Peer Reviewed Articles

Teaching through collaboration: Flexibility and diversity in caregiver-child interaction across cultures.

J.M. Clegg, N.J. Wen, P.H. DeBaylo, A. Alcott, E. Keltner, & C.H. Legare (2020, in press). Child Development.

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Does religiosity lead to a devaluation of science? Evidence from the USA, China, and Iran.

A. Payir, T. Davoodi, Y.K. Cui, J.M. Clegg, P.L. Harris, & K.H. Corriveau (2020, in press). International Journal of Psychology. PDF


Epistemic justifications for belief in the unobservable: The impact of minority status.

T. Davoodi*, Y.K. Cui*, J.M. Clegg, P.L. Harris & K.H. Corriveau (2020, in press). Cognition. *Denotes equal contribution


Religious testimony in a secular society: Belief in unobservable entities among Chinese parents and their children.

Y.K. Cui, J.M. Clegg, E.F. Yan, T. Davoodi, T., P.L. Harris, & , K.H. Corriveau (2020).  Developmental Psychology.


Trust me, I’m a competent expert: Developmental differences in children’s use of an expert’s explanation quality to infer trustworthiness. 

J.M. Clegg, K.E. Kurkul, & K.H. Corriveau (2019). Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 

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God, germs, & evolution: Belief in unobservable religious and scientific entities in the U.S. and China.

J.M. Clegg, Y.K. Cui, P.L. Harris, & K.H. Corriveau (2019). Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science.

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Evolutionary developmental psychology: 2017 redux.

C.H. Legare, J.M. Clegg, & N.J. Wen (2018). Child Development. 


Smart conformists: Children and adolescents associate conformity with intelligence across cultures. 

N.J. Wen, J.M. Clegg, & C.H. Legare (2017). Child Development. 

Cultural differences in the imitation and transmission of inefficient actions.

K.H. Corriveau, C.J. DiYanni, J.M. Clegg, G. Min, J. Chin, & J. Nasrini  (2017). Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 

Children begin with the same start-up software, but their software updates are cultural.

J.M. Clegg & K.H. Corriveau (2017). Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 

Is non-conformity WEIRD?: Cultural variation in adults' beliefs about children’s competency and conformity.

J.M. Clegg, N.J. Wen, & C.H. Legare (2017). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Parent scaffolding of flexible imitation in early childhood.

J.M. Clegg & C.H. Legare (2017). Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 

A cross-cultural comparison of children’s imitative flexibility. 

J.M. Clegg & C.H. Legare (2016). Developmental Psychology. 


Instrumental and conventional interpretations of behavior are associated with distinct outcomes in early childhood.

J.M. Clegg & C.H. Legare (2016). Child Development.


Task-specific effects of ostracism on imitative fidelity in early childhood.

R.E. Watson-Jones, C.H. Legare, H. Whitehouse, and J.M. Clegg (2014). Evolution and Human Behavior.

Book Chapters

The development of children's causal explanations.

C.H. Legare and J.M. Clegg (2015). In S. Robson & S. Flannery Quinn (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children's Thinking and Understanding (pp. 65-73). New York, NY: Routledge.

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