Papers

Self-directed learning by preschoolers in a naturalistic overhearing context. Foushee, R., Srinivasan, M., & Xu, F. (2021) Cognition, 206, 104415. (BibTeX) (publisher) (preprint) (repo)

Selective attention based on speech complexity and learning rate. Foushee, R., Srinivasan, M., & Xu, F. (submitted). (BibTeX) (preprint)

What causes the word gap? Financial concerns systematically suppress child-directed speech. Ellwood-Lowe, M., Foushee, R., & Srinivasan, M. (under revision). (preprint)

Child-directed listening: How caregiver inference enables children's early verbal communication. Meylan, S. C., Foushee, R., Bergelson, E., & Levy, R. (preprint)

Do the effects of psychologically induced scarcity replicate? An empirical audit and review. O'Donnell, M., Dev, Amelia S., Antonoplis, S., Baum, S., Benedetti, A., Brown, D., Carrillo, B., Choi, A., Connor, P. R., Donnelly, K., Ellwood-Lowe, M. E., Foushee, R., Jansen, R., Jarvis, S. N., Lundell-Creagh, R., Ocampo, J. M., Okafor, G. N., Azad, Z. R., Rosenblum, M., Schatz, D., Stein, D. H., Wang, Y., Moore, D. A., & Nelson, L. D. (submitted).

Could both be right? Children's and adults' sensitivity to subjectivity in language. Foushee, R. & Srinivasan, M. (in prep).

Sociolinguistic development in a diverse multilinguistic environment. Foushee, R., Baharloo, R., & Srinivasan, M. (in prep).

‘Two-pound cookies’ or ‘two pounds of cookies’: Children’s appreciation of quantity expressions. Foushee, R., Falkou, N., & Li, P. (2016). Language Acquisition, 24(4), 400–416. (BibTeX) (publisher) (preprint)

Linguistic conventionality and the role of epistemic reasoning in mutual exclusivity inference. Srinivasan, M., Foushee, R., Bartnof, A. & Barner, D (2019). Cognition, 189, 193–208. (BibTeX) (repo) (publisher) (preprint)

When Allah meets Ganesha: Developing supernatural concepts in a religiously diverse society. Shtulman, A., Foushee, R., Barner, D., Dunham, Y., & Srinivasan, M. (2019). Cognitive Development, 52. (BibTeX) (publisher) (preprint)

Learning language from within: Children use semantic generalizations to infer new word meanings. Srinivasan, M., Al-Mughairy, S., Foushee, R., & Barner, D. (2017). Cognition, 159, 193–208. (BibTeX) (repo) (publisher) (preprint)

Variations in syntax or lexical semantics on object and substance kind construal: A Mayan case study. Li, P., Chen, F., Foushee, R., Barner, D., & Carey, S. (submitted).

Proceedings

What counts as math? Relating conceptions of math with anxiety about math. Foushee, R., Jansen, R., & Srinivasan, M. (2017). In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (BibTeX) (pdf)

Could both be right? Children’s and adults’ sensitivity to subjectivity in language. Foushee, R. & Srinivasan, M. (2017). In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (BibTeX) (pdf)

Active overhearing: Development in preschoolers’ skill at ‘listening in’ to naturalistic overheard speech. Foushee, R. & Xu, F. (2016). In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (BibTeX) (pdf)

Daxing with a dax: Evidence of productive lexical structures in children. Al-Mughairy, S., Foushee, R., Srinivasan, M., & Barner, D. (2015). In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (BibTeX) (pdf)

Lexical complexity of child-directed and overheard speech: Implications for learning. Foushee, R., Griffiths, T., & Srinivasan, M. (2016). In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (BibTeX) (pdf)

White Papers

Reimagining school readiness: A literature review. Hadani, H. & Foushee, R. (2016). (BibTeX) (pdf)

Curious minds: What research tells us about building STEM connections in early childhood. Hadani, H., Kennedy, K., Foushee, R., & Jaeger, G. (2017). (BibTeX) (pdf)

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Differential impacts of linguistic alignment across caregiver-child dyads and levels of linguistic structure. Foushee, R., Byrne, D., Casillas, M., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (March 2021). 34th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (cuny2021).

Development in understanding epistemic modal verbs as seen through modal judgment tasks. Foushee, R., Wehry, J., Starr, A., O'Grady, S., & Srinivasan, M. (April 2021). Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (srcd21).

The impact of speech complexity on preschoolers' attention and learning. Foushee, R., Srinivasan, M., & Xu, F. (April 2021). Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (srcd21).

Language-learning that isn't taught: Child attention and linguistic complexity in learning from naturalistic overheard speech. Foushee, R. (October 2020). Institute of Human Development, UC Berkeley. Foushee, R. (April 2020). Language and Cognition Lab, Stanford University.

Not 'just semantics': Subjective disagreement and social reasoning. Foushee, R. (March 2020). MindCORE, University of Pennsylvania.

Future directions at the intersection of active learning and language development. Foushee, R. (January 2020). iSearch Research Retreat, Tegernsee, Germany

Infant language socialization in Tseltal Maya and around the world. Foushee, R. (November 2019). Psychology and Economics of Poverty (pep), Berkeley, CA.

Sociolinguistic development in a diverse, multilinguistic society: Evidence from 7- to 14-year-old children in Gujarat, India. Foushee, R. & Srinivasan, M. (October 2019). Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society (cds), Louisville, KY.

How robust are scarcity inductions? A systematic replication of the scarcity priming literature. Foushee, R., Jansen, R., & Ellwood-Lowe, M. (May 2019). Psychology and Economics of Poverty (pep) Convening, Center for Effective Global Action (cega), Berkeley, CA. (BibTeX) (slides)