This page shows some of the scientific papers that have been published with data from children participating online! The number of researchers doing online studies has increased a huge amount in the past year, so we expect this list to grow quickly, especially with the help of all the families visiting!

Dunlea, J. P., Wolle, R. G., & Heiphetz, L. (2022). The essence of an immigrant identity: Children's pro-social responses to others based on perceived ability and desire to change. In K. Tobia and J. R. Beebe (Ed.), Experimental philosophy of identity and the self (pp. 217-230). New York, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.

Colomer, M. & Woodward, A. (2023). Should I learn from you? Seeing expectancy violations about action efficiency hinders social learning in infancy. Cognition, 230, 105293.

Dunlea, J. P., Goel, D., & Heiphetz, L. (2022). Children's socio-moral judgments and behaviors toward peers with and without incarcerated parents. Child Development, 93, e515-e530.

Payir, A., & Heiphetz, L. (In press). Children's and adults' attribution of moral judgments to human and supernatural agents. Journal of Cognition and Development.

Kominsky, J. F., Begus, K., Bass, I., Colantonio, J., Leonard, J. A., Mackey, A. P., & Bonawitz, E. (2021). Organizing the methodological toolbox: Lessons learned from implementing developmental methods online. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.

DeJesus, J. M., Venkatesh, S., & Kinzler, K. D. (2021). Young children’s ability to make predictions about novel illnesses. Child Development, 92(5), e817-e831.

Venkatesh, S., & DeJesus, J. M. (2021). Studying Children’s Eating at Home: Using Synchronous Videoconference Sessions to Adapt to COVID-19 and Beyond. Frontiers in Psychology, 3088.

Dunlea, J. P., & Heiphetz, L. (2021). Language shapes children’s attitudes: Consequences of internal, behavioral, and societal information in punitive and non-punitive contexts. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Nussenbaum, K., Scheuplein, M., Phaneuf, C. V., Evans, M. D., & Hartley, C. A. (2020). Moving developmental research online: comparing in-lab and web-based studies of model-based reinforcement learning. Collabra: Psychology, 6(1).

Manning, B. L., Harpole, A., Harriott, E. M., Postolowicz, K., & Norton, E. S. (2020). Taking language samples home: Feasibility, reliability, and validity of child language samples conducted remotely with video chat versus in-person. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(12), 3982-3990.

Sheskin, M., Scott, K., Mills, C.M., Bergelson, E., Bonawitz, E., Spelke, E., Fei-Fei, L., Keil, F., Gweon, H., Tenenbaum, J. B, Jara-Ettinger, J., Adplph, K., Rhodes, M., Frank, M. C., Mehr, S., Schulz, L. (2020). Online developmental science to foster innovation, access, and impactTrends in Cognitive Sciences.

Chuey, A., Lockhart, K., Sheskin, M., & Keil, F. (2020). Children and adults selectively generalize mechanistic knowledgeCognition199, 104231.

Talbott, M.R., et al. (2019) Brief Report: Preliminary Feasibility of the TEDI: A Novel Parent-Administered Telehealth Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms in the First Year of Life. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Chouinard, B., Scott, K., & Cusack, R. (2019). Using automatic face analysis to score infant behaviour from video collected online. Infant Behavior and Development54, 1-12.

Johnston, A. M., Sheskin, M., & Keil, F. C. (2019). Learning the Relevance of Relevance and the Trouble with Truth: Evaluating Explanatory Relevance across Childhood. Journal of Cognition and Development20, 555-572.

Yoon, E. J., Frank, M. C. (2019). Preschool children's understanding of polite requests. In CogSci 2019 Conference.

Kominsky, J. F., Gerstenberg, T., Pelz, M., Sheskin, M., Singmann, H., Schulz, L., & Keil, F. C. The trajectory of counterfactual simulation in development. In CogSci 2019 Conference.

Chuey, A., Sheskin, M., & Keil, F. (2018). Mechanistic Knowledge Generalizes Differentially. In CogSci 2018 Conference.

Sheskin, M., & Keil, F. (2018). TheChildLab. com A video chat platform for developmental research. Posted as a resource at PsyArXiv

Tran, M., Cabral, L., Patel, R., & Cusack, R. (2017). Online recruitment and testing of infants with Mechanical Turk. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 156, 168-178.

Scott, K., Chu, J., & Schulz, L. (2017). Lookit (Part 2): Assessing the viability of online developmental research, results from three case studiesOpen Mind1, 15-29.

Scott, K., & Schulz, L. (2017). Lookit (part 1): A new online platform for developmental researchOpen Mind1, 4-14.

If you know of a paper that should be added to this page (i.e., in includes data collected with children over the internet) please email us at — thanks!