Publications

Referred Publications

*indicates current or former student

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

Mills, C. M., & Landrum, A. R.* (2016). Learning who knows what: Children adjust their inquiry to gather information from others. Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 951, 1-12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00951

Landrum, A. R.*, Pflaum, A., & Mills, C. M. (2016). Inducing knowledgeability from niceness: Children use social features for making epistemic inferences. Journal of Cognition and Development. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2015.1135799

Elashi, F. B.*, & Mills, C. M. (2015). Developing the Bias Blind Spot: Increasing skepticism towards others. PLoS ONE, 10, 1-11.

Johnston, A. R.*, Mills, C. M., & Landrum, A. R.* (2015). How do children weigh competence and benevolence when deciding whom to trust? Cognition, 144, 76-90. doi: 10.1/j.cognition.2015.07.015.

Landrum, A. R.*, & Mills, C. M. (2015). Developing expectations regarding the boundaries of expertise. Cognition, 134, 215-231. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.10.013

Elashi, F. B.*, & Mills, C. M. (2014). Do children trust based on group membership or prior accuracy? The role of group membership in children’s trust decisions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 128, 88-104. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2014.07.003

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. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2014.06.001

Mills, C. M., & Elashi, F. B.* (2014). Children’s skepticism: Developmental and individual differences in children’s ability to detect and explain distorted claims. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 124, 1-17. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2014.01.015

Landrum, A. R.*, Mills, C. M., & Johnston, A. M.* (2013). When do children trust the expert? Benevolence information influences children’s trust more than expertise. Developmental Science, 16, 622-638. doi: 10.1111/desc.12059

Mills, C. M. (2013). Knowing when to doubt: Developing a critical stance when learning from others. Developmental Psychology, 49(3), 404-418. doi:10.1037/a0029500

Jerger, S. Damian, M. F., Mills, C. M., Bartlett, J., Tye-Murray, N., & Abdi, H. (2013). Effect of perceptual load on semantic access by speech in children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56, 388-403.

Legare, C. H., Mills, C. M., Souza, A. L., Plummer, L. E., & Yasskin, R. (2013). The use of questions as problem-solving strategies during early childhood. Journal Of Experimental Child Psychology, 114(1), 63-76. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2012.07.002

Mills, C. M., & Landrum, A. R.* (2012). Judging judges: How do children weigh the importance of capability and objectivity for being a good decision maker? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 30(3), 393-414. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-835X.2011.02047.x.

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.

Mills, C. M., Al-Jabari, R.*, & Archacki, M. A.* (2012). Why do people disagree? Explaining and endorsing the possibility of partiality in judgments. Journal of Cognition and Development, 13, 111-136.

Mills, C. M., Legare, C. H., Grant, M. G.*, & Landrum, A. R.* (2011). Determining whom to question, what to ask, and how much information to ask for: The development of inquiry in young children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 110, 539-560.

Grant, M. G.*, & Mills, C. M. (2011). Children’s explanations of the intentions underlying others’ behavior. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29, 504-523. 

Mills, C. M., Legare, C. H., Bills, M.*, & Mejias, C.* (2010). Preschoolers use questions as a tool to acquire knowledge from different sources. Journal of Cognition and Development, 11, 533-560.

Danovitch, J. H., Greif, M. L., & Mills, C. M. (2010). Working with undergraduate research assistants: Setting-up and maintaining a research lab. APS Observer, 28, 29-32.

Elashi, F. B.*, Mills, C. M., & Grant, M. G.* (2010). In-group and out-group attitudes of Muslim children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31, 379-385.

Mills, C. M., & Danovitch, J. H. (2009). Getting to know yourself…and others. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 34-35.

Mills, C. M., & Grant, M. G.* (2009). Biased decision-making: Developing an understanding of how positive and negative relationships may skew judgments. Developmental Science, 12, 784-797.

Mills, C. M., & Keil, F. C. (2008). Children’s developing notions of (im)partiality. Cognition, 107, 528-551.

Mills, C. M., & Keil, F. C. (2005). The development of cynicism. Psychological Science, 16, 385-390.

Mills, C. M., & Keil, F. C. (2004). Knowing the limits of one’s understanding: The development of an awareness of an illusion of explanatory depth. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 87, 1-32.

Book Chapters

Mills, C. M., & Landrum, A. R.* (2014). Inquiring minds: Using questions to gather information from others. In E. J. Robinson and S. Einav (Eds), Trust and Skepticism: Children’s selective learning from testimony.

Keil, F., Rozenblit, L., & Mills, C. (2004). What lies beneath? Understanding the limits of understanding. In D.T. Levin (Ed), Thinking and Seeing: Visual Metacognition in Adults and Children. Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger.