Publications by Dr. Danovitch

*Williams, A. J. & Danovitch, J. H. (in press). The role of accuracy in children’s judgments of experts’ knowledge. Child Development. LINK

Danovitch, J. H., Scofield, J., *Williams, A., Davila, L., & Bui, C. (2023). Children’s selective information transmission in STEM and non-STEM domains. Cognitive Development, 66, 101332. LINK

*Girouard-Hallam, L. N, Tong, Y., Wang, F., & Danovitch, J. H.(2023). What can the internet do?: Chinese and American children’s attitudes and beliefs about the internet. Cognitive Development, 66, 101338. LINK

Tong, Y., Wang, F., Danovitch, J. H., & Wang, W. (2023). Children’s trust in image-based online information obtained on their own or relayed by an adult. Computers in Human Behavior, 141, 107622.

 *Girouard-Hallam, L. N, & Danovitch, J. H.(2022). Children’s trust in and learning from voice-assistants. Developmental Psychology, 58, 646-661. LINK

Mills, C. M., Danovitch, J. H., Mugambi, V., Sands, K., & Monroe, A. (2022). Cognitive reflection and authoritarianism relate to how parents respond to children's science questions. Developmental Psychology, 58, 417-424. 

Mills, C. M., Danovitch, J. H., Mugambi, V., Sands, K., & Pattisapu Fox, C. (2022). “Why do dogs pant?”: Characteristics of parental explanations about science predict children’s knowledge.Child Development, 93, 326-340. OPEN ACCESS LINK

Tong, Y., Wang, F., Danovitch, J. H., & Wang, W. (2022). When the internet is wrong: Children’s trust in an inaccurate internet or human source. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 40, 320-333.

*Williams, A. J. & Danovitch, J. H. (2022). Is what Mickey Mouse says impossible? Informant reality status and children’s beliefs in extraordinary events. Journal of Cognition and Development, 23, 323-33.

Danovitch, J. H., Mills, C. M., Duncan, R. G., *Williams, A. J., & *Girouard, L. N. (2021).  Developmental changes in children’s recognition of the relevance of evidence to causal explanations. Cognitive Development58, 101017. OPEN ACCESS LINK

Danovitch, J. H., Mills, C. M., Sands, K., & *Williams, A. J. (2021). Mind the gap: How incomplete explanations influence children’s interest and learning behaviors. Cognitive Psychology, 130, 101421.

*Girouard-Hallam, L. N, *Streble, H. & Danovitch, J. H.(2021). Children’s mental, social, and moral attributions towards a familiar digital voice-assistant. Human Behavior & Emerging Technologies, 3, 1118-1131.

Tong, Y., Danovitch, J. H., Wang, F., *Williams, A.J., & Li, H. (2021). Unsafe to eat? How familiar cartoon characters affect children’s learning about potentially harmful foods. Appetite, 167, 105649. 

Williams, A. J., Danovitch, J. H., & Mills, C. M. (2021). Exploring sources of individual differences in children’s interest in science. Mind, Brain, and Education, 15, 67-76. PDF

Danovitch, J. H. (2020). Children’s selective information sharing based on the recipient’s role. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 181, 68-77. PDF

Danovitch, J. H. & Lane, J. (2020). Children’s belief in purported events: When claims reference hearsay, books, or the internet. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 193, 104808. PDF

Tong, Y., Wang, F., & Danovitch, J. H. (2020). The role of epistemic and social characteristics in children’s selective trust: Three meta-analyses. Developmental Science, 23, e12895. PDF

Danovitch, J. H. (2019). Growing up with Google: How children’s understanding and use of internet-based devices relates to cognitive development. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, 2, 81-90. PDF

Danovitch, J. H., Fisher, M. E., Schroder, H.S., Hambrick, D. Z., & Moser, J. S. (2019). Intelligence and neurophysiological markers of error monitoring relate to children’s intellectual humility. Child Development, 90, 924-939. PDF

Wang, F., Tong, Y., & Danovitch, J. H. (2019). Who do I believe? Children's selective trust in internet, teacher, and peer informants. Cognitive Development, 50, 248-260. PDF

*Williams, A. & Danovitch, J. H. (2019). What does Mickey Mouse know about food?: Children’s trust in favorite characters versus experts. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 187, 104647. PDF

Danovitch, J. H., & Mills, C. M. (2017). The influence of familiar characters and other appealing images on young children’s preference for low-quality objects. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 35, 476-481. PDF

Lo, S. L., Schroder, H. S., Fisher, M. E., Durbin, C. E., Fitzgerald, K. D., Danovitch, J. H., & Moser, J. S. (2017). Associations between disorder-specific symptoms of anxiety and error-monitoring brain activity in young children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 1439-1448.

Mills, C. M., Danovitch, J. H., Rowles, S. P., & Campbell, I. L. (2017). Children’s success at detecting circular explanations and their interest in future learning. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 24, 1465-1477. PDF

Schroder, H. S., Fisher, M. E., Lin, Y., Lo, S. L, Danovitch, J. H., & Moser, J. S. (2017). Neural evidence for enhanced attention to mistakes among school-aged children with a growth mindset. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 42-50. LINK

Noles, N. S., & Danovitch, J. H. (2016). Ultrasociality and the division of cognitive labor. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e109.

Schleider, J. L., Schroder, H. S., Lo, S. L., Fisher, M. E., Danovitch, J. H., Wiesz, J. R., & Moser, J. S. (2016). Parents' intelligence mindsets relate to child internalizing problems: Moderation through child gender. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 3627-3636. PDF

Danovitch, J. H., & Mills, C. M. (2014). How familiar characters influence children’s judgments about information and products. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 128, 1-20. PDF

Danovitch, J. H., & Noles, N. S. (2014). Categorization ability, but not theory of mind, contributes to children’s developing understanding of expertise. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.),Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2097-2102). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.PDF

Danovitch, J. H. (2013). Understanding expertise: The contribution of social and cognitive processes to social judgments. In M. R. Banaji and S. A. Gelman (Eds.) Navigating the social world: What infants, children, and other species can teach us (pp.225-229). New York: Oxford University Press.

Danovitch, J. H. & Alzahabi, R. (2013). Children show selective trust in technological informants. Journal of Cognition and Development, 14, 499-513. PDF

Shenouda, C. K., & Danovitch, J. H. (2013). Do male nurses know about football?: American and Egyptian children’s understanding of gender and expertise. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 13, 231-254. PDF

Mills, C. M., Danovitch, J. H., Grant, M. G., & Elashi, F. B. (2012). Little pitchers use their big ears: Preschoolers solve problems by listening to others ask questions. Child Development, 83, 568-580. PDF

Danovitch, J. H., Greif, M. L., & Mills, C. M. (2010). Working with undergraduate research assistants: Setting-up and maintaining a research lab. Association for Psychological Science Observer, 23, 23-32. PDF

Danovitch, J. H., & Bloom, P. (2009). Children’s extension of disgust to physical and moral events.  Emotion, 9, 107-112. PDF

Mills, C. M., & Danovitch, J. H. (2009). Getting to know yourself…and others. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 154-155. PDF

Danovitch, J. H., & Keil, F. C. (2008). Young Humeans: The role of emotions in children’s evaluation of moral reasoning abilities. Developmental Science, 11, 33-39. PDF

Baum, L. A., Danovitch, J. H., & Keil, F. C. (2008). Children’s sensitivity to circular explanations. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 100, 146-155. PDF

Danovitch, J. H, & Keil, F. C. (2007).  Choosing between hearts and minds: Children’s understanding of moral advisors. Cognitive Development, 22, 110-123. PDF

Klin, A., Danovitch, J. H., Merz, A. B., & Volkmar, F. R. (2007). Circumscribed interests in higher-functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorders: an exploratory study and a theory. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 32, 89-100. PDF

Danovitch, J. H., & Keil, F. (2004). Should you ask a fisherman or a biologist?: Developmental shifts in ways of clustering knowledge.Child Development, 75, 918-931. PDF

Kosslyn, S. M., Thompson, W. L., Shephard, J. M., Ganis, G., Bell, D., Danovitch, J. H., Wittenberg, L. A., & Alpert, N. M. (2004). Brain rCBF and performance in visual imagery tasks: Common and distinct processes. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 16, 696-716. PDF