Wang, J.J. & Kibbe, M.M. (2024). “Catastrophic” set size limits on infants’ capacity to represent objects: A systematic review and Bayesian meta-analysis. Developmental Science, e13488. Preprint PDF

Turan-Küçük, E.N. & Kibbe, M.M. (2024). Three-year-olds’ ability to plan for mutually exclusive future possibilities is limited primarily by their representations of possible plans, not possible events. Cognition, 244, 105712. PDF Preprint Journal Link

Cheng, C. & Kibbe, M.M. (2024). Disambiguating objects’ identities in working memory through reasoning by exclusion across development. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 237, 105765. PDF Journal Link

Peretz-Lange, R. & Kibbe, M.M. (2023). Shape bias goes social: Children categorize people by weight rather than race. Developmental Science, e13454. Preprint PDF Journal Link

Cheng, C. & Kibbe, M.M. (2023). Development of precision of non-symbolic arithmetic operations in 4-6-year-old children. Frontiers in Psychology. PDF Journal Link

Kibbe, M.M. (2023). The language-of-thought as a working hypothesis for developmental cognitive science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 46, E280. Preprint Journal Link

Kibbe, M.M. & Stahl, A.E. (2023). An objects’ categorizability impacts whether infants encode surface features into their object representation. Infancy. PDF

Cheng, C. & Kibbe, M.M. (2023). Is non-symbolic arithmetic truly “arithmetic”? Examining the computational capacity of the approximate number system in young children. Cognitive Science. Preprint PDF

Kibbe, M.M. & Stahl, A.E. (2023). Objects in a social world: Infants’ object representational capacity limits are shaped by objects’ social relevance. Advanced in Child Development & Behavior Vol. 65. Preprint PDF

Blankenship, T. & Kibbe, M.M. (2023). “Plan chunking” expands 3-year-olds’ ability to complete multiple-step plans. Child Development. PDF

Kenderla, P., Kim, S-H., & Kibbe, M.M. (2023). Competition between object topology and surface features in children’s extension of novel nouns. Open Mind, 7, 93-110. Full Text

Kenderla, P. & Kibbe, M.M. (2023). Explore versus store: Children strategically trade off reliance on exploration versus working memory during a complex task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 225, 105535. PDF

Mandelbaum, E., Dunham, Y., Feiman, R., Firestone, C., Green, E.J., Harris, D., Kibbe, M.M., Kurdi, B., Mylopoulos, M., Sheperd, J., Wellwood, A., Porot, N., & Quilty-Dunn, J. (2022). Problems and mysteries of the many languages of thought. Cognitive Science. PDF

Stahl, A.E. & Kibbe, M.M. (2022). Great expectations: The construct validity of the violation-of-expectation method for studying infant cognition. Infant and Child Development. e2359. PDF

Kibbe, M.M. & Applin, J.B. (2022). Tracking what went where across toddlerhood: Feature-location binding in 2-3-year-olds’ object representations in working memory. Child Development. PDF

Cheng, C. & Kibbe, M.M. (2022). Development of updating in working memory in 4-7-year-old children. Developmental Psychology. PDF

Blankenship, T.B. & Kibbe, M.M. (2022). Two-year-olds use past experiences to accomplish novel goals. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 214, 105286. PDF

Smith-Flores, A.S., Applin, J.B., Blake, P.R., & Kibbe, M.M. (2021) Children’s understanding of economic demand: A dissociation between inference and choice. Cognition. PDF

Cheng, C. & Kibbe, M.M. (2021). Children’s use of reasoning by exclusion to track identities of occluded objects.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. PDF

Applin, J.B. & Kibbe, M.M. (2020). Young children monitor the fidelity of visual working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition.PDF

Blankenship, T., Strong, R., & Kibbe, M.M. (2020). The development of multiple object tracking via multifocal attention. Developmental Psychology. PDF

Gruen, R.L., Esfand, S.M., and Kibbe, M.M. (2020). Altruistic self-regulation in young children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. PDF

Blankenship, T. & Kibbe, M.M. (2019). Examining the limits of memory-guided planning in 3- and 4-year-olds. Cognitive DevelopmentPDF

Applin, J.B. & Kibbe, M.M. (2019). Six-month-old infants predict agents’ goal-directed actions on occluded objects. Infancy. PDF

Kibbe, M.M. & Leslie, A.M. (2019). Conceptually rich, perceptually sparse: Object representations in 6-month-olds’ working memory. Psychological Science. PDF

St. John, A., Kibbe, M.M., & Tarullo, A. (2019) A systematic assessment of socioeconomic status and executive functioning in early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 178, 352-368PDF

Bloem, I., Watanabe, Y., Kibbe, M.M., Ling, S. (2018). Visual memories bypass normalization. Psychological Science, 29(5), 845-856. PDF Supp.

Kibbe, M.M., Káldy, Z., & Blaser, E. (2018). Rules infants look by: Testing the assumption of transitivity in visual salience. Infancy, 23: 156–172PDF

Kibbe, M.M., Kreisky, M. & Weisberg, D.S. (2017). Young children distinguish between different unrealistic fictional genres. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. PDF

Kibbe, M.M. & Feigenson, L. (2017). A dissociation between small and large numbers in young children’s ability to “solve for x” in non-symbolic math problems. Cognition 60, 82-90. PDF

Kibbe, M.M., & Leslie, A.M. (2016).  The ring that does not bind: Topological class in infants’ working memory for objects. Cognitive Development, 38, 1-9. PDF

Kibbe, M.M., & Feigenson, L. (2016). Infants use temporal regularities to chunk objects in memory. Cognition, 146, 251-263. PDF

Kibbe, M.M. (2015). Varieties of visual working memory representation in infancy and beyond. Current Directions in Psychological Science 24(6), 251-263. PDF

Kibbe, M.M. & Feigenson, L. (2015). Young children “solve for x” using the approximate number system. Developmental Science, 18(1), 38-49. PDF

Kibbe, M.M. & Feigenson, L.  (2014)  Developmental origins of recoding and decoding in memory. Cognitive Psychology 75, 55-79. PDF

Denisova, K., Kibbe, M.M., Cholewiak, S., & Kim, S-H.  (2014).  Intra- and inter-manual curvature aftereffect can be obtained via tool-touch. IEEE Transactions on Haptics. PDF

Kibbe, M.M., & Leslie, A.M.  (2013).  What’s the object of object working memory in infancy? Unraveling ‘what?’ and ‘how many?’  Cognitive Psychology 66, 380-404. PDF

Kibbe, M.M., & Leslie, A.M.  (2011) What do infants remember when they forget?  Location and identity in 6-month-olds’ memory for objects.  Psychological Science 22(12), 1500-1505. PDF

Kibbe, M.M., & Kowler, E. (2011).  Visual search for category sets: Tradeoffs between exploration and memory.  Journal of Vision 11(3), 14, 1-21. PDF

Kibbe, M.M., & Leslie, A.M.  (2008). Evidence for separate development of working memory capacity for objects and for features in infants.  In Object Perception, Attention, and Memory 2007 Conference Report, Visual Cognition 16(1): 90-143.


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