Tanya Broesch

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Child development and culture, early communication, social learning, parenting practices and socialization across cultures.

Selected Publications

Student authors underlined.

Kline, M., Shamsudeen, R. & Broesch, T. (accepted for special issue, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.) Variation is the universal:  Making cultural evolution work in developmental psychology culture work out in  Developmental Psychology?

Aime, H., Broesch, T., Aknin, L. B., & Warneken, F., (2017). Proactive helping in a small-scale society. PlosONE.

Broesch, T., Itakura, S., & Rochat, P. (2017). Learning from others: Selective requests by 3year-olds of three cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural psychology.

Broesch, T., & Bryant, G. A. (2017). Fathers’ Infant-Directed Speech in a Small-Scale Society. Child Development, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12768

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. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12501

Broesch, T., (2016). Motherese. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science,  Springer, pp.1-2.

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

Broesch, T. & Bryant, G. (2014). Prosody in infant directed speech is similar across western  and traditional cultures. Journal of Cognition and Development, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2013.833923

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

Rochat, P., Broesch, T. & Jayne, K. (2012). Social awareness and early self-recognition. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1491-1497. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2012.04.007

Suanda, U., Meyer, K., Broesch, T., Kulkin, L., & Namy, L. (2012). Why two-year-olds’ fail to learn gestures as object labels: Evidence from a dual-task paradigm. Language, Learning and Development, 9, 50-65. doi:10.1080/15475441.2012.723189

Broesch, T., Callaghan, T., Henrich, J., Murphy, C., & Rochat, P. (2011). Cultural variations  in children’s mirror self-recognition. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40(6), 10191031. doi: 10.1177/0022022110381114

Rochat, P., Dias, M., 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, 416-442. doi: 10.1177/0022022109332844

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, 1733-1744. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2004.00813.x


Future courses may be subject to change.