About the Lab
The ABCD Lab studies children's language development along with several other issues related to cognitive development more broadly. Our main questions usually grow out of three primary areas of interest: learning words, learning from others, and thinking about others. Descriptions of some of our ongoing or recent studies can be found below. To learn more, email Dr. Scofield (link below), check out the website, and watch the video to the right. →
- Scofield, J., Merriman, W. E., & Wall, J. L. (2018). The Effect of a Tactile-to-Visual Shift on Young Children’s Tendency to Map Novel Labels Onto Novel Objects. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 172, 1-12.
- Buhr, A. P., Scofield, J., Eyer, J. C., & Walden, T. (2017). Cued Self Awareness And Behavioral Performance. Speech, Language, and Hearing, 20, 187-195.
- Graham, E. G., Leslie, A. D., & Scofield, J. (2015). The effects of source unreliability on prior and future word learning. First Language, 35, 431-445.
- Wall, J., Merriman, W. E., & Scofield, J. (2015). Young Children’s Disambiguation Across the Senses. Cognitive Development, 35, 163-177.
- Scofield, J., Gilpin, A. T., Pierucci, J., & Morgan, E. R. (2013). Matters of Accuracy and Conventionality: Prior Accuracy Guides Children’s Evaluations of Others’ Actions. Developmental Psychology, 49, 432-438.
- Scofield, J. (2012). Word Learning. Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, 23, 3463-3465.
- Scofield, J. & Behrend, D. A. (2011). Clarifying the role of joint attention in children's word learning. First Language, 31, 326-341.
- Scofield, J., Miller, A. & Hartin, T. (2011). Object movement in preschool children's word learning. Journal of Child Language, 38, 181-200.
- Allen, R. & Scofield, J. (2010). Word Learning from Videos: More evidence from 2-year-olds. Infant and Child Development, 19, 649-661.
- Scofield, J., Hernandez-Reif, M. & Keith, A. B. (2009). Preschool children’s multimodal word learning. Journal of Cognition and Development, 10, 306-333.
- Scofield, J. & Williams, A. (2009). Do 2-year-olds Disambiguate and Extend Words Learned from Video? First Language, 29, 228-240.
- Scofield, J. & Behrend, D. A. (2008). Learning words from reliable and unreliable speakers. Cognitive Development, 23, 278-290.
- Scofield, J. & Behrend, D. A. (2007). Two-year-olds differentially disambiguate words and facts. Journal of Child Language, 34, 875-889.
- Scofield, J., Williams, A., & Behrend, D. A. (2007). Word learning in the absence of a speaker. First Language, 27, 297-311.
- Behrend, D. A. & Scofield, J. (2006). Verbs, actions, and intentions. In K. Hirsh-Pasek & R. Golinkoff (Eds.) Early verb learning: Action meets words. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
- Behrend, D. A., Scofield, J., & Kleinknecht, E. E. (2001). Beyond fast mapping: Young children’s extensions of novel labels and novel facts. Developmental Psychology, 37, 698-705.