10.1111/infa.12131.
Josephs, M, Kushnir, T. Gräfenhain, M., & Rakoczy, H. (2016) Children protest moral and conventional violations more when they believe actions are freely chosen. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2015.08.002
Kushnir, T., Gopnik, A., *Chernyak, N., Seiver, E., & Wellman, H. M. (2015). Developing intuitions about free will between ages 4 and 6. Cognition.138, 79-101. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.01.003
Vredenburgh, C. & Kushnir, T. (2015). Young Children’s Help-Seeking As Information Gathering. Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12245
Yu, Y. & Kushnir, T. (2014). Social Context Effects in 2- and 4-year-olds' Selective Versus Faithful Imitation. Developmental Psychology, 50(3). doi: 10.1037/a0034242
Vredenburgh, C., Kushnir, T. & Cassasola, M. (2014). Pedagogical Cues Encourage Toddlers’ Transmission of Recently Demonstrated Functions to Unfamiliar Adults. Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12233
Chernyak, N., Kushnir, T. (2013). Giving preschoolers choice increases sharing behavior. Psychological Science, 24(10), 1971–1979.
Chernyak, N., Kushnir, T., **Sullivan, K., Wang, Q. (2013). A Comparison of American and Nepalese Children's Concepts of Freedom of Choice and Social Constraint. Cognitive Science, 37(7), 1343-55. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12046.
Kushnir, T., *Vredenburgh, C., & **Schneider, L. A. (2013). “Who can help me fix this toy?:” The distinction between causal knowledge and word knowledge guides preschoolers’ selective requests for information. Developmental Psychology. 49(3), 446–453.
Xu, F. & Kushnir, T. (2013). Infants are rational constructivist learners. Current directions in psychological science. 22(1) 28–32.
Kushnir, T., Xu, F. & Wellman, H. M. (2010). Young children use statistical sampling to infer the preferences of others. Psychological Science, 21, 1134-1140.
Kushnir, T., Wellman, H. M. & Gelman, S. A.(2008). The role of preschoolers’ social understanding in evaluating the informativeness of causal interventions. Cognition, 107, pp.1084-1092.
Kushnir, T. & Gopnik, A. (2007). Conditional probability versus spatial contiguity in causal learning: Preschoolers use new contingency evidence to overcome prior spatial assumptions. Developmental Psychology, 44, 186-196.