David M Sobel

Summary

Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Children's understanding of speaker reliability between lexical and syntactic knowledge
    David M Sobel
    CLPS Department, Box 1821, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Dev Psychol 49:523-32. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Domain generality and specificity in children's causal inference about ambiguous data
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Box 1978, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Dev Psychol 45:511-24. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Speaker reliability in preschoolers' inferences about the meanings of novel words
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Child Lang 39:90-104. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Children monitor individuals' expertise for word learning
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Box 1978, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Child Dev 81:669-79. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Enabling conditions and children's understanding of pretense
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, United States of America
    Cognition 113:177-88. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Blickets and babies: the development of causal reasoning in toddlers and infants
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Dev Psychol 42:1103-15. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Bayes nets and babies: infants' developing statistical reasoning abilities and their representation of causal knowledge
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, RI 02912, USA
    Dev Sci 10:298-306. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint The influence of social information on children's statistical and causal inferences
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Adv Child Dev Behav 43:321-50. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Mechanism-based causal reasoning in young children
    David W Buchanan
    Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Box 1821, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Child Dev 82:2053-66. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint The importance of decision making in causal learning from interventions
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Mem Cognit 34:411-9. 2006

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. doi request reprint Children's understanding of speaker reliability between lexical and syntactic knowledge
    David M Sobel
    CLPS Department, Box 1821, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Dev Psychol 49:523-32. 2013
    ..These results suggest that when learning novel syntactic information, reliability information might interact with underlying linguistic regularity...
  2. doi request reprint Domain generality and specificity in children's causal inference about ambiguous data
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Box 1978, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Dev Psychol 45:511-24. 2009
    ..This approach offers a description of how children might integrate domain-specific mechanism knowledge into a more general model of causal inference based on observing covariation data among events...
  3. doi request reprint Speaker reliability in preschoolers' inferences about the meanings of novel words
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Child Lang 39:90-104. 2012
    ..These data support the hypothesis that children consider the pragmatic environment constructed by an interlocutor when that speaker asks them to make a lexical inference...
  4. doi request reprint Children monitor individuals' expertise for word learning
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Box 1978, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Child Dev 81:669-79. 2010
    ..These data suggest that children's ability to learn from testimony is necessary for their understanding of the relevance of an individual's expertise...
  5. doi request reprint Enabling conditions and children's understanding of pretense
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, United States of America
    Cognition 113:177-88. 2009
    ..These results are discussed in the context of recent theories of theory of mind that focus on the importance of causal relations among mental states...
  6. ncbi request reprint Blickets and babies: the development of causal reasoning in toddlers and infants
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Dev Psychol 42:1103-15. 2006
    ..These data are discussed in terms of associative reasoning and causal inference...
  7. ncbi request reprint Bayes nets and babies: infants' developing statistical reasoning abilities and their representation of causal knowledge
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, RI 02912, USA
    Dev Sci 10:298-306. 2007
    ..These data are discussed in terms of a developmental trajectory between associative mechanisms and causal graphical models as representations of infants' causal and statistical learning...
  8. ncbi request reprint The influence of social information on children's statistical and causal inferences
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Adv Child Dev Behav 43:321-50. 2012
    ..In doing so, we argue that a rational constructivist account should not only focus on describing the child's internal cognitive mechanisms for learning but also on how social information affects the process of learning...
  9. doi request reprint Mechanism-based causal reasoning in young children
    David W Buchanan
    Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Box 1821, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Child Dev 82:2053-66. 2011
    ..Together, these data suggest that understanding of specific causal mechanisms develops at different ages...
  10. ncbi request reprint The importance of decision making in causal learning from interventions
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Mem Cognit 34:411-9. 2006
    ..These data suggest that decision making may be an important part of causal learning from interventions...
  11. ncbi request reprint How fantasy benefits young children's understanding of pretense
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, USA
    Dev Sci 9:63-75. 2006
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  12. doi request reprint Interactions between causal models, theories, and social cognitive development
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, United States
    Neural Netw 23:1060-71. 2010
    ..Taken together, these examples suggest that research in social cognitive development can be assisted by considering how computational modeling can lead researchers towards testing novel hypotheses...
  13. ncbi request reprint Children's developing knowledge of the relationship between mental awareness and pretense
    David M Sobel
    Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Child Dev 75:704-29. 2004
    ..These data support the hypotheses that by the age of 4, children have some, but not a complete, understanding of the relationship between pretense and mental awareness...
  14. ncbi request reprint Reversing how to think about ambiguous figure reversals: spontaneous alternating by uninformed observers
    Stephen R Mitroff
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Box 90999, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Perception 35:709-15. 2006
    ..Further, those children who make these 'spontaneous' reversals are more likely to succeed on a high-order theory-of-mind task, negating purely bottom-up explanations...
  15. ncbi request reprint A theory of causal learning in children: causal maps and Bayes nets
    Alison Gopnik
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Psychol Rev 111:3-32. 2004
    ..Experimental results suggest that 2- to 4-year-old children construct new causal maps and that their learning is consistent with the Bayes net formalism...