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2024
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Collins, R. N., Mandel, D. R., Karvetski, C. W., Wu, C. M., & Nelson, J. D. (2024). The wisdom of the coherent: Improving correspondence with coherence-weighted aggregation. Decision, 11(1), 60–85. https://doi.org/10.1037/dec0000211
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Ruggeri, A., Stanciu, O., Pelz, M., Gopnik, A., & Schulz, E. (2024). Preschoolers search longer when there is more information to be gained. Developmental Science, 27(1), Article e13411. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.13411
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Ruggeri, A., Stanciuc, O., & Völter, C. (2024). Selective advantage of climbers in spatial navigation tasks. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 22(2), 428–445. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2023.2256763
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Török, G., Stanciu, O., & Ruggeri, A. (2024). Children's information-search strategies: Operationalizing efficiency and effectiveness. Child Development Perspectives. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12498
2023
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Adams, Z., Osman, M., Bechlivanidis, C., & Meder, B. (2023). (Why) is misinformation a problem? Perspectives on Psychological Science, 18(6), 1436–1463. https://doi.org/10.1177/17456916221141344
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Bridgers, S., De Simone, C., Gweon, H., & Ruggeri, A. (2023). Children seek help based on how others learn. Child Development, 94(5), 1259–1280. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13926
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Chai, K.-X., Xu, F., Swaboda, N., & Ruggeri, A. (2023). Preschoolers' information search strategies: Inefficient but adaptive. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, Article 1080755. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1080755
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Giron, A. P., Ciranka, S., Schulz, E., van den Bos, W., Ruggeri, A., Meder, B., & Wu, C. M. (2023). Developmental changes in exploration resemble stochastic optimization. Nature Human Behaviour, 7, 1955–1967. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-023-01662-1
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Grueneisen, S., Török, G., Wathiyage Don, A., & Ruggeri, A. (2023). Young children's adaptive partner choice in cooperation and competition contexts. Child Development. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.14036
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Kanngiesser, P., Serko, D., & Woike, J. K. (2023). Promises on the go: A field study on keeping one's word. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, Article 1097239. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1097239
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Testoni, A., Bernardi, R., & Ruggeri, A. (2023). The efficiency of question-asking strategies in a real-world visual search task. Cognitive Science, 47(12), Article e13396. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.13396
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Török, G., Swaboda, N., & Ruggeri, A. (2023). Smart or just lucky? Inferring question-asking competence from strategies' efficiency versus effectiveness. Developmental Psychology, 59(6), 1136–1152. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001516
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Zahedi, A., Oroz Artigas, S., Swaboda, N., Wiers, C. E., Görgen, K., & Park, S. Q. (2023). Neural correlates of changing food choices while bypassing values. NeuroImage, 274, Article 120134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2023.120134
2022
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Bramley, N. R., Jones, A., Gureckis, T. M., & Ruggeri, A. (2022). Children’s failure to control variables may reflect adaptive decision‑making. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 29, 2314–2324. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-022-02120-1
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Bramley, N. R., & Ruggeri, A. (2022). Children's active physical learning is as effective and goal-targeted as adults'. Developmental Psychology, 58(12), 2310–2321. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001435
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De Simone, C., Battisti, A., & Ruggeri, A. (2022). Differential impact of web habits and active navigation on adolescents' online learning. Computers in Human Behavior Reports, 8, Article 100246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chbr.2022.100246
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Kanero, J., Oranç, C., Koşkulu, S., Kumkale, G. T., Göksun, T., & Küntay, A. C. (2022). Are tutor robots for everyone? The influence of attitudes, anxiety, and personality on robot‑led language learning. International Journal of Social Robotics, 14, 297–312. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-021-00789-3
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Meder, B., Mayrhofer, R., & Ruggeri, A. (2022). Developmental trajectories in the understanding of everyday uncertainty terms. Topics in Cognitive Science, 14(2), 258–281. https://doi.org/10.1111/tops.12564
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Nelson, J. D., Rosenauer, C., Crupi, V., Tentori, K., & Meder, B. (2022). The likelihood difference heuristic and binary test selection given situation-specific utilities. Decision, 9(3), 285–319. https://doi.org/10.1037/dec0000160
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Ruggeri, A. (2022). An introduction to ecological active learning. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 31(6), 471–479. https://doi.org/10.1177/09637214221112114
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Swaboda, N., Meder, B., & Ruggeri, A. (2022). Finding the (most efficient) way out of a maze is easier than asking (good) questions. Developmental Psychology, 58(9), 1730–1746. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001386
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Vasil, N., Ruggeri, A., & Lombrozo, T. (2022). When and how children use explanations to guide generalizations. Cognitive Development, 61, Article 101144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2021.101144
2021
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De Simone, C., & Ruggeri, A. (2021). What is a good question asker better at? From unsystematic generalization to adult-like selectivity across childhood. Cognitive Development, 59, Article 101082. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2021.101082
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Domberg, A., Tomasello, M., & Köymen, B. (2021). Collaborative reasoning in the context of group competition. PLoS ONE, 16(2), Article e0246589. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246589
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Jones, A., Markant, D. B., Pachur, T., Gopnik, A., & Ruggeri, A. (2021). How is the hypothesis space represented? Evidence from young children’s active search and predictions in a multiple-cue inference task. Developmental Psychology, 57(7), 1080–1093. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001201
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Kanero, J., Tunalı, E. T., Oranç, C., Göksun, T., & Küntay, A. C. (2021). When even a robot tutor zooms: A study of embodiment, attitudes, and impressions. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 8, Article 679893. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2021.679893
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Meder, B., Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., & Ruggeri, A. (2021). Development of directed and random exploration in children. Developmental Science, 24(4), Article e13095. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.13095
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Musculus, L., Ruggeri, A., & Raab, M. (2021). Movement matters! Understanding the developmental trajectory of embodied planning. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 633100. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.633100
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Oranç, C., & Ruggeri, A. (2021). "Alexa, let me ask you something different": Children's adaptive information search with voice assistants. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, 3(4), 595–605. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbe2.270
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Özel, E., Nelson, J. D., Bertram, L., & Martignon, L. (2021). Playing entropy mastermind can foster children's information-theoretical intuitions. Frontiers in Education, 6, Article 595000. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.595000
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Ruggeri, A., Walker, C. M., Lombrozo, T., & Gopnik, A. (2021). How to help young children ask better questions? Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article 586819. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.586819
2020
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Bertram, L. (2020). Digital learning games for mathematics and computer science education: The need for preregistered RCTs, standardized methodology, and advanced technology. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article 2127. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02127
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Fantasia, V., Markant, D. B., Valeri, G., Perri, N., & Ruggeri, A. (2020). Memory enhancements from active control of learning in children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism, 24(8), 1995–2007. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361320931244
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Köymen, B., O'Madagain, C., Domberg, A., & Tomasello, M. (2020). Young children's ability to produce valid and relevant counter-arguments. Child Development, 91(3), 685–693. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13338
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Osman, M., McLachlan, S., Fenton, N., Neil, M., Löfstedt, R., & Meder, B. (2020). Learning from behavioural changes that fail. Topics in Cognitive Science, 24(12), 969–980. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2020.09.009
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Taylor, N., Hofer, M., & Nelson, J. D. (2020). The paradox of help seeking in the entropy mastermind game. Frontiers in Education, 5, Article 533998. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2020.533998
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Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Garvert, M. M., Meder, B., & Schuck, N. W. (2020). Similarities and differences in spatial and non-spatial cognitive maps. PLoS Computational Biology, 16(9), Article e1008149. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008149
2019
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Coenen, A., Nelson, J. D., & Gureckis, T. M. (2019). Asking the right questions about the psychology of human inquiry: Nine open challenges. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26(5), 1548–1587. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-018-1470-5
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Coenen, A., Ruggeri, A., Bramley, N. R., & Gureckis, T. M. (2019). Testing one or multiple: How beliefs about sparsity affect causal experimentation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 45(11), 1923–1941. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000680
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Mandel, D. R., Navarrete, G., Dieckmann, N., & Nelson, J. (2019). Editorial: Judgment and decision making under uncertainty. Descriptive, normative, and prescriptive perspectives. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, Article 1506. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01506
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Meder, B., Fleischhut, N., Krumnau, N.-C., & Waldmann, M. R. (2019). How should autonomous cars drive? A preference for defaults in moral judgments under risk and uncertainty. Risk Analysis, 39(2), 295–314. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13178
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Meder, B., Nelson, J. D., Jones, M., & Ruggeri, A. (2019). Stepwise versus globally optimal search in children and adults. Cognition, 191, Article 103965. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.05.002
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Musculus, L., Ruggeri, A., Raab, M., & Lobinger, B. (2019). A developmental perspective on option generation and selection. Developmental Psychology, 55(4), 745–753. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000665
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Ruggeri, A., Markant, D., Gureckis, T. M., Bretzke, M., & Xu, F. (2019). Memory enhancements from active control of learning emerge across development. Cognition, 186, 82–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.01.010
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Ruggeri, A., Swaboda, N., Sim, Z. L., & Gopnik, A. (2019). Shake it baby, but only when needed: Preschoolers adapt their exploratory strategies to the information structure of the task. Cognition, 193, Article 104013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104013
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Ruggeri, A., Xu, F., & Lombrozo, T. (2019). Effects of explanation on children's question asking. Cognition, 191, Article 103966. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.05.003
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Schulz, E., Wu, C. M., Ruggeri, A., & Meder, B. (2019). Searching for rewards like a child means less generalization and more directed exploration. Psychological Science, 30(11), 1561–1572. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797619863663
2018
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Crupi, V., Nelson, J. D., Meder, B., Cevolani, G., & Tentori, K. (2018). Generalized information theory meets human cognition: Introducing a unified framework to model uncertainty and information search. Cognitive Science, 42(5), 1410–1456. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12613
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Meder, B., Fleischhut, N., & Osman, M. (2018). Beyond the confines of choice architecture: A critical analysis. Journal of Economic Psychology, 68, 36–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2018.08.004
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Ruggeri, A., Luan, S., Keller, M., & Gummerum, M. (2018). The influence of adult and peer role models on children' and adolescents' sharing decisions. Child Development, 89(5), 1589–1598. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12916
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