Peer-reviewed journal articles

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

Piantadosi, S.T., & Kidd, C. (2016.)
Endogenous or Exogenous? The data don't say.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [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. [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

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]

Marti, 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. (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]


Under review and in-progress *

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Mintz, T.H., Walker, R.L., Welday, A., & Kidd, C. (Under review).
Infantsʼ universal sensitivity to vowel harmony and their use of vowel harmony as a cue for segmenting speech.

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

Sumner, E., DeAngelis, E., Hyatt, M., Goodman, N.D.& Kidd, C. (Under review).
Toddlers Get the Last Word: Recency drives children's question answering.

Temperley, D., Yung, A. & Kidd, C. (Under review).
Listeners prefer melodies of intermediate complexity.

Kidd, C., Blanchard, T., Aslin, R.N., & Hayden, B.Y. (In prep).
Curious George: Intrinsic curiosity and information-seeking behavior in monkey learners.

Kidd, C., Blanchard, T., Aslin, R.N., & Hayden, B.Y. (In prep).
Probabilistic expectations drive the visual behavior of human infant and monkey learners in the absence of reward reinforcement.

Kidd, C. & Aslin, R.N. (In prep).
Infantsʼ rational use of social cues during word learning.



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