Student authors underlined


Halavani, Z., Duggirala, S., Ozker, G., Wang, Y., & MacGillivray, T. (under review). The cultural nature of early social communication. In M. Krause, D. Leavens, and K. Bard (Eds.), Pointing, Culture and Evolution. Cambridge University Press.

Halavani, Z., Yeung, H., Cebioglu, S. & MacGillivray, T. (under review). Early social interactions in Canada and Vanuatu: Beyond infant directed speech. Infant and Child Development.

MacGillivray, T., Kroupin, I., Greenfield, P., Riede, F., Hewlett, B., Nowell, A., Xu, J., Dutra, N., Oppong, S., Takada, A., Halavani, Z. (under review). Chapter 2: A history of cross-cultural research on childhood learning. A field guide to doing cross-cultural research on childhood learning: Theoretical, methodological, practical, and ethical considerations for an interdisciplinary field. Open Book Publishers, UK

MacGillivray, T., Cristia, A., Nowell, A., Amir, D., Pope-Caldwell, S., Dutra, N., Milks, A., Tian, X., Hodson, C., Wang, Y., Duggirala, S. (under review). Chapter 7: Sharing your research. A field guide to doing cross-cultural research on childhood learning: Theoretical, methodological, practical, and ethical considerations for an interdisciplinary field. Open Book Publishers, UK

Wang, Y., Karasik, L., Hewlett, B., & MacGillivray, T. (under review). Cultural differences in infant motor development: A comparison of early locomotor experience. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Wang, Y. & MacGillivray, T. (invited submission). Childhood and Cultural Learning. In Fisher, M. (Eds.), APA Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology.

Broesch, T. (2024). Mutual joy and social development. In J. D. Osofsky, H. E. Fitzgerald, M. Keren, & K. Puura (Eds.), WAIMH Handbook of infant and early childhood mental health: Biopsychosocial factors (Vol. 1, pp. 407-420).  


Broesch, T., & Robbins, E. (2023). Decentering the Western perspective on knowledge: A reply to commentaries on ‘Building a cooperative child: evidence and lessons cross-culturally. Global Discourse, 13(3-4), 447-451.

Broesch, T., & Robbins, E. (2023). Building a cooperative child: evidence and lessons cross-culturally. Global Discourse, 13(3-4), 417-430.

Broesch, T., von Rueden, C., Yurkowski, K., Quinn, H., Alami, S., Davis, H.E., Stupica, B., Nimau, J. T., & Bureau, J.F. (2023). Fatherhood and child-father attachment in two small-scale societies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 54(5), 591-609.

Broesch, T., Lew-Levy, S., Kärtner, J., Kanngiesser, P., & Kline, M. (2023). A roadmap to doing culturally grounded developmental science. The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 14(2), 587–609.


Boyette, A., Cebioglu, S., & Broesch, T. (2022). Teaching strategies are shaped by experience with formal education: Experimental evidence from caregiver-child dyads in two Tannese communities. Memory & Cognition, 51(3), 792-806.

Cebioglu, S., Marin, K., & Broesch, T. (2022). Variation in caregivers’ references to their toddlers: Child-directed speech in Vanuatu and Canada. Child Development, 93(6), e622-638

Lew-Levy, S., Bombjaková, D., Milks, A., Ntamboudila, F. K., Kline, M.A., & Broesch, T. (2022). Costly teaching contributes to the acquisition of spear hunting skill among BaYaka forager adolescents. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 289(1974) 1-9;

Broesch, T., Little, E., Carver, L., & Legare, C. (2022). Still-face redux: Infant responses to a classic and modified still-face paradigm in proximal and distal care cultures. Infant Behavior and Development, 68


McClay, E., Cebioglu, S., Broesch, T., & Yeung, H.H. (2021). Rethinking the phonetics of baby-talk: Differences across Canada and Vanuatu in the articulation of mothers' speech to infants. Developmental Science, 25(2), e13180.

Lew-Levy, S., Pope, S., Haun, D. B. M., Kline, M. A., & Broesch, T. (2021). Out of the empirical box: A mixed-methods study of tool innovation among Congolese BaYaka forager and Bondongo fisher-farmer children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 211, 105223.

Barrett, H. C., Bolyanatz, A., Broesch, T., Cohen, E., Froerer, P., Kanovsky, M., Schug, M. G., & Laurence, S. (2021). Intuitive dualism and afterlife beliefs: A cross-cultural study. Cognitive Science. 45(6), e12992.

Lew-Levy, S., Milks, A., Ntamboudila, F. K., Broesch, T., & Kline, M. A. (2021). BaYaka adolescent boys nominate accessible adult men as preferred spear hunting models. Current Anthropology, 62(5), 631-640.

Cebioglu, S. & Broesch, T. (2021). Explaining cross-cultural variation in mirror self-recognition: New insights into the ontogeny of objective self-awareness. Developmental Psychology, 57(5), 625-638.

Carpendale, J. I. M., Mueller, U., Wallbridge, B., Broesch, T., Cameron-Faulkner, T., & Eycke, K. T. (2021). The development of giving in forms of object-exchange: Exploring the roots of communication and morality in early interaction around objects. Human Development, 65(3), 166-179.

Lew-Levy, S., Ringen, E. J., Crittenden, A. N., Mabulla, I. A., Broesch, T., & Kline, M. A. (2021). The life history of learning subsistence skills among Hadza and BaYaka foragers from Tanzania and the Republic of Congo. Human Nature, 32, 16-47.

Broesch, T., Carolan, P. L., Cebioglu, S., von Rueden, C., Boyette, A., Moya, C., Hewlett, B. & Kline, M. A. (2021). Opportunities for interaction: Natural observations of children’s social behaviour in five societies. Human Nature, 32, 208-238.

Broesch, T. & Wang, Y. (2021). Human infancy and childhood. In J. Vonk & T.K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behaviour. Springer. 

Broesch, T. & Carpendale, J. (2021). Emotional development across cultures. In D. Dukes, A. C. Samson, & E. A. Walle (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of emotional development. (pp.398-406). Oxford University Press.


*Broesch, T., *Crittenden, A. N., Beheim, B., Blackwell, A. D., Bunce, J. A., Colleran, H., Hagel, K., Kline, M., McElreath, R., Nelson, R. G., Pisor, A. C., Prall, S., Pretelli, I., Purzycki, B., Quinn, E. A., Ross, C., Scelza, B., Starkweather, K., Stieglitz, J., & Mulder, M. B. (2020). Navigating cross-cultural research: Methodological and ethical considerations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287(1935). https://doi:10.1098/rspb.2020.1245   *Denotes co-first authorship

Aime, H., Rochat, P., & Broesch, T. (2020). Cultural differences in infant spontaneous behaviour: Evidence from a small-scale, rural island society. Infant and Child Development 30(1).

House, B. R., Kanngiesser, P., Barrett, H. C., Broesch, T., Cebioglu, S., Crittendon, A. N., Erut, A., Lew-Levy, S., Sebastian-Enesco, C., Smith, A. M., Yilmaz, S., & Silk, J. B. (2020). Universal norm psychology leads to societal diversity in prosocial behavior and development. Nature Human Behavior, 4, 36-44.


Smit, A. N., Broesch, T., Siegel, J. M., & Mistlberger, R. E. (2019). Sleep timing and duration in indigenous villages with and without electric lighting on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Scientific Reports, 9(17278).

Hernik, M. & Broesch, T. (2019). Infant gaze following depends on communicative signals: An eye-tracking study of 5-to-7-month-olds in Vanuatu. Developmental Science, 22(4), e12779.


Kline, M. A., Shamsudeen, R. & Broesch, T.  (2018). Variation is the universal: Making cultural evolution work in developmental psychology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 373(1743).

Broesch, T., & Bryant, G. A. (2018). Fathers’ infant-directed speech in a small-scale society. Child Development, 89(2), e29-e41.


Aime, H., Broesch, T., Aknin, L. B., & Warneken, F. (2017). Evidence for proactive and reactive helping in two- to five-year olds from a small-scale society. PLoS ONE, 12(11), e0187787.

Broesch, T., Itakura, S., & Rochat, P. (2017). Learning from others: Selective requests by 3-year-olds of three cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(9), 1432-1441.


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.

Broesch, T. (2016). Motherese. In V. A. Weekes-Shackelford & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science (pp. 1-2). Springer. 


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.


Broesch, T. & Bryant, G. (2014). Prosody in infant directed speech is similar across western and traditional cultures. Journal of Cognition and Development, 16(1), 31-43.


Barrett, H. C., Broesch, T., Scott, R. M., He, Z., Baillargeon, R., Wu, D., Bolz, M., Henrich, J., Setoh, P., Wang, J., & Laurence, S. (2013). Early false belief understanding in traditional non-Western societies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1755), 20122654.


Rochat, P., Broesch, T. & Jayne, K. (2012). Social awareness and early self-recognition. Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal, 21(3), 1491-1497.

Suanda, S. H., Walton, K. M., Broesch, T., Kolkin, L., & Namy, L. L. (2012). Why two-year-olds fail to learn gestures as object labels: Evidence from looking time and forced-choice measures. Language Learning and Development, 9(1), 50-65.


Broesch, T., Callaghan, T., Henrich, J., Murphy, C., & Rochat, P. (2011) Cultural variations in children’s mirror self-recognition. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42(6), 1018-1029.


Rochat, P., Dias, M. D. G., 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(3), 416-442.


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(6), 1733-1744.