Deborah Kelemen

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint British and American children's preferences for teleo-functional explanations of the natural world
    Deborah Kelemen
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cognition 88:201-21. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Are children "intuitive theists"? Reasoning about purpose and design in nature
    Deborah Kelemen
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:295-301. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Why things happen: teleological explanation in parent-child conversations
    Deborah Kelemen
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Dev Psychol 41:251-64. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint The human function compunction: teleological explanation in adults
    Deborah Kelemen
    Boston University, Department of Psychology, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cognition 111:138-43. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Using a bad tool with good intention: young children's imitation of adults' questionable choices
    Cara DiYanni
    Department of Psychology, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, USA
    J Exp Child Psychol 101:241-61. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Professional physical scientists display tenacious teleological tendencies: purpose-based reasoning as a cognitive default
    Deborah Kelemen
    Department of Psychology, Boston University
    J Exp Psychol Gen 142:1074-83. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Aliens behaving badly: children's acquisition of novel purity-based morals
    Joshua Rottman
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington St, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Cognition 124:356-60. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Reasoning about artifacts at 24 months: the developing teleo-functional stance
    Krista Casler
    Department of Psychology, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA 17604, USA
    Cognition 103:120-30. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Tainting the soul: purity concerns predict moral judgments of suicide
    Joshua Rottman
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215, United States Electronic address
    Cognition 130:217-26. 2014
  10. ncbi request reprint Time to get a new mountain? The role of function in children's conceptions of natural kinds
    Cara DiYanni
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cognition 97:327-35. 2005

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint British and American children's preferences for teleo-functional explanations of the natural world
    Deborah Kelemen
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cognition 88:201-21. 2003
    ..Additional findings include a replication of earlier effects using a modified task with young American children...
  2. ncbi request reprint Are children "intuitive theists"? Reasoning about purpose and design in nature
    Deborah Kelemen
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:295-301. 2004
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  3. ncbi request reprint Why things happen: teleological explanation in parent-child conversations
    Deborah Kelemen
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Dev Psychol 41:251-64. 2005
    ..These results suggest that children's bias toward teleological explanation does not straightforwardly derive from parent explanation...
  4. ncbi request reprint The human function compunction: teleological explanation in adults
    Deborah Kelemen
    Boston University, Department of Psychology, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cognition 111:138-43. 2009
    ..Implications of these findings for scientific literacy are discussed...
  5. doi request reprint Using a bad tool with good intention: young children's imitation of adults' questionable choices
    Cara DiYanni
    Department of Psychology, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, USA
    J Exp Child Psychol 101:241-61. 2008
    ..Additional measures indicated that knowledge about artifact design predicted children's tendency to ignore the model. These results shed light on developmental trends in the social and cognitive functions of imitation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Professional physical scientists display tenacious teleological tendencies: purpose-based reasoning as a cognitive default
    Deborah Kelemen
    Department of Psychology, Boston University
    J Exp Psychol Gen 142:1074-83. 2013
    ..A religion-consistent default cognitive bias toward teleological explanation tenaciously persists and may have subtle but profound consequences for scientific progress...
  7. doi request reprint Aliens behaving badly: children's acquisition of novel purity-based morals
    Joshua Rottman
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington St, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Cognition 124:356-60. 2012
    ..This research therefore demonstrates that feelings and norms work in concert such that purity morals are most readily acquired when both factors are involved. The implications for accounts of moral development are discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Reasoning about artifacts at 24 months: the developing teleo-functional stance
    Krista Casler
    Department of Psychology, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA 17604, USA
    Cognition 103:120-30. 2007
    ..However, their artifact representations are not yet specified enough to support exclusive patterns of tool use...
  9. ncbi request reprint Tainting the soul: purity concerns predict moral judgments of suicide
    Joshua Rottman
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215, United States Electronic address
    Cognition 130:217-26. 2014
    ..Thus, suicide is deemed immoral to the extent that it is considered impure. ..
  10. ncbi request reprint Time to get a new mountain? The role of function in children's conceptions of natural kinds
    Cara DiYanni
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cognition 97:327-35. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that the teleo-functional bias not only influences children's explanatory preferences but also their category judgments...
  11. ncbi request reprint Young children's rapid learning about artifacts
    Krista Casler
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Dev Sci 8:472-80. 2005
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  12. ncbi request reprint Inferring design: evidence of a preference for teleological explanations in patients with Alzheimer's disease
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:999-1006. 2007
    ..This finding has broad relevance not only to understanding conceptual impairments in AD, but also to theories of development, learning, and conceptual change. Moreover, this finding sheds light on the intuitive appeal of creationism...