Journal Articles

Student authors underlined. *Denotes co-first authorship


Broesch, T., von Rueden, C., Yurkowski, K., Quinn, H., Alami, S., Davis, H.E., Stupica, B., Tari, J., & Bureau, J.F. (accepted with revisions, JCCP). Fatherhood and father-child attachment in two small-scale societies.


Boyette, A., Cebioglu, S., Broesch, T. (2022). Teaching strategies are shaped by experience with formal education: Experimental evidence from caregiver-child dyads in two Tannese communities”. Memory & Cognition.

Cebioglu, S., Marin, K., Broesch, T. (2022). Variation in caregivers’ references to their toddlers: Child-directed speech in Vanuatu and Canada. Child Development.

Lew-Levy, S., Bombjaková, D., Milks, A., Ntamboudila, F., Kline, M., & Broesch, T. (2022). Costly teaching contributes to the acquisition of spear hunting skill among BaYaka forager adolescents. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Broesch, T., Legare, C., Little, E., & Carver, L. (2022). Still-face redux: Infant responses to a classic and modified still-face paradigm in proximal and distal care cultures. Infant Behaviour and Development.

Broesch, T., Lew-Levy, S., Kärtner, J., Kanngiesser, P., & Kline, M. (2022). A roadmap to doing culturally grounded developmental science. The Review of Philosophy and Psychology.



McClay, E., Cebioglu, S., Broesch, T., Yeung, H.H. (2021). Rethinking the phonetics of baby-talk: Differences across Canada and Vanuatu in the articulation of mothers’ speech to infants. Developmental Science.

Pope, S. & Lew-Levy, S., Haun, D., Kline, M., & Broesch, T. (2021). Out of the empirical box: A mixed-methods study of tool innovation among Congolese BaYaka forager and Bondongo fisher-farmer children. Journal of Experimental Child  Psychology.

Barrett, H.C., Bolyanatz, A., Broesch, T., Cohen, E., Froerer, P., Kanovsky, M., Schug, M., & Laurence, S. (2021) Intuitive dualism and afterlife beliefs: A cross-cultural study. Cognitive Science.

Lew-Levy, S., Milks, A., Broesch, T., & Kline, M.A. (2021). BaYaka adolescents from the Republic of Congo nominate accessible adults as preferred spear hunting models. Current Anthropology.

Cebioglu, S. & Broesch, T. (2021). Explaining cross-cultural variation in mirror self-recognition: New insights into the ontogeny of objective self-awareness. Developmental Psychology.

Carpendale, J., Wallbridge, B., Broesch, T., Cameron-Faulkner, T., Mueller, U., Ten Eycke, K. (2021). “The Development of Giving in forms of Object-Exchange: Exploring the Roots of Communication and Morality in Early Interaction around Objects.” Human Development.

Broesch, T. & Wang, Y. (2021) Human Infancy and Childhood. In J. Vonk & T.K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behaviour. Springer.

Broesch, T. & Carpendale, J. (2021). Emotional development across cultures. Oxford University Press Handbook of Emotional Development.

Lew-Levy, S., Ringen, E.J., Crittenden, A.N., Mabulla, I.A., Broesch, T., Kline, M.A. (2021). The life history of learning subsistence skills among Hadza and BaYaka foragers from Tanzania and the Republic of Congo. Human Nature.

Broesch, T., Carolan, P., Cebioglu, S., von Rueden, C., Boyette, A., Moya, C., Hewlett, B. & Kline, M. (2021). Opportunities for interaction: Natural observations of children’s social behaviour in five societies. Human Nature.



*Broesch, T., *Crittenden, A. N., Beheim, B., Blackwell, A. D., Bunce, J., Colleran, H., Dr, … Borgerhoff Mulder, M. (2020). Navigating cross-cultural research: methodological and ethical considerations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287(1935).

Aime, H., Rochat, P., & Broesch, T. (2020). Cultural differences in infant spontaneous behaviour: Evidence from a small-scale, rural island society. Infant and Child Development.   

House, B., Kanngiesser, P., Barrett, C., Broesch, T., Cebioglu, S., Crittendon, A., Erut, A., Lew-Levy, S., Sebastian-Enesco, C., Smith, A., Yilmaz, S., & Silk, J. (2020). Universal norm psychology leads to societal diversity in prosocial behavior and development. Nature Human Behavior.



Smit, A., Broesch, T., Siegel, J., & Mistlberger, R. (2019). The dawn of social jetlag: Sleep in indigenous villages with and without electric lighting on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Sleep Medicine.

Hernik, M. & Broesch, T. (2019). Infant gaze following depends on communicative signals: An eye-tracking study of 5-to-7-month-olds in Vanuatu. Developmental Science.



Kline, M., Shamsudeen, R. & Broesch, T.  (2018). Variation is the universal: Making cultural evolution work in developmental psychology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 373(1743).

Broesch, T., & Bryant, G. A. (2018). Fathers’ infant-directed speech in a small-scale society. Child Development, 1–13.



Aime, H., Broesch, T., Aknin, L. B., & Warneken, F. (2017). Proactive helping in a small-scale society. PLoS ONE, 12(11).

Broesch, T., Itakura, S., & Rochat, P. (2017). Learning from others: Selective requests by 3-year-olds of three cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(9), 1432-1441.

Broesch, T., & Bryant, G. A. (2017). Fathers’ infant-directed speech in a small-scale society. Child Development, 1–13. doi:10.1111/cdev.12768



Broesch, T., Rochat, P., Olah, K., Broesch, J. & Henrich, J. (2016). Similarities and differences in maternal responsiveness in three societies: Evidence from Fiji, Kenya and US. Child Development, 87(3), 700–711.

Broesch, T., (2016). Motherese. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, pp.1-2.



Aknin, L. B., Broesch, T., & Hamlin, J. K., & Van de Vondervoot, J. W. (2015). Prosocial behavior leads to happiness in a small-scale rural society. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(4), 788–795.



Broesch, T. & Bryant, G. (2014). Prosody in infant directed speech is similar across western and traditional cultures. Journal of Cognition and Development, 1-13.



Barrett, H. C., Broesch, T., Scott, R. M., He, Z., Baillargeon, R., Wu, D., … Laurence, S. (2013). Early false belief understanding in traditional non-Western societies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1755), 20122654.

Suanda, U., Meyer, K., Broesch, T., Kulkin, L., & Namy, L. (2013). Why two-year-olds’ fail to learn gestures as object labels: Evidence from a dual-task paradigm. Language, Learning and Development, 9, 50-65.



Rochat, P., Broesch, T. & Jayne, K. (2012). Social awareness and early self-recognition. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1491-1497.



Broesch, T., Callaghan, T., Henrich, J., Murphy, C., & Rochat, P. (2011). Cultural variations in children’s mirror self-recognition. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40(6), 1019-1031.



Rochat, P., Dias, M., Liping, G., Broesch, T., Passos-Ferrera, C., Winning, A. & Berg, B. (2009). Fairness in distributive justice by 3- and 5-year-olds across seven cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40, 416-442.



Callaghan, T. C., Rochat, P., MacGillivray, T. & MacLellan, C. (2004). Modeling referential actions in 6- to 18-month-old infants: A precursor to symbolic understanding. Child Development, 75, 1733-1744.


In Prep & Under Review

Broesch, T. & Cebioglu, S (revise & resubmit). Meet the scholars: Enhancing critical thinking in the classroom.

Broesch, T. (in prep). “Culture and early social development” Invited Chapter in Hiram Fitzgerald’s edited volume.

Robbins, E. & Broesch, T. (in prep). “How cooperation develops: Evidence across diverse societies” invited chapter

Broesch, T. (in prep). “Universals and cultural specifics: A closer look at the evidence.” Invited paper for Child Development Perspectives