Publications

  • Ma, L., & Lillard, A. S. (2017). The evolutionary significance of pretend play: Two-year-olds’ interpretation of behavioral cues. Learning & Behavior. doi: 10.3758/s13420-017-0285-y
  • McDonald, K., & Ma, L. (2016). Preschoolers’ credulity toward misinformation from ingroup versus outgroup speakers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 148, 87-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2016.03.011
  • McDonald, K., & Ma, L. (2015). Dress nicer = know more? Young children’s knowledge attribution and information seeking based on how others dress. PLoS ONE, 10(12): e0144424. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144424
  • Jaffer, S., & Ma, L. (2015). Preschoolers show less trust in physically disabled or obese informants. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1524. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01524
  • Ma, L., & Xu, F. (2013). Preverbal infants infer intentional agents from the perception of regularity. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1330-1337. doi: 10.1037/a0029620
  • Ma, L., & Lillard, A. S. (2013). What makes an act a pretense one? Young children’s pretend-real judgments and explanations. Child Development Research, e-id: 467872, 9 pages. doi: 10.1155/2013/467872
  • Ma, L., & Woolley, J. D. (2013). Young children’s sensitivity to speaker gender when learning from others. Journal of Cognition and Development, 14, 100-119. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2011.638687
  • Woolley, J. D., Ma, L., & Lopez-Mobilia, G. (2011). Development of the use of conversational cues to assess reality status. Journal of Cognition and Development, 12, 537-555. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2011.554929
  • Ganea, P. A., Ma, L., & DeLoache, J. S. (2011). Young children’s learning and transfer of biological information from picture books to real animals. Child Development, 82, 1421-1433. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01612.x
  • Ma, L., & Xu, F. (2011). Young children’s use of statistical sampling evidence to infer the subjectivity of preferences. Cognition, 120, 403-411. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2011.02.003
  • Ma, L., & Ganea, P. A. (2010). Dealing with conflicting information: Young children’s reliance on what they see versus what they are told. Developmental Science, 13, 151-160. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2009.00878.x
  • Lillard, A. S., Nishida, T., Vaish, A., Massaro, D., Ma, L., & McRoberts, J. (2007). Signs of pretense across age and scenario. Infancy, 11, 1-31. doi: 10.1080/15250000709336868
  • Ma, L., & Lillard, A. S. (2006). Where is the real cheese? Young children’s ability to discriminate between real and pretend acts. Child Development, 77, 1762-1777. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2006.00972.x
  • Sang, B., Ma, L., & Deng, C. (2004). Young children’s use of mental-state terms and the development of theory of mind [in Chinese]. Psychological Science, 27, 584-589.
  • Ma, L., & Liu, J. (2002). Correlates of maternal parenting difficulties [in Chinese]. Journal of Research in Social Psychology, 11, 58-64.