Tamar Kushnir

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Affiliation: Cornell University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint "Who can help me fix this toy?" The distinction between causal knowledge and word knowledge guides preschoolers' selective requests for information
    Tamar Kushnir
    Department of Human Development, G62B Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 4401, USA
    Dev Psychol 49:446-53. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Developing a concept of choice
    Tamar Kushnir
    Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Adv Child Dev Behav 43:193-218. 2012
  3. pmc A self-agency bias in preschoolers' causal inferences
    Tamar Kushnir
    Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Dev Psychol 45:597-603. 2009
  4. pmc Young children use statistical sampling to infer the preferences of other people
    Tamar Kushnir
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, G62B MVR, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:1134-40. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Conditional probability versus spatial contiguity in causal learning: Preschoolers use new contingency evidence to overcome prior spatial assumptions
    Tamar Kushnir
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1043, USA
    Dev Psychol 43:186-96. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Giving preschoolers choice increases sharing behavior
    Nadia Chernyak
    Department of Human Development, Cornell University
    Psychol Sci 24:1971-9. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparison of American and Nepalese children's concepts of freedom of choice and social constraint
    Nadia Chernyak
    Department of Human Development, Cornell University
    Cogn Sci 37:1343-55. 2013
  8. 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

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint "Who can help me fix this toy?" The distinction between causal knowledge and word knowledge guides preschoolers' selective requests for information
    Tamar Kushnir
    Department of Human Development, G62B Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 4401, USA
    Dev Psychol 49:446-53. 2013
    ..Thus, preschoolers take demonstrated causal ability as a sign of specialized causal knowledge, which suggests a basis for developing ideas about causal expertise...
  2. ncbi request reprint Developing a concept of choice
    Tamar Kushnir
    Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Adv Child Dev Behav 43:193-218. 2012
    ..The chapter concludes by suggesting avenues for future research--to better characterize conceptual changes in beliefs about choice, and to understand how such beliefs arise from children's everyday experiences...
  3. pmc A self-agency bias in preschoolers' causal inferences
    Tamar Kushnir
    Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Dev Psychol 45:597-603. 2009
    ..These results demonstrate that children's own experience of action influences their causal learning, and the findings suggest possible benefits in uncertain and ambiguous everyday learning contexts...
  4. pmc Young children use statistical sampling to infer the preferences of other people
    Tamar Kushnir
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, G62B MVR, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:1134-40. 2010
    ..These findings provide an important demonstration of how statistical learning could underpin the rapid acquisition of early psychological knowledge...
  5. ncbi request reprint Conditional probability versus spatial contiguity in causal learning: Preschoolers use new contingency evidence to overcome prior spatial assumptions
    Tamar Kushnir
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1043, USA
    Dev Psychol 43:186-96. 2007
    ..However, children were more likely to make correct inferences when causes were spatially contiguous, particularly when faced with ambiguous evidence...
  6. ncbi request reprint Giving preschoolers choice increases sharing behavior
    Nadia Chernyak
    Department of Human Development, Cornell University
    Psychol Sci 24:1971-9. 2013
    ..Results are discussed in terms of a prosocial-construal hypothesis, which suggests that children rationally infer their prosociality through the process of making difficult, autonomous choices. ..
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparison of American and Nepalese children's concepts of freedom of choice and social constraint
    Nadia Chernyak
    Department of Human Development, Cornell University
    Cogn Sci 37:1343-55. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that while basic notions of free choice are universal, recognitions of social obligations as constraints on action may be culturally learned...
  8. 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...