Renee L Baillargeon, Alumni Distinguished Professor

1985 …2019
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2019

Do infants in the first year of life expect equal resource allocations?

Dawkins, M. B., Sloane, S. & Baillargeon, R. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, FEB, 116.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Play and Playthings
Resource Allocation
Research
Cognition

Infants expect leaders to right wrongs

Stavans, M. & Baillargeon, R. L., Aug 13 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 33, p. 16292-16301 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Play and Playthings
Ursidae
Punishment
Anthropology
Cues
Punishment
Theft
Play and Playthings
2018

Four-month-old infants individuate and track simple tools following functional demonstrations

Stavans, M. & Baillargeon, R. L., Jan 1 2018, In : Developmental science. 21, 1, e12500.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Individuation

Infants distinguish between leaders and bullies

Margoni, F., Baillargeon, R. L. & Surian, L., Sep 18 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 38, p. E8835-E8843

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bullying
Power (Psychology)
Fear

Infants expect ingroup support to override fairness when resources are limited

Bian, L., Sloane, S. & Baillargeon, R. L., Jan 1 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 11, p. 2705-2710 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Play and Playthings
Angelman Syndrome
Cognition
Research

Interpreting failed replications of early false-belief findings: Methodological and theoretical considerations

Baillargeon, R. L., Baillargeon, R. & Southgate, V., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Cognitive Development.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Young infants expect an unfamiliar adult to comfort a crying baby: Evidence from a standard violation-of-expectation task and a novel infant-triggered-video task

Jin, K. S., Houston, J. L., Baillargeon, R. L., Groh, A. M. & Roisman, G. I., May 1 2018, In : Cognitive Psychology. 102, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crying
baby
infant
video
event
2017

Explanation-based learning in infancy

Baillargeon, R. L. & DeJong, G. F., Oct 1 2017, In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 24, 5, p. 1511-1526 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
Teaching
Infancy
Asymmetrical

Infants possess an abstract expectation of ingroup support

Jin, K. S. & Baillargeon, R. L., Aug 1 2017, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 31, p. 8199-8204 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2016

Psychological reasoning in infancy

Baillargeon, R. L., Scott, R. M. & Bian, L., Jan 4 2016, In : Annual review of psychology. 67, p. 159-186 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychology
Research Personnel
Automatic Data Processing
Research

Young infants view physically possible support events as unexpected: New evidence for rule learning

Wang, S. H., Zhang, Y. & Baillargeon, R. L., Dec 1 2016, In : Cognition. 157, p. 100-105 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
Learning
event
learning
evidence
2015

Infants understand deceptive intentions to implant false beliefs about identity: New evidence for early mentalistic reasoning

Scott, R. M., Richman, J. C. & Baillargeon, R. L., Nov 1 2015, In : Cognitive Psychology. 82, p. 32-56 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Play and Playthings
toy
infant
evidence
experiment
2014

The development of infants' use of novel verbal information when reasoning about others' actions

Song, H. J., Baillargeon, R. L. & Fisher, C. L., Mar 24 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 3, e92387.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant development
Child Development
testing
Aptitude
Research
2013
Autistic Disorder
Sociological Factors
Surveys and Questionnaires

Do Infants Really Expect Agents to Act Efficiently? A Critical Test of the Rationality Principle

Scott, R. M. & Baillargeon, R. L., Jan 1 2013, In : Psychological Science. 24, 4, p. 466-474 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early false-belief understanding in traditional non-Western societies

Barrett, H. C., Broesch, T., Scott, R. M., He, Z., Baillargeon, R. L., Wu, D., Bolz, M., Henrich, J., Setoh, P., Wang, J. & Laurence, S., Mar 22 2013, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 280, 1755, 20122575.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cross cultural studies
social adjustment
Fiji
Ecuador
childhood

Young infants haèe biological expectations about animals

Setoh, P., Wu, D., Baillargeon, R. L. & Gelman, R., Oct 1 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110, 40, p. 15937-15942 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychology
2012

2.5-year-olds succeed at a verbal anticipatory-looking false-belief task

He, Z., Bolz, M. & Baillargeon, R. L., Mar 1 2012, In : British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 30, 1, p. 14-29 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chin
Hand
Research

Do infants have a sense of fairness?

Sloane, S., Baillargeon, R. L. & Premack, D., Jan 1 2012, In : Psychological Science. 23, 2, p. 196-204 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reward

False-belief understanding in 2.5-year-olds: Evidence from two novel verbal spontaneous-response tasks

Scott, R. M., He, Z., Baillargeon, R. L. & Cummins, D., Mar 1 2012, In : Developmental science. 15, 2, p. 181-193 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Linguistics
Research Personnel
Research
Population
Cognition
cognition
infant
Weights and Measures
Wool
personality development
infant
Physical
Infancy
Object Individuation
personality development
infant
Physical
Infancy
Object Individuation

Object Individuation and Physical Reasoning in Infancy: An Integrative Account

Baillargeon, R. L., Stavans, M., Wu, D., Gertner, Y., Setoh, P., Kittredge, A. K. & Bernard, A., Jan 1 2012, In : Language Learning and Development. 8, 1, p. 4-46 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

personality development
infant
Physical
Infancy
Object Individuation
2011
Research Personnel
Research
2010

Attributing false beliefs about non-obvious properties at 18 months

Scott, R. M., Baillargeon, R. L., Song, H. J. & Leslie, A. M., Dec 1 2010, In : Cognitive Psychology. 61, 4, p. 366-395 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
paradigm
experiment
Experiments
Data storage equipment

Toward a mentalistic account of early psychological reasoning

Luo, Y. & Baillargeon, R. L., Oct 1 2010, In : Current Directions in Psychological Science. 19, 5, p. 301-307 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychology
Psychological
Disposition
Entity
Nonhuman
2009

Which penguin is this? attributing false beliefs about object identity at 18 months

Scott, R. M. & Baillargeon, R. L., Jul 1 2009, In : Child development. 80, 4, p. 1172-1196 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spheniscidae
subsystem
infant
toy
Play and Playthings

Young infants' reasoning about physical events involving inert and self-propelled objects

Luo, Y., Kaufman, L. & Baillargeon, R. L., Jun 1 2009, In : Cognitive Psychology. 58, 4, p. 441-486 46 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
event
experiment
Experiments
Cognitive Science
2008

Can an agent's false belief be corrected by an appropriate communication? Psychological reasoning in 18-month-old infants

Song, H. J., Onishi, K. H., Baillargeon, R. L. & Fisher, C. L., Dec 1 2008, In : Cognition. 109, 3, p. 295-315 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
Communication
Psychology
communication
event

Can infants be "taught" to attend to a new physical variable in an event category? The case of height in covering events

Wang, S. H. & Baillargeon, R. L., Jun 1 2008, In : Cognitive Psychology. 56, 4, p. 284-326 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
learning account
event
Learning
Teaching

Infants' Reasoning About Others' False Perceptions

Song, H. J. & Baillargeon, R. L., Nov 1 2008, In : Developmental psychology. 44, 6, p. 1789-1795 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mephitidae
infant
Hair
Form Perception
event
Cognitive Science
Research Personnel

Young infants' actions reveal their developing knowledge of support variables: Converging evidence for violation-of-expectation findings

Hespos, S. J. & Baillargeon, R. L., Apr 1 2008, In : Cognition. 107, 1, p. 304-316 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
Play and Playthings
toy
evidence
Violations
2007

15-month-old infants detect violations in pretend scenarios

Onishi, K. H., Baillargeon, R. L. & Leslie, A. M., Jan 1 2007, In : Acta Psychologica. 124, 1, p. 106-128 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shoes
Drinking
Scenarios
Violations
Experiment

Can 9.5-month-old infants attribute to an agent a disposition to perform a particular action on objects?

Song, H. J. & Baillargeon, R. L., Jan 1 2007, In : Acta Psychologica. 124, 1, p. 79-105 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Disposition
Research
Experiment

Do 12.5-month-old infants consider what objects others can see when interpreting their actions?

Luo, Y. & Baillargeon, R. L., Dec 1 2007, In : Cognition. 105, 3, p. 489-512 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
Research
experiment
2006

Décalage in infants' knowledge about occlusion and containment events: Converging evidence from action tasks

Hespos, S. J. & Baillargeon, R. L., Mar 1 2006, In : Cognition. 99, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
Play and Playthings
toy
event
evidence

Infants' physical knowledge affects their change detection

Wang, S. H. & Baillargeon, R. L., Mar 1 2006, In : Developmental science. 9, 2, p. 173-181 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research
2005

Can a self-propelled box have a goal? - Psychological reasoning in 5-month-old infants

Luo, Y. & Baillargeon, R. L., Aug 1 2005, In : Psychological Science. 16, 8, p. 601-608 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychology
Research Personnel
Research

Can infants attribute to an agent a disposition to perform a particular action?

Song, H. J., Baillargeon, R. L. & Fisher, C. L., Dec 1 2005, In : Cognition. 98, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

disposition
infant
Disposition
Research
evidence
infant
continuity
event
evidence
Cognition

Detecting continuity violations in infancy: A new account and new evidence from covering and tube events

Wang, S. H., Baillargeon, R. L. & Paterson, S., Jan 1 2005, In : Cognition. 95, 2, p. 129-173 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
continuity
event
evidence
Cognition

Do 15-month-old infants understand false beliefs?

Oniski, K. K. & Baillargeon, R. L., Apr 8 2005, In : Science. 308, 5719, p. 255-258 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Play and Playthings
Research Personnel

When the ordinary seems unexpected: Evidence for incremental physical knowledge in young infants

Luo, Y. & Baillargeon, R. L., Jan 1 2005, In : Cognition. 95, 3, p. 297-328 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
event
evidence
Physical
knowledge
2004

Infants' physical world

Baillargeon, R. L., Jun 1 2004, In : Current Directions in Psychological Science. 13, 3, p. 89-94 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Blindness
Teaching
Physical World
Physical
Change Blindness

Young infants' reasoning about hidden objects: Evidence from violation-of-expectation tasks with test trials only

Wang, S. H., Baillargeon, R. L. & Brueckner, L., Oct 1 2004, In : Cognition. 93, 3, p. 167-198 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
evidence
experiment
Research
Violations
2003

Perseverative responding in a violation-of-expectation task in 6.5-month-old infants

Aguiar, A. & Baillargeon, R. L., Jul 1 2003, In : Cognition. 88, 3, p. 277-316 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
event
Aptitude
experiment
Child Behavior