Publications

Cognitive development.
Computational modeling.
Cross-cultural study.
Behavioral data with adults.

Representative publications

  • Jara-Ettinger, J., Gweon, H., Schulz, L. E., & Tenenbaum, J.B. (2016). The naive utility calculus: Computational principles underlying commonsense psychology. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

  • Velez-Ginorio, J., Siegel, M., Tenenbaum, J.B., & Jara-Ettinger, J. (2017). Interpreting actions by attributing compositional desires. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

  • Jara-Ettinger, J., Tenenbaum, J. B., & Schulz, L. E. (2015). Not so innocent: Toddlers' reasoning about costs, competence, and culpability. Psychological Science.

  • Jara-Ettinger, J., Gibson, E., Kidd, C., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2015). Native Amazonian children forego egalitarianism in merit based tasks when they learn to count. Developmental Science..

  • Under review / in prep

    1. Jara-Ettinger, J., Floyd, S., Schulz, L. E., & Tenenbaum, J.B (in prep). Social pragmatics: four and five-year-olds rely on commonsense psychology to resolve referential ambiguities.

    2. Bridgers, S., Jara-Ettinger, J., & Gweon, L.E. (under review). Children consider others’ expected costs and rewards when deciding what to teach.

    3. Jara-Ettinger, J., Schulz, L. E., & Tenenbaum, J.B (in prep). The naive utility calculus as a rational, quantitative foundation of action understanding.

    4. Jara-Ettinger, J., Sun, F., Schulz, L. E., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (under review). Sensitivity to the sampling process emerges from the principle of efficiency.

    5. Jara-Ettinger, J., Levy, R., Sakel, J., & Gibson, E. (under review). The cultural origins of the shape bias: Evidence from the Tsimane'. [ Email ]

    6. 2017

    7. Gibson, E., Jara-Ettinger, J., Levy. R., & Piantadosi, S.T. (in press). Task effects in cross-cultural research: Computer experiments can yield misleading results in non-industrialized populations. Open mind. [ Email ]

    8. Jara-Ettinger, J., Floyd, S., Tenenbaum, J. B., & Schulz, L. (2017). Children believe that agents maximize expected utilities. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. [ Email ]

    9. Gibson, E., Futrell, R., Jara-Ettinger, J., Mahowald, K., Bergen, L., Sivalogeswaran, R., Gibson, M., Piantadosi, S.T., & Conway, J. B. R. (2017). Color naming across languages reflects color use. PNAS.

    10. Jara-Ettinger, J., & Gweon, H. (2017). Minimal covariation data support future one-shot inferences about unobservable properties of novel agents. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

    11. Velez-Ginorio, J., Siegel, M., Tenenbaum, J.B., & Jara-Ettinger, J. (2017). Interpreting actions by attributing compositional desires. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

    12. Baker, C.L., Jara-Ettinger, J., Saxe, R., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2017). Rational quantitative attribution of beliefs, desires, and percepts in human mentalizing. Nature Human Behaviour.

    13. Rubio-Fernandez, P, Jara-Ettinger, J., & Gibson, E. (2017). Can processing demands explain toddlers' performance in false-belief tasks? Response to Setoh et al. PNAS. Original paper. Their response to our response.

    14. Ferrigno, S., Jara-Ettinger, J., Piantadosi, S. T., & Cantlon, J. (2017). Universal and uniquely human factors in spontaneous number perception. Nature Communications.

    15. 2016

    16. Jara-Ettinger, J., Gweon, H., Schulz, L. E., & Tenenbaum, J.B. (2016). The naive utility calculus: Computational principles underlying commonsense psychology. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

    17. Jara-Ettinger, J., Piantadosi, S.T., Spelke, E., Levy, R., & Gibson, E. (2016). Mastery of the logic of natural numbers is not the result of mastery of counting: Evidence from late counters. Developmental Science. Supporting information. Methods and data.

    18. Jara-Ettinger*, J., Sun*, F., Schulz, L. E. & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2016). The naive utility calculus unifies spatial and statistical routes to preference. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

    19. Bridgers, S., Jara-Ettinger, J., & Gweon, H. (2016). Children consider others' expected costs and rewards when deciding what to teach. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

    20. Jara-Ettinger, J. (2016). The inner life of goals: costs, rewards, and commonsense psychology. PhD thesis. [ Email ]

    21. 2015

    22. Jara-Ettinger, J., Gibson, E., Kidd, C., & Piantadosi, S. T. (2015). Native Amazonian children forego egalitarianism in merit based tasks when they learn to count. Developmental Science. Data and analyses.

    23. Allen, K., Jara-Ettinger, J., Gerstenberg, T., Kleiman-Weiner, M. & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2015). Go fishing! Responsibility judgments when cooperation breaks down. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

    24. Jara-Ettinger, J. Schulz, L. E. & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2015). The naive utility calculus: Joint inferences about the costs and rewards of actions. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

    25. Jara-Ettinger, J., Lydic, E., Tenenbaum, J., & Schulz, L. E. (2015). Beliefs about desires: Children's understanding of how knowledge and preference influence choice. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

    26. Jara-Ettinger, J., Tenenbaum, J. B., & Schulz, L. E. (2015). Not so innocent: Toddlers' reasoning about costs, competence, and culpability. Psychological Science. Supporting information. Methods and data.

    27. Jara-Ettinger, J., Gweon, H., Tenenbaum, J. B., & Schulz, L. E. (2015). Children's understanding of the costs and rewards underlying rational action. Cognition. Supporting information.

    28. 2014

    29. Piantadosi, S.T., Jara-Ettinger, J., & Gibson, E. (2014). Children's learning of number words in an indigenous farming-foraging group. Developmental Science.

    30. Jara-Ettinger, J.*, Kim, N.*, Muentener, P., & Schulz, L. E. (2014). Running to do evil: Costs incurred by perpetrators affect moral judgment. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 684-688).

    31. Jara-Ettinger, J., Gweon, H., Tenenbaum, J. B., & Schulz, L. E. (2014). That's the way the utility crumbles. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 678-683).

    32. 2013

    33. Jara-Ettinger, J., Tenenbaum, J.B., & Schulz, L. E. (2013). Not so innocent: Reasoning about costs, competence, and culpability in very early childhood. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 663-668).

    34. 2012

    35. Jara-Ettinger, J., Baker, C.L., & Tenenbaum, J.B. (2012). Learning What is Where from Social Observations. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 515-520). Model code.