Publications

Goldman, E. J., & Wang, S. (2019). Comparison facilitates the use of height information by five-month-olds in containment events. Developmental Psychology. In press.

Wang, S. (2019). Regularity detection and explanation-based learning jointly support learning about physical events in early infancy. Cognitive Psychology, 113. PDF

Duh, S., & Wang, S. (2019). Infants detect patterns of choices despite counter evidence, but timing of inconsistency matters. Journal of Cognition and Development, 20, 96-106. PDF

Antrilli, N. K., & Wang, S. (2018). Toddlers on touchscreens: Immediate effects of gaming and physical activity on cognitive flexibility of 2.5-year-olds in the U.S. Journal of Children and Media, 12, 496-513. PDF

Wang, S. (2017). The fluid construction of spatial concepts in infancy. Human Development, 60, 186-192. PDF

Duval, J., Rubin, Z., Goldman, E. J., Antrilli, N. K., Zhang, Y., Wang, S., & Kurniawan, S. (2017). Designing towards maximum motivation and engagement in an interactive speech therapy game. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 589-594. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3078072.3084329

Wang, S., & Onishi, K. H. (2017). Enhancing young infants’ representations of physical events through improved retrieval (not encoding) of information. Journal of Cognition and Development, 18, 289-308. PDF

Antrilli, N. K., & Wang, S. (2016). Visual cues generated during action facilitate 14-month-old infants’ mental rotation. Journal of Cognition and Development, 17, 418-429. PDF

Wang, S., & Goldman, E. J. (2016). Infants actively construct and update their representations of physical events: Evidence from change detection by 12-month-olds. Child Development Research, 2016, 1-11. DOI: 10.1155/2016/3102481

Wang, S., Zhang, Y., & Baillargeon, R. (2016). Young infants view physically possible support events as unexpected: New evidence for rule learning. Cognition, 157, 100-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.08.021 PDF

Rigney, J., & Wang, S. (2015). Delineating the boundaries of infants’ spatial categories: The case of containment. Journal of Cognition and Development, 16, 420-441. PDF

Duh, S., & Wang, S. (2014). Infants detect changes in everyday scenes: The role of scene gist. Cognitive Psychology, 72, 142-161. PDF

Frick, A., & Wang, S. (2014). Mental spatial transformations in 14- and 16-month-old infants: Effects of action and observational experience. Child Development, 85, 278-293. PDF

Hoicka, E., & Wang, S. (2011). Fifteen-month-olds match vocal cues to intentional actions. Journal of Cognition and Development, 12, 1-16. PDF

Wang, S. (2011). Priming 4.5-month-old infants to use height information by enhancing retrieval. Developmental Psychology, 47, 26-38. PDF

Wang, S., & Mitroff, S. R. (2009). Preserved visual representations despite change blindness in infants. Developmental Science, 12, 681-687. PDF

Wang, S., & Baillargeon, R. (2008). Can infants be "taught" to attend to a new physical variable in an event category? The case of height in covering events. Cognitive Psychology, 56, 284-326. PDF

Wang, S., & Baillargeon, R. (2008). Detecting impossible changes in infancy: A three-system account. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12, 17-23. PDF

Wang, S., & Kohne, L. (2007). Visual experience enhances infants' use of task-relevant information in an action task. Developmental Psychology, 43, 1513-1522. PDF

Wang, S., & Baillargeon, R. (2006). Infants' physical knowledge affects their change detection. Developmental Science, 9, 173-181. PDF

Baillargeon, R., Li, J., Luo, Y., & Wang, S. (2006). Under what conditions do infants detect continuity violations? In Johnson, M. H., & Munakata, Y. (Eds.), Processes of Change in Brain and Cognitive Development (Attention and Performance XXI, pp. 163-188). New York: Oxford University Press.

Cho, G.E., Sandel, T., Miller, P.J., & Wang, S. (2005). What do grandmothers think about self-esteem? American and Taiwanese theories revisited. Social Development, 14, 701-721.

Wang, S., & Baillargeon, R. (2005). Inducing infants to detect a physical violation in a single trial. Psychological Science, 16, 542-549. PDF

Wang, S., Baillargeon, R., & Paterson, S. (2005). Detecting continuity violations in infancy: A new account and new evidence from covering and tube events. Cognition, 95, 129-173.

Wang, S., Baillargeon, R., & Brueckner, L. (2004). Young infants' reasoning about hidden objects: Evidence from violation-of-expectation tasks with test trials only. Cognition, 93, 167-198.

Miller, P. J., Hengst, J. A., & Wang, S. (2003). Ethnographic methods: Applications from developmental cultural psychology. In P.M. Camic, J.E. Rhodes, & L. Yardley (Eds.), Qualitative research in psychology: Expanding perspectives in methodology and design (pp. 219-242). Washington DC: APA.

Wang, S., Kaufman, L., & Baillargeon, R. (2003). Should all stationary objects move when hit? Developments in infants' causal and statistical expectations about collision events. Infant Behavior & Development, 26, 529-567.

Baillargeon, R., & Wang, S. (2002). Event categorization in infancy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 85-93.

Miller, P. J., Wang, S., Sandel, T., & Cho, G. E. (2002). Self-esteem as folk theory: A comparison of European American and Taiwanese mothers' beliefs. Parenting: Science and Practice, 2, 209-239.