|F2014 - PSYC 351 - Developmental Psychology|
My research focuses on language and cognitive development during the infancy and preschool years. Specifically, I am interested in how young children learn the meanings of words and the role that cognitive factors and social/interactional factors play in this process. I am also interested in how language guides children's reasoning about object categories and object properties. Information on my most recent publications can be found on the Language and Cognitive Development Lab's web page.
Member of the Ch.I.L.D. Research Group
Canada Research Chairs Program
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Graham, S.A., Nilsen, E.A., Mah, J. T., Morison, S., MacLean, K., Fisher, L., Brooks, B., Ames, E. (in press). An Examination Of Communicative Interactions Of Children From Romanian Orphanages And Their Adoptive Mothers. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science.
Graham, S.A., Sedivy, J., & Khu, M. (2014). That?s not what you said earlier: Preschoolers expect partners to be referentially consistent. Journal of Child Language, 41, 34-50.
MacKenzie, H.K., Graham, S.A., Curtin, S., & Archer, S. (2013). The flexibility of 12-month-olds? preferences for phonologically appropriate object labels. Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0033524
Berman, J.M.J., Khu, M., Graham, I., & Graham, S.A. (2013). ELIA: A software application for integrating spoken language and eye movements. Behavior Research Methods, 45, 646-655. Doi:10.3758/s13428-012-0302-1
Berman, J., Graham, S.A., Callaway, D., & Chambers, C.G. (2013). Preschoolers use emotion in speech to map new words to objects. Child Development, 84, 1791-1805, DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12074
Berman, M.J., Graham, S.A., & Chambers, C.G. (2013). Contextual Influences on Children?s Use of Vocal Affect Cues During Referential Interpretation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 705-726.
Gelman, S.A., Ware, L.A., Manczak, E.M, & Graham, S.A., (2013). Knowledge expressed in pedagogical and non-pedagogical contexts. Developmental Psychology, 49, 491-504.
MacKenzie, H.M., Curtin, S., & Graham, S.A., (2012). Class Matters: 12-month-olds? word-object associations privilege content over function words. Developmental Science, 15, 753-761.
MacKenzie, H., Curtin, S., & Graham, S.A. (2012). 12-month-olds? phonotactic knowledge guides their word-object mappings. Child Development, 83, 1129-1136.
Collins, S.J., Graham, S.A., & Chambers, C.G. (2012). Preschoolers? Sensitivity to Speaker Action Constraints to Infer Communicative Intent. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 112, 389-402.
Nilsen, E.S., & Graham, S. A. (2012). The development of preschoolers? appreciation of communicative ambiguity. Child Development, 83, 1400-1415.
Graham, S.A., Booth, A.E., & Waxman, S.R. (2012). Words are not features of objects: Only consistently applied nouns guide 4-year-olds? inferences about object categories. Language Learning and Development, 8, 1-11.