Cognitive Development

(The median citation count of Cognitive Development is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
Mechanisms linking socioeconomic status and academic achievement in early childhood: Cognitive stimulation and language35
Emotion understanding and the moral self-concept as motivators of prosocial behavior in middle childhood33
Young children’s judgments and reasoning about prosocial acts: Impermissible, suberogatory, obligatory, or supererogatory?22
Theory of puppets?: A critique of the use of puppets as stimulus materials in psychological research with young children19
Near- and far-transfer effects of an executive function intervention for 2nd to 5th-grade struggling readers19
Developmental shifts toward structural explanations and interventions for social status disparities18
Cognition and cognizance in preschool predict school achievement in primary school17
Individual differences in adolescents’ willingness to invest cognitive effort: Relation to need for cognition, motivation and cognitive capacity17
Longitudinal associations between theory of mind and metaphor understanding during middle childhood16
Reading minds and reading texts: Evidence for independent and specific associations15
Pretend play as a protective factor for developing executive functions among children living in poverty15
Children’s perception of social robots as a source of information across different domains of knowledge14
Categorization of objects and faces in the infant brain and its sensitivity to maternal odor: further evidence for the role of intersensory congruency in perceptual development14
Executive function and Theory of Mind in explaining young children’s moral reasoning: A Test of the Hierarchical Competing Systems Model13
Distinct inhibition dimensions differentially account for working memory performance in 5-year-old children13
Understanding verbal indirect communication in monolingual and bilingual children13
The role of spatial abilities in young children’s spatially-focused touchscreen game play12
Development of executive functions in late childhood and the mediating role of cooperative learning: A longitudinal study11
The development of event perception and memory11
Young children’s moral judgments depend on the social relationship between agents11
What should we eat for breakfast? American and Chinese children’s prescriptive judgments about breakfast foods11
Simplicity and validity in infant research11
Developmental reconstruction of cognitive ability: Interactions between executive, cognizance, and reasoning processes in childhood10
Development of face-based trustworthiness impressions in childhood: A systematic review and metaanalysis10
Two-digit number writing and arithmetic in Year 1 children: Does number word inversion matter?10
Why does social essentialism sometimes promote, and other times mitigate, prejudice development? A causal discounting perspective10
Help me understand: Adaptive information-seeking predicts academic achievement in school-aged children10
Gaze following emergence relies on both perceptual cues and social awareness10
Real-time assessment of looking time at central environmental cues for spontaneous recall in 35-month-olds10
Interpersonal regret and prosocial risk taking in children9
‘I didn’t even know one of the conventions before’: Explicit EFL spelling instruction and individual differences9
Children’s learning from implicit analogies during instruction: Evidence from fraction division9
Numeracy skills mediate the relation between executive function and mathematics achievement in early childhood9
Can autonomy play a role in causal reasoning?9
“You shouldn’t feel this way!” Children’s and adolescents’ interpersonal emotion regulation of victims’ and violators’ feelings after social exclusion9
Longitudinal relations between young students’ feelings about mathematics and arithmetic performance9
Morally-relevant theory of mind mediates the relationship between group membership and moral judgments9
Relations between intensionality, theory of mind and complex syntax in autism spectrum conditions and typical development9
The role of word-recognition accuracy in the development of word-recognition speed and reading comprehension in primary school: A longitudinal examination9
Children’s developing understanding that even reliable sources need to verify their claims9
The contribution of cognitive and linguistic skills in L1 and EFL to English spelling among native speakers of Arabic and Hebrew9
Learning about germs in a global pandemic: Children’s knowledge and avoidance of contagious illness before and after COVID-199
Is a robot a boy? Japanese children’s and adults’ gender-attribute bias toward robots and its implications for education on gender stereotypes8
Home learning environment and physical development impact children’s executive function development and literacy in rural Côte d’Ivoire8
Expressions of shyness and theory of mind in children: A psychophysiological study8
Moral masters or moral apprentices? A connectionist account of sociomoral evaluation in preverbal infants8
Fantasy orientation and creativity in childhood: A closer look8
A multidimensional investigation of pretend play and language competence: Concurrent and longitudinal relations in preschoolers8
Relating a picture and 1000 words: Self-derivation through integration within and across presentation formats8
Food as a borderline domain of knowledge: The development of domain-specific inductive reasoning strategies in young children8
Rhythm discrimination and metronome tapping in 4-year-old children at risk for developmental dyslexia7
Contributions of working memory and sustained attention to children’s reading achievement: A commonality analysis approach7
Selective and divided attention modulates audiovisual integration in adolescents7
Numerical estimation strategies are correlated with math ability in school-aged children7
Age-related changes in the impact of valence on self-referential processing in female adolescents and young adults7
Young children show positive emotions when seeing someone get the help they deserve7
Evaluating and communicating about the healthiness of foods: Predictors of parents’ judgments and parent-child conversations7
Sharing scenarios facilitate division performance in preschoolers7
Developmental differences in monitoring accuracy and cue use when estimating whole-number and fraction magnitudes6
Underpinning prosociality: Age related performance in theory of mind, empathic understanding, and moral reasoning6
What I know and what you know: The role of metacognitive strategies in preschoolers’ selective social learning6
The interplay between spatial ordinal knowledge, linearity of number-space mapping, and arithmetic skills6
Spatial exploration strategies in childhood; exploration behaviours are predictive of navigation success6
Spatial language and mental transformation in preschoolers: Does relational reasoning matter?6
Young Children Treat Puppets and Dolls Like Real Persons in Theory of Mind Research: A meta-analysis of false-belief understanding across ages and countries6
Young children and screen-based media: The impact on cognitive and socioemotional development and the importance of parental mediation6
Exploring the impact of parental education, ethnicity and context on parent and child mental-state language6
Multiplication facts and number sense in children with mathematics learning disabilities and typical achievers6
Nationality cognition in India: Social category information impacts children’s judgments of people and their national identity6
Cognitive flexibility and strategy training allow young children to overcome transfer-Utilization Deficiencies6
The relation between drawing and language in preschoolers: The role of working Memory and executive functions6
Children approve of lying to benefit another person’s reputation6
Puppet studies present clear and distinct windows into the child’s mind6
The effect of taxing situations on preschool children’s responses to peer conflict6
Children’s experience of economic inequality: How earning position influences prosocial behavior6
The moderating effect of bilingualism on lifespan cognitive development6
The influence of first language spelling and response inhibition skills on English-as-an-additional-language spelling5
OMG GMO! Parent-child conversations about genetically modified foods5
Cultural similarities and differences in the development of sociomoral judgments: An eye-tracking study5
Children selectively demonstrate their competence to a puppet when others depict it as an agent5
Developmental changes in children’s recognition of the relevance of evidence to causal explanations5
Inequity aversion in old age: An outcome bias in older adults’ socio-economic decisions5
Unconventional tool use in infants: Using a familiar tool in a novel way in the second year of life5
Interactional training interventions boost children’s expressive pragmatic abilities: evidence from a novel multidimensional testing approach5
A time for a meal? Children’s conceptions of short-term and long-term effects of foods5
Developmental changes in understanding emotion in speech in children in Japan and the United States5
Shared-reading in small groups: Examining the effects of question demand level and placement5
Long-term relevance and interrelation of symbolic and non-symbolic abilities in mathematical-numerical development: Evidence from large-scale assessment data5
The time window for sense of agency in school-age children is different from that in young adults5
Mapping between number notations in kindergarten and the role of home numeracy5
The Domain Frequency Association: A mental shortcut to guide children’s generalization of norms and preferences5
Coding of featural information in visual working memory in 2.5-year-old toddlers5
Social information reduces infants’ avoidance of plants5
The utility of diagrams in elementary problem solving5
Don’t forget your lunch: Age and individual differences in how children perform everyday tasks5
The beginnings of tool innovation in human ontogeny: How three- to five-year-olds solve the vertical and horizontal tube task5
Executive function and the development of social information processing during the preschool years5
The development of inequity aversion in Chinese children5
Have your cake, and your asparagus, too: Young children expect variety-seeking behavior from agents with diverse desires5
The effect of episodic future simulation and motivation on young children’s induced-state episodic foresight5
Preschool children’s private speech content and performance on executive functioning and problem-solving tasks5
Parental mental-state talk and false belief understanding in Hong Kong children5
The development of handwriting speed and its relationship with graphic speed and spelling5
Bidirectional associations among executive functions, visual-spatial skills, and mathematical achievement in primary school students: Insights from a longitudinal study5
False belief understanding and narrative comprehension in the preschool years5
The impact of informant type on children's animal knowledge learning4
Exploring how visual attention, inhibitory control, and co-speech gesture instruction contribute to children’s analogical reasoning ability4
Does English orthography influence bilingual Spanish readers? The effect of grapheme crosslinguistic congruency and complexity on letter detection4
Counting promotes proportional moral evaluation in preschool-aged children4
Working memory capacity, variability, and response to intervention at age 6 and its association to inattention and mathematics age 94
Pretending at hand: How children perceive and process puppets4
Chinese kindergarteners skilled in mental abacus have advantages in spatial processing and attention4
Rational number conceptualization predicts mathematics achievement: Quantity matters4
Age difference in the forward testing effect: The roles of strategy change and release from proactive interference4
Interactive elaborative storytelling fosters vocabulary in pre-schoolers compared to repeated-reading and phonemic awareness interventions4
Bilingualism and the executive function advantage in preterm-born children4
Theory of mind understanding, but whose mind? Affiliation with the target is related to children’s false belief performance4
Sex differences in response inhibition in young children4
Theory of mind and executive function in early childhood: A cross-cultural investigation4
Cultural affordances: Does model reliability affect over-imitation in preschoolers4
Perceiving size through sound in sighted and visually impaired children4
Flexible retrieval of semantic knowledge predicts temporal memory, but not memory for other types of context, in 4-6-year-olds4
The development of cognitive functioning indices in early childhood4
The influence of children’s first action when learning causal structure from exploratory play4
Discontinuity from implicit to explicit theory of mind from infancy to preschool age4
From foods to artifacts: Children’s evaluative and taxonomic categorization across multiple domains4
Parent and child spontaneous focus on number, mathematical abilities, and mathematical talk during play activities4
Grown or made? Children’s determination of the origins of natural versus processed foods4
American heterosexual emerging adults’ reasoning about the fairness of household labor4
A critical review of number order judgements and arithmetic: What do order verification tasks actually measure?4
The predictive value of the cognitive scale of the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-III4
The sequence of acquisition for theory of mind concepts: The combined effect of both cultural and environmental factors4
Hot and cool executive function and body mass index in young children4
A longitudinal reciprocal relation between theory of mind and language4
Children’s and adults’ beliefs about the stability of traits from infancy to adulthood: Contributions of age and executive function3
Preschoolers can be instructed to use proactive control3
Perceptual Access Reasoning: What are the alternatives?3
“I can’t remember!” Three-year-olds struggle to strategically access encoded and consolidated memories3
Children consider a speaker’s information privilege and engage in adaptive selective trust in referential cues3
Children’s developing reflections on and understanding of creativity3
Associations between maternal behavior, infant joint attention, and social vulnerability3
Contingent experience with touchscreens promotes parent-child conversations3
Examining relations between parent-child narrative talk and children’s episodic foresight and theory of mind3
‘If-then’ but when? Effects of implementation intentions on children’s and adolescents’ prospective memory3
Early understanding of ownership helps infants efficiently organize objects in memory3
Foundations for early mathematics skills: The interplay of approximate number system, mapping ability, and home numeracy activities3
Individual differences in children’s anthropomorphic tendencies to their special objects3
Executive functioning profiles in adolescence: Using person-centered approaches to understand heterogeneity3
Parental mental state talk in two contexts: Parents’ cognitive sentential complements are positively associated with children’s theory of mind3
Reply to Poulin-Dubois et al. (2023): Replication problems concerning both implicit and explicit false belief reasoning greatly reduced the chance of finding longitudinal correlations.3
Not for kids: 2nd grade school children require more practice than adults to attain long-term gains in a graphomotor task3
Children show economic trust for both ingroup and outgroup partners3
Quitting rules in hybrid foraging search: From early childhood to early adulthood3
Sequential modulations of executive control processes throughout lifespan in numerosity comparison3
Do children know that fantastic events in television programs are not real?3
Role of manually-generated visual cues in crawling and non-crawling 9-month-old infants’ mental rotation3
A Micro-Analytic Approach to Parent-Child Reminiscing3
Children’s prediction of others’ behavior based on group vs. individual properties3
An investigation of word learning in the presence of gaze: Evidence from school-age children with typical development or Autism Spectrum Disorder3
Is secondhand information better read or said? Factors influencing children’s endorsements of text-based information3
Cheat to win: Children’s judgements of advantageous vs. disadvantageous rule breaking3
Young children selectively adopt sharing norms according to norm content and donor age3
Generalizing solutions across functionally similar problems correlates with world knowledge and working memory in 2.5- to 4.5-year-olds3
Does accent trump skin color in guiding children’s social preferences? Evidence from Brazil’s natural lab3
Primary school children’s verbal working memory performances in classrooms with different acoustic conditions3
The relations among navigation, object analysis, and magnitude perception in children: Evidence for a network of Euclidean geometry3
Preschoolers represent others’ false beliefs about emotions3
Is cultural variation the norm? A closer look at sequencing of the theory of mind scale3
Effects of group membership and visual access on children’s selective trust in competitive and non-competitive contexts3
The role of parent-led and child-led home numeracy activities in early mathematical skills3
What is a good question asker better at? From unsystematic generalization to adult-like selectivity across childhood3
How do working memory and inhibition contribute to the SNARC effect in Chinese school-aged children?3
Are the acuities of magnitude representations of different types and ranges of numbers related? Testing the core assumption of the integrated theory of numerical development3
Prerequisite skills in cognitive testing: Innovations in theory and recommendations for practice3
Spatial abilities in Down syndrome: Characterising the profile of spatial skills and models of spatial development3
Sociodramatic play enhances preschoolers’ private speech and motivation across activities3
Mental imagery and visual working memory abilities appear to be unrelated in childhood: Evidence for individual differences in strategy use3
Concurrent predictors of science core knowledge in preschool3
What does the Strange Stories test measure? Developmental and within-test variation3
Children’s group loyalty is related to parental in-group collectivism2
The influence of bilingualism on adolescent cognition: The roles of biculturalism, the bilingual profile, and linguistic similarity2
Could sensitivity to object authenticity be developmentally delayed in autism?2
Children's comprehension of narrative texts: Protagonists’ goals and mental representation of coherence relations2
Age group differences in SFON tendency and arithmetical skills of four to seven year olds in four countries with different school starting ages2
Emotion words in early childhood: A language transcript analysis2
Conceptualizing values abstractly: Longitudinal development and the role of concept formation and working memory2
Self-regulation as promotive for academic achievement in young children across risk contexts2
When and how children use explanations to guide generalizations2
Children’s food cognition: Introduction to the special issue2
Mediators of the associations between family income during adolescence and adult long-term memory and working memory2
Comments regarding Numerical Estimation Strategies Are Correlated with Math Ability in School-Age Children2
Longitudinal stability and cross-relations of prosocial behavior and the moral self-concept in early childhood2
Theory of puppets or theory of mind? Misunderstanding how children construe puppets in psychological research: A commentary on Packer and Moreno-Dulcey (2022)2
Judging character: How valence and social domain support character judgments in children and adults2
Valence or traits? Developmental change in children’s use of facial features to make inferences about others2
Cognitive flexibility explains unique variance in reading comprehension for elementary students2
The communicative nature of moral development: A theoretical framework on the emergence of moral reasoning in social interactions2
The development of divergent thinking despite poverty: Moderating factors2
What can the internet do?: Chinese and American children’s attitudes and beliefs about the internet2
Promoting future-oriented thought in an academic context2
Go if you know: Preschool children’s movements reflect their metacognitive monitoring2
How self-other control determines individual differences in adolescents’ theory of mind2
The relationship between executive processing and computational growth among monolingual and english learners with and without math difficulties: Does it help to be bilingual?2
An exploration of the structure of moral intuitions in early adolescence2
Thinking inside the box: Mental manipulation of working memory contents in 3- to 7-year-old children2
Remembering the future: Age-related differences in schoolchildren’s prospective memory depend on the cognitive resources employed by the task2
Do we perceive ethnic ingroup members as wealthier? Examining Hong Kong children’s inferences of wealth status based on resources and ethnic group membership2
The effects of improvements of sleep disturbances throughout kindergarten on executive function: A latent change score analysis2
Children’s attributions of knowledge and trustworthiness to persons with disabilities2
Understanding mathematical development in preschool children: The association between mathematical language and mathematical abilities2
Caregiver-child reminiscing and recounting across contexts2
Children’s evaluations of scarce (and abundant) resources: When does the “why” matter?2
The preschooler’s moral self and executive functions: An experimental approach with exclusion2
The influence of parental guidance on video game performance, exploration, and cortical activity in 5-year-old children2
Ownership as privileged utility2
Daily fluctuations in children’s working memory accuracy and precision: Variability at multiple time scales and links to daily sleep behavior and fluid intelligence2
The FORAGEKID Game: Hybrid-Foraging as a new way to study aspects of executive function in development2
Preschoolers’ acquisition of producer-product metonymy2
Residual effects of cannabis-use on neuropsychological functioning2
Cup! Cup? Cup: Comprehension of intentional prosody in adults and children2
The role of object features and emotional attachment on preschool children’s anthropomorphism of owned objects2
Developmental trends in children’s use of different monitoring processes to avoid false memories2
Inhibitory control training on executive functions of children and adolescents: A latent change score model approach2
Young children’s capacity to seek information in preparation for a future event2
Transgression of cooperative helping norms outweighs children’s intergroup bias2
To copy or not to copy: A comparison of selective trust and overimitation in young children2
Dynamic variation in receptive vocabulary acquisitions: Further evidence from the Young Lives study2