Below is a list of our publications, which includes links to pre-press or public-access copies. If you would like the final, published version of any paper, please email jonathan.lane @ vanderbilt. edu .


Granata, N. G., Wiebe, M., & Lane, J. D. (in press). Children’s judgments of and reasoning about violations committed by individuals with disabilities. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Lane, J. D. (2021). Constructing ideas of the supernatural.  Journal of Cognition and Development. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2021.1906679

Conder, E. B., & Lane, J. D. (2021). Overhearing brief negative messages has lasting effects on children’s attitudes toward novel social groups. Child Development, 92, e674-e690: 10.1111/cdev.13547

Lane, J. D., & Bowman, L. C. (2021). How children’s social tendencies can shape their Theory of Mind development: Access and attention to social information. Developmental Review, 61, 100977. doi: 10.1016/j.dr.2021.100977

Lane, J. D., Conder, E. B., & Rottman, J. (2020). The influence of direct and overheard messages on children’s attitudes toward novel social groups. Child Development, 91, 829-845. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13238

Lane, J. D. (2020). Probabilistic reasoning in context: Socio-cultural differences in children’s and adults’ predictions about the fulfillment of prayers and wishes. Journal of Cognition and Development, 21, 240-260. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2019.1709468

Ronfard, S., & Lane, J. D. (2019). Children’s and adults’ epistemic trust in and impressions of inaccurate informants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 188. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2019.104662

Lane, J. D. (2018). Children’s belief in counterintuitive and counter-perceptual messages. Child Development Perspectives, 12, 247-252. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12294

Lane, J. D., Ronfard, S., & El-Sherif, D. (2018). The influence of first-hand testimony and hearsay on children’s belief in the improbableChild Development, 89, 1133-1140. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12815

Ronfard, S., & Lane, J. D. (2018). Preschoolers continually adjust their epistemic trust based on an informant’s ongoing accuracy. Child Development, 89, 414-429. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12720

Heiphetz, L., Lane, J. D., Waytz, A., & Young, L. (2018). My mind, your mind, and God’s mind: How children and adults conceive of different agents’ moral beliefs. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36, 467-481. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12231

Ronfard, S., Lane, J. D., Wang, M., & Harris, P. L. (2017). The impact of counter-perceptual testimony on children’s categorization after a delayJournal of Experimental Child Psychology, 163, 151-158. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.06.006

Lane, J. D., & Shafto, P. (2017). Young children’s attributions of causal power to novel invisible entitiesJournal of Experimental Child Psychology, 162, 268-281doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.05.015

Lane, J. D., & Dolins, F. (2016). Socio-cultural differences in judgments about the power of thought. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 27, 174-191. doi: 10.1163/9789004322035_012

Lane, J. D., Ronfard, S., Francioli, S., & Harris, P. L. (2016). Children’s imagination and belief: Prone to flights of fancy or grounded in reality? Cognition, 152, 127-140. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.03.022

Song, J., Volling, B. L., Lane, J. D., & Wellman, H. M. (2016). Aggression, sibling antagonism, and theory-of-mind during the first year of siblinghood: A developmental cascade model. Child Development, 87, 1250-1263. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12530

Lane, J. D., Evans, E. M., Brink, K. A., & Wellman, H. M. (2016). Developing concepts of ordinary and extraordinary communication. Developmental Psychology, 52, 19-30. doi: 10.1037/dev0000061

Lane, J. D., Liqi, Z., Evans, E. M., & Wellman, H. M. (2016). Developing concepts of the mind, body, and afterlife: Exploring the roles of narrative context and culture. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 16, 50-82. doi: 10.1163/15685373-12342168

Heiphetz, L., Lane, J. D., Waytz, A., & Young, L. (2016). How children and adults represent God’s mind. Cognitive Science, 40, 121-144. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12232

Lane, J. D., & Harris, P. L. (2015). The roles of intuitions and informants’ expertise in children’s epistemic trust. Child Development, 86, 919-926. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12324

Lane, J. D., & Song, J. (2015). Behavioral inhibition and social withdrawal across cultures. In Wright, J. D. (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed., pp. 456-462). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science Ltd.

Brink, K., Lane, J. D., & Wellman, H. M. (2015). Developmental pathways for social understanding: Linking social cognition to social contexts. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 719. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00719

Lane, J. D., Wellman, H. M., & Evans, E. M. (2014). Approaching an understanding of omniscience from the preschool years to early adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2380-2392. doi: 10.1037/a0037715

Lane, J. D., & Harris, P. L. (2014). Confronting, representing, and believing counterintuitive concepts: Navigating the natural and the supernatural. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 144-160. doi: 10.1177/1745691613518078

Lane, J. D., Harris, P. L., Gelman, S. A., & Wellman, H. M. (2014). More than meets the eye: Young children’s trust in claims that defy their perceptions. Developmental Psychology, 50, 865-871. doi: 10.1037/a0034291

Dunphy-Lelii, S., LaBounty, J., Lane, J. D., & Wellman, H. M. (2014). The social context of infant intention understanding. Journal of Cognition and Development, 15, 60-77. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2012.710863

Harris, P. L., & Lane, J. D. (2014). Infants understand how testimony works. Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy, 33, 443-458. doi: 10.1007/s11245-013-9180-0

Lane, J. D., Wellman, H. M., & Gelman, S. A. (2013). Informants’ traits weigh heavily in young children’s trust in testimony and in their epistemic inferences. Child Development, 84, 1253-1268. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12029

Choe, D. E., Lane, J. D., Grabell, A. S., & Olson, S. L. (2013). Developmental precursors of young school-age children’s hostile attribution bias. Developmental Psychology, 49, 2245-2256. doi: 10.1037/a0032293

Lane, J. D., Wellman, H. M., Olson, S. L., Miller, A. L., Wang, L. & Tardif, T. (2013). Relations between temperament and theory of mind development in the United States and China: Biological and behavioral correlates of preschoolers’ false-belief understanding. Developmental Psychology, 49, 825-836. doi: 10.1037/a0028825

Legare, C. H., Lane, J. D., & Evans, E. M. (2013). Anthropomorphizing science: How does it affect the development of evolutionary concepts? Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 59, 168-197. doi: 10.1353/mpq.2013.0009

Lane, J. D., Wellman, H. M., & Evans, E. M. (2012). Sociocultural input facilitates children’s developing understanding of extraordinary minds. Child Development, 83, 1007-1021. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01741.x

Wellman, H. M., Lane, J. D., LaBounty, J., & Olson, S. L. (2011). Observant, nonaggressive temperament predicts theory of mind development. Developmental Science, 14, 319-326. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2010.00977.x

Evans, E. M., & Lane, J. D. (2011). Contradictory or complementary? Creationist and evolutionist explanations of the origin(s) of species. Human Development, 54, 144-159. doi: 10.1159/000329130

Lane, J. D., Wellman, H. M., & Evans, E. M. (2010). Children’s understanding of ordinary and extraordinary minds. Child Development, 81, 1475-1489. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01486.x

Lane, J. D., Wellman, H. M., Olson, S. L., LaBounty, J., & Kerr, D. C. R. (2010). Theory of mind and emotion understanding predict moral development in early childhood. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 28, 871-889. doi: 10.1348/026151009X483056