Papers

What 'diversity' means depends on your perspective: A commentary on Kidd & Garcia (2022). Foushee, R. & Casillas, M. (2022). First Language. (BibTeX) (preprint)

Empirical audit and review and an assessment of evidentiary value in research on the psychological consequences of scarcity. 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. (2021). PNAS, 118 (44). (BibTeX) (publisher) (repo)

What causes the word gap? Financial concerns may systematically suppress child-directed speech. Ellwood-Lowe, M., Foushee, R., & Srinivasan, M. (2021). Developmental Science. (BibTeX) (publisher) (preprint) (repo)

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

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)

‘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)

Under Review or Revision

Active learning in language development. Foushee, R., Srinivasan, M., & Xu, F.

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

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

Bringing a better Earth closer by sending students into Space: A flexible thought experiment for use in developmental science courses. Foushee, R.

Proceedings

Getting to the root of linguistic alignment: Tree comparison as a measure of syntactic alignment and index of language development in children with and without early brain injury Foushee, R., Byrne, D., Casillas, M. & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2022) In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Child-directed listening: How caregiver inference enables children's early verbal communication. Meylan, S. C., Foushee, R., Bergelson, E., & Levy, R. (2021) In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (BibTeX) (pdf)

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) (site) (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

Getting to the root of linguistic alignment. Foushee, R., Byrne, D., Casillas, M. & Goldin-Meadow, S. (July 2022). 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Toronto, CA.

How (whether) adults' non-linguistic behaviors contribute to communicative development. Foushee, R. & Goldin-Meadow, S. (April 2022). Cross-Talks: Cognition in Context, University of Chicago.

Infants who mostly overhear nonetheless show knowledge of nouns and fine-grained social language. Foushee, R. & Srinivasan, M. (April 2022). 12th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society (cds), Madison, WI.

What do infants know when they mostly overhear? Foushee, R. & Srinivasan, M. (April 2022). Developmental Brownbag, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.