Publications

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2024

Halavani, Z., Duggirala, S., Ozker, G., Wang, Y., & MacGillivray, T. (under review). The cultural nature of early social communication. In M. Krause, D. Leavens, and K. Bard (Eds.), Pointing, Culture and Evolution. Cambridge University Press.

Halavani, Z., Yeung, H., Cebioglu, S. & Broesch, T. (under review). Early social interactions in Canada and Vanuatu: Beyond infant directed speech. Infant and Child Development.

MacGillivray, T. B., Kroupin, I., Greenfield, P., Riede, F., Hewlett, B., Nowell, A., Xu, J., Dutra, N., Oppong, S., Takada, A., Halavani, Z. (under review). Chapter 2: A history of cross-cultural research on childhood learning. A field guide to doing cross-cultural research on childhood learning: Theoretical, methodological, practical, and ethical considerations for an interdisciplinary field. Open Book Publishers, UK 

MacGillivray, T. B., Cristia, A., Nowell, A., Amir, D., Pope-Caldwell, S., Dutra, N., Milks, A., Tian, X., Hodson, C., Wang, Y., Duggirala, S. (under review). Chapter 7: Sharing your research. A field guide to doing cross-cultural research on childhood learning: Theoretical, methodological, practical, and ethical considerations for an interdisciplinary field. Open Book Publishers, UK

Wang, Y., Karasik, L., Hewlett, B., & Broesch, T. (under review). Cultural differences in infant motor development: A comparison of early locomotor experience. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Broesch, T. (2024).Mutual joy and social development. In J. D. Osofsky, H. E. Fitzgerald, M. Keren, & K. Puura (Eds.), WAIMH Handbook of infant and early childhood mental health: Biopsychosocial factors (Vol. 1, pp. 407-420). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-48627-2_24 

 

2023

Broesch, T., & Robbins, E. (2023). Decentering the Western perspective on knowledge: A reply to commentaries on ‘Building a cooperative child: evidence and lessons cross-culturally’. Global Discourse,13(3-4), 447-451. https://doi.org/10.1332/20437897Y2023D000000022 

Broesch, T., & Robbins, E. (2023). Building a cooperative child: evidence and lessons cross-culturally. Global Discourse, 13(3-4), 417-430. https://doi.org/10.1332/20437897Y2023D000000004 

Broesch, T., von Rueden, C., Yurkowski, K., Quinn, H., Alami, S., Davis, H. E., Stupica, B., Nimau, J. T., & Bureau, J.F. (2023). Fatherhood and child-father attachment in two small-scale societies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 54(5), 591-609. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220221231176788 

Broesch, T., Lew-Levy, S., Kärtner, J., Kanngiesser, P., & Kline, M. (2023). A roadmap to doing culturally grounded developmental science. The Review of Philosophy and Psychology,14(2), 587–609. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13164-022-00636-y 

 

2022

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, 51(3), 792-806. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-022-01340-z

Cebioglu, S., Marin, K., & Broesch, T. (2022). Variation in caregivers’ references to their toddlers: Child-directed speech in Vanuatu and Canada. Child Development, 93(6), e622-638. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13833

Lew-Levy, S., Bombjaková, D., Milks, A., Ntamboudila, F. K., 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, 289(1974), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.0164

Broesch, T., Little, E., Carver, L., & Legare, C. (2022). Still-face redux: Infant responses to a classic and modified still-face paradigm in proximal and distal care cultures. Infant Behaviour and Development, 68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2022.101732

 

2021

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, 25(2), e13180. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.13180

Lew-Levy, S., Pope, S. M., Haun, D. B. M., Kline, M. A., & 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, 211, 105223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2021.105223

Barrett, H. C., Bolyanatz, A., Broesch, T., Cohen, E., Froerer, P., Kanovsky, M., Schug, M. G., & Laurence, S. (2021). Intuitive dualism and afterlife beliefs: A cross-cultural study. Cognitive Science, 45(6), e12992. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12992

Lew-Levy, S., Milks, A., Ntamboudila, F. K., Broesch, T., & Kline, M. A. (2021). BaYaka adolescent boys nominate accessible adult men as preferred spear hunting models. Current Anthropology, 62(5), 631-640. https://doi.org/10.1086/716853 

Cebioglu, S. & Broesch, T. (2021). Explaining cross-cultural variation in mirror self-recognition: New insights into the ontogeny of objective self-awareness. Developmental Psychology, 57(5), 625-638. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/dev0001171

Carpendale, J. I. M., Mueller, U., Wallbridge, B., Broesch, T., Cameron-Faulkner, T., & Eycke, K. T. (2021). The development of giving in forms of object-exchange: Exploring the roots of communication and morality in early interaction around objects. Human Development, 65(3), 166-179. https://doi.org/10.1159/000517221 

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, 32, 16-47. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12110-021-09386-9

Broesch, T., Carolan, P. L., Cebioglu, S., von Rueden, C., Boyette, A., Moya, C., Hewlett, B. & Kline, M. A. (2021). Opportunities for interaction: Natural observations of children’s social behaviour in five societies. Human Nature, 32, 208-238. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12110-021-09393-w  

Broesch, T. & Wang, Y. (2021). Human infancy and childhood. In J. Vonk & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behaviour (pp.1-7). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_2104-1  

Broesch, T. & Carpendale, J. (2021). Emotional development across cultures. In D. Dukes, A. C. Samson, & E. A. Walle (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of emotional development. (pp. 398-406). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198855903.013.45 

 

2020

*Broesch, T., *Crittenden, A. N., Beheim, B. A., Blackwell, A. D., Bunce, J. A., Colleran, H., Hagel, K., Kline, M., McElreath, R., Nelson, R. G., Pisor, A. C., Prall, S., Pretelli, I., Purzycki, B., Quinn, E. A., Ross, C., Scelza, B., Starkweather, K., Stieglitz, J., & Mulder, M. B. (2020). Navigating cross-cultural research: Methodological and ethical considerations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287(1935). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.1245

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, 30(1). https://doi.org/10.1002/icd.2204   

House, B. R., Kanngiesser, P., Barrett, H. C., Broesch, T., Cebioglu, S., Crittendon, A. N., Erut, A., Lew-Levy, S., Sebastian-Enesco, C., Smith, A. M., Yilmaz, S., & Silk, J. B. (2020). Universal norm psychology leads to societal diversity in prosocial behavior and development. Nature Human Behavior, 4, 36-44. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0734-z  

 

2019

Smit, A. N., Broesch, T., Siegel, J. M., & Mistlberger, R. E. (2019). Sleep timing and duration in indigenous villages with and without electric lighting on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Scientific Reports, 9(17278). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-53635-y  

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, 22(4), e12779. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12779  

 

2018

Kline, M. A., 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). https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2017.0059 

Broesch, T., & Bryant, G. A. (2018). Fathers’ infant-directed speech in a small-scale society. Child Development, 89(2), e29-e41. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12768

 

2017

Aime, H., Broesch, T., Aknin, L. B., & Warneken, F. (2017). Evidence for proactive and reactive helping in two- to five-year olds from a small-scale society. PLoS ONE, 12(11), e0187787. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187787  

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022117731093

 

2016

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12501

Broesch, T. (2016). Motherese. In V. A. Weekes-Shackelford & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science (pp. 1-2). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_3326-1 

 

2015

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000082

 

2014

Broesch, T. & Bryant, G. (2014). Prosody in infant directed speech is similar across western and traditional cultures. Journal of Cognition and Development, 16(1), 31-43. https://doi.org/10.1080/15248372.2013.833923

 

2013

Barrett, H. C., Broesch, T., Scott, R. M., He, Z., Baillargeon, R., Wu, D., Bolz, M., Henrich, J., Setoh, P., Wang, J., & Laurence, S. (2013). Early false belief understanding in traditional non-Western societies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1755), 20122654. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.2654  

 

2012

Rochat, P., Broesch, T., & Jayne, K. (2012). Social awareness and early self-recognition. Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal, 21(3), 1491-1497. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1016/j.concog.2012.04.007  

Suanda, S. H., Walton, K. M., Broesch, T., Kolkin, L., & Namy, L. L. (2013). Why two-year-olds fail to learn gestures as object labels: Evidence from looking time and forced-choice measures. Language Learning and Development, 9(1), 50-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/15475441.2012.723189  

 

2011

Broesch, T., Callaghan, T., Henrich, J., Murphy, C., & Rochat, P. (2011) Cultural variations in children’s mirror self-recognition. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42(6), 1018-1029. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022110381114  

 

2009

Rochat, P., Dias, M. D. G., 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(3), 416-442. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022109332844 

 

2004

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(6), 1733-1744. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2004.00813.x