Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2021

  • Strouse, G., Hackeek, S., & Ganea, P. (2021, April). Learning to learn words from video: 2.5-year-olds benefit from continued use of supportive scaffolding [Oral presentation]. Society for Research in Child Development.
  • Venkadasalam, V. P., Larsen, N. E., & Ganea, P.A. (2021, April). Does Genre Matter when Teaching Kindergarteners Physical Science Concepts?. In Haber, A. & Kumar, S. (Chairs), Learning by Reading: Fostering Children’s Science Learning Through Storybooks. Virtual Symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development.

International Society for Developmental Psychobiology 2020

  • Rocha-Hidalgo, J., Blanchfield, O., Rusnak, S., Motta, A., Greenwood, H., Strautman, N.,  Lozano, G., Ganea, P., & Barr. R. (2020, October). Monolingual and Bilingual 2-year-olds’ Learning and Transfer of Words from Books to Real Objects. Poster presented at the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP) virtual meeting. [poster]

Cognitive Science Society 2020

  • Grigoroglou, M., & Ganea, A. P. (2020, July). Children’s expectations of reciprocity in referential communication. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Toronto, ON, Canada. [poster]
  • Grigoroglou, M., & Ganea, A. P. (2020, July). Children’s use of linguistic and non-linguistic negation in reasoning by the disjunctive syllogism. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Toronto, ON, Canada. [poster]
  • Nyhout, A., Larsen, N.E., & Ganea, P.A. (2020, July). Children’s understanding of the communicative intentions of storytelling. Paper presented at the Cognitive Science Society 2020 pre-conference workshop, How stories shape us and how we shape stories, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Venkadasalam, V. P., Nguyen, L. G., Nyhout, A., Larsen, N. E., & Ganea, P.A. (2020, July). Science & engineering goals: Learning about the control-of-variable strategy from picture books. Poster presented virtually at the Cognitive Science Society, Toronto, ON. [poster]
  • Venkadasalam, V. P., Larsen, N. E., & Ganea, P.A. (July 2020). Does Genre Matter when Teaching Kindergarteners Science Concepts? In Nyhout, A., Venkadasalam, V. P.,Keith Oatley K., & Mar, R. (Organizers), How stories shape us, and how we shape stories. Virtually presented at the Cognitive Science Society 2020 Pre-conference Workshop, Toronto, ON.

Cognitive Development Society 2019

  • Ganea, P. A. (2019, October). How cognitive development research can inform digital media research. Invited paper presented at the Cognitive Development Society (CDS) Pre-Conference Workshop on Digital Media and Cognitive Development. Louisville, KY.
  • Larsen, N.E., Venkadasalam, V.P., & Ganea, P.A. (2019, October). Science in the classroom: Addressing science misconceptions in the early years through books and play. Paper presented at the Cognitive Development Society (CDS). Louisville, KY.
  • Nyhout, A., Sweatman, H., & Ganea, P. A. (2019, October). Children’s counterfactual and future hypothetical inferences about different causal structures. Paper presented at the Cognitive Development Society (CDS). Louisville, KY.
  • Nyhout, A., Sweatman, H., & Ganea, P. A. (2019, October). Children’s reasoning about hypothetical interventions to complex biological systems. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society (CDS). Louisville, KY. [poster]
  • Grigoroglou, M., & Ganea, P. A. (2019, October). Is children’s referential communication affected by a conversational partner’s helpfulness? Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society (CDS). Louisville, KY. [poster]
  • Venkadasalam, V.P., Larsen, N.E., & Ganea, P.A. (2019, October). Promoting conceptual change using picture books and guided play in science. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society (CDS). Louisville, KY. [poster]

Cognitive Science Society 2019

  • Grigoroglou, M., Chan, S., & Ganea, P. A. (2019, July). Language facilitates 2.5-year-olds’ reasoning by the disjunctive syllogism. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, CA. [poster] [paper]
  • Larsen, N.E., Venkadasalam, V.P., & Ganea, P.A. (2019). Without Conceptual Information Children Miss the Boat: Examining the role of Explanations and Anomalous Evidence in Scientific Belief Revision. In A. Goel, C. Seifert, & C. Freska (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, CA: Cognitive Science Society. [proceedings]
  • Larsen, N.E., Venkadasalam, V.P., & Ganea, P.A. (2019, July). A Well-Balanced Approach: Using Guided Play to Teach Children Science Concepts. Poster presented at the Guided Playful Learning Workshop at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, CA. [poster]
  • Nguyen, L., Nyhout, A., Venkadasalam, V.P., Larsen, N.E., & Ganea, P.A. (2019, July). Using picture books to support children’s use and understanding of the control of variables strategy. Poster presented at the Guided Playful Learning Workshop at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, CA. [poster]
  • Nyhout, A., Iannuzziello, A., Walker, C.M., & Ganea, P.A. (2019). Thinking counterfactually supports children’s ability to conduct  a controlled test of a hypothesis. In A. Goel, C. Seifert, & C. Freska (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, CA: Cognitive Science Society. [poster] [proceedings]
  • Venkadasalam, V.P., Larsen, N.E., & Ganea, P.A. (2019, July). Predicting the Fall: How Children Make Predictions During Guided Play. Poster presented at the Guided Playful Learning Workshop at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, CA. [poster]
  • Venkadasalam, V.P., Larsen, N.E., & Ganea, P.A. (2019, July). The importance of explanations in guided activities. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, CA. [poster]

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2019

  • Venkadasalam, V.P., Larsen, N.E., & Ganea, P.A. (2019, March). The role of explanations and guided play in young children’s revision of physical science misconceptions. In Danovitch, J. (Chair), Explanation and Exploration in Children’s Intuitive and Scientific Theories. Paper Symposium conducted at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Baltimore, MD.
  • Walker, C.M., Goel, D., Nyhout, A., & Ganea, P.A. (2019, March). Evidence for early recognition of inconclusive data in children’s evaluation of evidence. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Baltimore, MD.