Publications

Baillargeon, R., Wu, D., Yuan, S., Li, J., & Luo, Y. (in press). Young infants’ expectations about self-propelled objects. To appear in B. Hood & L. Santos (Eds.), The origins of object knowledge. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Luo, Y., Kaufman, L., & Baillargeon, R. (in press). Young infants’ reasoning about events involving inert and self-propelled objects. Cognitive Psychology.

Scott, R. M., & Baillargeon, R. (in press). Which penguin is this? Attributing false beliefs about object identity at 18 months (special issue in developmental neuroscience). Child Development.

Baillargeon, R., Li, J., Ng, W., & Yuan, S. (2009). A new account of infants’ physical reasoning. In A. Woodward & A. Needham (Eds.), Learning and the infant mind (pp. 66-116). New York: Oxford University Press.

Baillargeon, R. (2008). Innate ideas revisited: For a principle of persistence in infants’ physical reasoning. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3, 2-13.

Hespos, S. J., & Baillargeon, R. (2008). Young infants’ actions reveal their developing knowledge of support variables: Converging evidence for violation-of-expectation findings. Cognition, 107, 304 – 316.

Song, H., & Baillargeon, R. (2008). Infants’ reasoning about others’ false perceptions. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1789-1795.

Song, H., Onishi, K. H., Baillargeon, R., & Fisher, C. (2008). Can an actor’s false belief be corrected by an appropriate communication? Psychological reasoning in 18.5-month-old infants. Cognition, 109, 295-315.

Wang, S., & Baillargeon, R. (2008). Can infants be “taught” to attend to a new physical variable in an event category? The case of height in covering events. Cognitive Psychology, 56, 284-326.

Wang, S., & Baillargeon, R. (2008). Detecting impossible changes in infancy: A three-system account. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12, 17-23.

Luo, Y., & Baillargeon, R. (2007). Do 12.5-month-old infants consider what objects others can see when interpreting their actions? Cognition, 105, 489-512.

Onishi, K. H., Baillargeon, R., & Leslie, A. M. (2007). 15-month-old infants detect violations in pretend scenarios. Acta Psychologica (special issue), 124, 106-128.

Song, H., & Baillargeon, R. (2007). Can 9.5-month-old infants attribute to an actor a disposition to perform a particular action on objects? Acta Psychologica (special issue), 124, 79-105.

Baillargeon, R., Li, J., Luo, Y., & Wang, S. (2006). Under what conditions do infants detect continuity violations? In M. H. Johnson, & Y. Munakata (Eds.), Processes of change in brain and cognitive development: Attention and Performance XXI (pp. 163-188). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hespos, S. J., & Baillargeon, R. (2006). Décalage in infants’ knowledge about occlusion and containment events: Converging evidence from action tasks. Cognition, 99, B31-B41.

Wang, S., & Baillargeon, R. (2006). Infants’ physical knowledge affects their change detection. Developmental Science, 9, 173-181.

Baillargeon, R. (2005). La physique démarre au berceau. La Recherche, no 388 (juillet-aout), 57-61.

Luo, Y., & Baillargeon, R. (2005). Can a self-propelled box have a goal? Psychological reasoning in 5-month-old infants. Psychological Science, 16, 601-608.

Luo, Y., & Baillargeon, R. (2005). When the ordinary seems unexpected: Evidence for incremental physical knowledge in young infants. Cognition, 95, 297-328.

Onishi, K. H., & Baillargeon, R. (2005). Do 15-month-old infants understand false beliefs? Science, 8 April, 255-258.

Song, H., Baillargeon, R., & Fisher, C. (2005). Can infants attribute to an agent a disposition to perform a particular action? Cognition, 98, B45-B55.

Wang, S., & Baillargeon, R. (2005). Inducing infants to detect a physical violation in a single trial. Psychological Science, 16, 542-549.

Wang, S., Baillargeon, R., & Paterson, S. (2005). Detecting continuity violations in infancy: A new account and new evidence from covering and tube events. Cognition, 95, 129-173.

Baillargeon, R. (2004). Infants' physical world. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13, 89-94.

Baillargeon, R. (2004). Infants’ reasoning about hidden objects: Evidence for event-general and event-specific expectations (article with peer commentaries and response, listed below). Developmental Science, 7, 391-424.

Baillargeon, R. (2004). Can 12 large clowns fit in a Mini Cooper? Or when are beliefs and reasoning explicit and conscious? Developmental Science, 7, 422-424.

Baillargeon, R (2004). Le raisonnement des bébés à propos des objects cachés: Des principes généraux et des attentes spécifiques. In R. Lécuyer (Ed.), Psychologie du dévelopment du nourrisson (pp. 221-270). Paris: Dunod. [translated by Roger Lécuyer, translation revised by RB).

Wang, S., Baillargeon, R., & Brueckner, L. (2004). Young infants’ reasoning about hidden objects: Evidence from violation-of-expectation tasks with test trials only. Cognition, 93, 167-198.

Aguiar, A., & Baillargeon, R. (2003). Perseverative responding in a violation-of-expectation task in 6.5-month-old infants. Cognition, 88, 277-316.

Luo, R., Baillargeon, R., Brueckner, L., & Munakata, Y. (2003). Reasoning about a hidden object after a delay: Evidence from robust representations in 5-month-old infants. Cognition, 88, B23-B32.

Wang, S., Kaufman, L., & Baillargeon, R. (2003). Should all stationary objects move when hit? Developments in infants’ causal and statistical expectations about collision events. Infant Behavior and Development (special issue), 26, 529-568.

Aguiar, A., & Baillargeon, R. (2002). Developments in young infants' reasoning about occluded objects. Cognitive Psychology, 45, 267-336.

Baillargeon, R. (2002). The acquisition of physical knowledge in infancy: A summary in eight lessons. In U. Goswami (Ed.), Blackwell handbook of childhood cognitive development (pp. 46-83). Oxford: Blackwell.

Baillargeon, R., & Luo, Y. (2002). Development of the object concept. In Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science (Vol. 3, pp. 387-391). London: Nature Publishing Group.

Baillargeon, R., & Wang, S. (2002). Event categorization in infancy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 85-93.

Baillargeon, R. (2001). Infants' physical knowledge: Of acquired expectations and core principles. In E. Dupoux (ed.), Language, brain, and cognitive development: Essays in honor of Jacques Mehler (pp. 341-361). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Also in French: Les connaissances du nourisson en physique: Attentes acquises et principes de base. In E. Dupoux (Ed.), Les languages du cerveau: Textes en l’honneur de Jacques Mehler (pp. 343-363). Paris: Editions Odile Jacob].

Hespos, S. J., & Baillargeon, R. (2001). Infants' knowledge about occlusion and containment events: A surprising discrepancy. Psychological Science, 12, 141-147.

Hespos, S. J., & Baillargeon, R. (2001). Knowledge about containment events in very young infants. Cognition, 78, 207-245.

Aguiar, A., & Baillargeon, R. (2000). Perseveration and problem solving in infancy. In H. W. Reese (Ed.), Advances in child development and behavior, Vol. 27 (pp. 135-180). San Diego: Academic Press.

Baillargeon, R. (2000). La compréhension du monde physique par le bébé: Héritage piagétiens. In O. Houdé & C. Meljac (Eds.), L'esprit piagétien: Hommage international à Jean Piaget (pp. 55-87). Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

Baillargeon, R. (2000). Reply to Bogartz, Shinskey, and Schilling; Schilling; and Cashon and Cohen. Infancy, 1, 447-462.

Kotovsky, L., & Baillargeon, R. (2000). Reasoning about collision events involving inert objects in 7.5-month-old infants. Developmental Science, 3, 344-359.

Needham, A., & Baillargeon, R. (2000). Infants' use of featural and experiential information in segregating and individuating objects: A reply to Xu, Carey, and Welch (1999). Cognition, 74, 255-284.

Aguiar, A., & Baillargeon, R. (1999). 2.5-month-old infants' reasoning about when objects should and should not be occluded. Cognitive Psychology, 39, 116-157.

Baillargeon, R. (1999). Young infants' expectations about hidden objects: A reply to three challenges (article with peer commentaries and response). Developmental Science, 2, 115-163.

Aguiar, A., & Baillargeon, R. (1998). 8.5-month-old infants' reasoning about containment events. Child Development, 69, 636-653.

Baillargeon, R. (1998). Infants' understanding of the physical world. In M. Sabourin, F. Craik, & M. Robert (Eds.), Advances in psychological science, Vol. 2 (pp. 503-529). London: Psychology Press.

Baillargeon, R., & Aguiar, A. (1998). Toward a general model of perseveration in infancy. Commentary on "Infant perseveration and implications for object permanence theories: A PDP model of the AB task" by Yuko Munakata. Developmental Science, 1, 190-191.

Kotovsky, L., & Baillargeon, R. (1998). The development of calibration-based reasoning about collision events in young infants. Cognition, 67, 311-351.

Needham, A., & Baillargeon, R. (1998). Effects of prior experience on 4.5-month-old infants' object segregation. Infant Behavior and Development, 21, 1-24.

Wilcox, T., & Baillargeon, R. (1998). Object individuation in infancy: The use of featural information in reasoning about occlusion events. Cognitive Psychology, 17, 97-155.

Wilcox, T., & Baillargeon, R. (1998). Object individuation in young infants: Further evidence with an event-monitoring task. Developmental Science, 1, 127-142.

Needham, A., & Baillargeon, R. (1997). Object segregation in 8-month-old infants. Cognition, 62, 121-149.

Needham, A., Baillargeon, R., & Kaufman, L. (1997). Object segregation in infancy. In C. Rovee-Collier & L. P. Lipsitt (Eds.), Advances in infancy research, Vol. 11 (pp. 1-44). Greenwich, CT: Ablex.

Baillargeon, R. (1995). A model of physical reasoning in infancy. In C. Rovee-Collier & L. P. Lipsitt (Eds.), Advances in infancy research, Vol. 9 (pp. 305-371). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Baillargeon, R. (1995). Physical reasoning in infancy. In M. S. Gazzaniga (Ed.-in-chief), The cognitive neurosciences (pp. 181-204). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Baillargeon, R., Kotovsky, L., & Needham, A. (1995). The acquisition of physical knowledge in infancy. In D. Sperber, D. Premack, & A. J. Premack (Eds.), Causal cognition: A multidisciplinary debate (pp. 79-116). Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Baillargeon, R. (1994). How do infants learn about the physical world? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 3, 133-140.

Baillargeon, R. (1994). Physical reasoning in young infants: Seeking explanations for unexpected events. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 12, 9-33.

Kotovsky, L., & Baillargeon, R. (1994). Calibration-based reasoning about collision events in 11-month-old infants. Cognition, 51, 107-129.

Whyte, V. A., McDonald, V. P., Baillargeon, R., & Newell, K. M. (1994). Mouthing and grasping of objects by young infants. Ecological Psychology, 6, 205-218.

Baillargeon, R. (1993). The object concept revisited: New directions in the investigation of infants' physical knowledge. In C. E. Granrud (Ed.), Visual perception and cognition in infancy (pp. 265-315). Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum.

Needham, A., & Baillargeon, R. (1993). Intuitions about support in 4.5-month-old infants. Cognition, 47, 121-148.

Newell, K. M., McDonald, P. V., & Baillargeon, R. (1993). Body scale and infant grip configurations. Developmental Psychobiology, 26, 195-205.

Baillargeon, R., Needham, A., & DeVos, J. (1992). The development of young infants' intuitions about support. Early Development and Parenting, 1, 69-78.

Baillargeon, R. (1991). Reasoning about the height and location of a hidden object in 4.5- and 6.5-month-old infants. Cognition, 38, 13-42.

Baillargeon, R., & DeVos, J. (1991). Object permanence in 3.5- and 4.5-month-old infants: Further evidence. Child Development, 62, 1227-1246.

Baillargeon, R., Graber, M., DeVos, J., & Black, J. (1990). Why do young infants fail to search for hidden objects? Cognition, 36, 225-284.

Baillargeon, R., & Hanko-Summers, S. (1990). Is the top object adequately supported by the bottom object? Young infants' understanding of support relations. Cognitive Development, 5, 29-53.

Miller, K. F., & Baillargeon, R. (1990). Length and distance: Do preschoolers think that occlusion brings things together? Developmental Psychology, 26, 103-114.

Baillargeon, R., DeVos, J., & Graber, M. (1989). Location memory in 8-month-old infants in a non-search AB task: Further evidence. Cognitive Development, 4, 345-367.

Newell, K. M., Scully, D. M., McDonald, P. V., & Baillargeon, R. (1989). Task constraints and infant grip configurations. Developmental Psychobiology, 22, 817-832.

Baillargeon, R., & Graber, M. (1988). Evidence of location memory in 8-month-old infants in a non-search AB task. Developmental Psychology, 24, 502-511.

Baillargeon, R. (1987). Object permanence in 3.5- and 4.5-month-old infants. Developmental Psychology, 23, 655-664.

Baillargeon, R. (1987). Reply to H. G. Furth's comment on "Object permanence in 5–month-old infants" by R. Baillargeon, E. S. Spelke, & S. Wasserman. Cognition, 26, 189-190.

Baillargeon, R. (1987). Young infants' reasoning about the physical and spatial characteristics of a hidden object. Cognitive Development, 2, 179-200.

Baillargeon, R., & Graber, M. (1987). Where's the rabbit? 5.5-month-old infants' representation of the height of a hidden object. Cognitive Development, 2, 375–392.

Baillargeon, R. (1986). Representing the existence and the location of hidden objects: Object permanence in 6- and 8-month-old infants. Cognition, 23, 21–41.

Baillargeon, R., Spelke, E. S., & Wasserman, S. (1985). Object permanence in 5–month-old infants. Cognition, 20, 191-208.

Gelman, R., & Baillargeon, R. (1983). A review of Piagetian concepts. In P. H. Mussen (Series Ed.) & J. H. Flavell & E. M. Markman (Vol. Eds.), Handbook of child psychology (4th ed.), Vol. 3 (pp. 167-230). New York: Wiley.

Bullock, M., Gelman, R., & Baillargeon, R. (1982). The development of causal reasoning. In W. J. Friedman (Ed.), The developmental psychology of time (pp. 209-254). New York: Academic Press.