Recent Publications and Dissertations

Recent Publications by Psychology Faculty

New study shows Montessori can level the playing field for low-income kids. Angeline Lillard. Dallas Morning News.

Flynn, the Age-Table Method, and a metatheory of intelligence  Lucas J. Matthews*, Eric Turkheimer. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Science. 2017.

BDNF is required for taste axon regeneration following unilateral chorda tympani nerve section.  Meng L, Huang T, Sun C, Hill DL, Krimm R. Exp Neurol. 2017 Jul;293:27-42. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2017.03.016. 

Maintenance of Mouse Gustatory Terminal Field Organization is Disrupted Following Selective Removal of Peripheral Sodium Salt Taste Activity at Adulthood.  Skyberg R, Sun C, Hill DL. J Neurosci. 2017 Jul 4. pii: 3838-16. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3838-16.2017.

Selective Deletion of Sodium Salt Taste during Development Leads to Expanded Terminal Fields of Gustatory Nerves in the Adult Mouse Nucleus of the Solitary Tract.  Sun C, Hummler E, Hill DL. J Neurosci. 2017 Jan 18;37(3):660-672.

Early adolescent affect predicts later life outcomes. Kansky, J., Allen, J. P., & Diener, E. (2016). Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 8, 192-212. doi:10.1111/aphw.12068

Making sense and moving on: The potential for individual and interpersonal growth following emerging adult breakups. Kansky, J. & Allen, J. P. (2017). Emerging Adulthod, doi: 10.1177/2167696817711766

Kansky, J. & Hafen, C. (2017). Romantic relationships in adolescence. In K. L. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender, (pp. 1428-1429). Thousand Oaks, SAGE Publications, Inc. 

If, Why, and When Subjective Well-Being Influences Health, and Future Needed Research. Ed Diener, Sarah D. Pressman, John Hunter, and Desi Chase. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, Preprint, 2017, volume 9 (2), pages 133-167.

Exploratory graph analysis: A new approach for estimating the number of dimensions in psychological research. Hudson F. Golino , Sacha Epskamp.  June 8, 2017, PLOS One.

What Shall We Call Ourselves? Last Names Among Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Couples and Their Adopted Children.  Charlotte J. Patterson & Rachel H. Farr. Journal of GLBT Family Studies. 2017. Volume 13, Issue 2, 

The evolutionary significance of pretend play: Two-year-olds’ interpretation of behavioral cues. Lili Ma, and Angeline S. Lillard. Learning and Behavior. 2017.

Developing cognitions about race: White 5- to 10-year-olds’ perceptions of hardship and pain. Rebecca A. Dore, Kelly M. Hoffman, Angeline S. Lillard, and Sophie Trawalter. European Journal of Social Psychology. May 23, 2017.

The real thing: Preschoolers prefer actual activities to pretend ones. Jessica Taggart, Megan J. Heise, and Angeline S. Lillard. Developmental Science. June 20th, 2017.

Children adopt the traits of characters in fictional narratives. Rebecca A. Dore, Eric D. Smith, and Angeline S. Lillard. Child Development Research. February 5th, 2017.

Jessica Taggart, Sierra Eisen, and Angeline S. Lillard, (in press). Pretense. In M. H. Bornstein, M. E. Arterberry, K. L. Fingerman & J. E. Lansford (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Young children's thinking about touchscreens versus other media in the U.S. Sierra Eisen, and Angeline S. Lillard. Journal of Children and Media. 2017, volume 11 (2), pages 167-179.

Angeline S. Lillard and Sierra Eisen (2017). Why Montessori is a facilitative environment for theory of mind: Three speculations. In Virginia Slaughter and Marc De Rosnay (EDS.), Theory of mind development in context. Pages 57-70. London: Routledge.

Angeline S. Lillard (2017).  Montessori: The science behind the genius, 3rd edition.  New York: Oxford University Press. Pages 496. 

PhD Dissertations

Shaina Rowell, 2017
I remember being nice: Self-enhancement Memory Bias in Adults and Children.
Mentor:  Vikram Jaswal

Tyler Santander, 2017
The social (neural) network: Towards a unifying endophenotype between genes and behavior.
Mentors:  Jamie Morris & Jess Connelly

David Reinhard, 2017
The Influence of Temporal Group Identities on Goal-Pursuit
Mentor: Ben Converse