Publications

Recent Journal Articles

Vendetti, C., Kamawar, D., Podjarny, G., & Astle, A. (2015). Measuring preschoolers’ Inhibitory Control using the Black/White Stroop. Infant and Child Development.

Astle, A., Kamawar, D., Vendetti, C., & Podjarny, G. (2013). When this means that: The role of working memory and inhibitory control in children’s understanding of representations. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116 (2), 169 – 185.

Posters and Conferences

Andrews, K., Astle, A., Vendetti, C., Podjarny, G., Blackmore, D., Kamawar, D. (2015, March). The effect of outcome and intention on children’s moral judgments and assignment of punishment: The effect of valence and severity. Paper to be presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Astle, A., Keighley, K., & Kamawar, D. (2014, May). Conveying symbolic relations: Preschoolers’ ability to create informative legends. Poster to be presented at Development 2014, Ottawa, Ontario (PDF)

Astle, A., Kamawar, D., & Singh, R. (2012, March). Disjunction, Acquisition, and the Theory of Scalar Implicature. Talk given for the Institute of Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

Astle, A., Vendetti, C., Kamawar, D., Bradley, C., & Gomes, J. (2011, October). Orange dots tell you where green things are? The role of executive functions in understanding symbol-referent relations.
Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (PDF)

Astle, A., Vendetti, C., Podjarny, G., & Kamawar, D. (2010, May). When X doesn’t mark the spot: Children’s understanding of cartographic symbols in maps. Poster presented at Development 2010, Ottawa, Ontario.

Astle, A., Vendetti, C., Jansman, E., Podjarny, G., & Kamawar, D. (2009, October). When X doesn’t mark the spot: Children’s understanding of the representational nature of maps.
Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, San Antonio, Texas. (PDF)

Podjarny, G., Kamawar, D., Vendetti, C., Andrews, K., & Astle, A. (2014, May).  Factors affecting preschoolers’ cognitive flexibility performance.  In G. Podjarny (Chair), Current Issues in Cognitive Flexibility Development During Childhood. Symposium to be conducted at the meeting of Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, Canada.

Vendetti, C., Astle, A., & Kamawar, D.  (2012, July).  Apparently it’s not the thought that counts: Preschoolers’ considerations of attention and outcome when making moral judgments and assigning punishment.  International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development biennial meeting, Edmonton (AB).

Vendetti, C., Berrigan, L., LeFevre, J., Kamawar, D., Smith-Chant, B., Bisansz, J., & Skwarchuk, S. (2010, May). Working memory: Relations to the development of mathematical skills in elementary school children. Development 2010, Ottawa, ON. (PDF)

Vendetti, C., & Kamwar, D. (2014, April). Preschoolers’ identification, moral judgment and punishment of self-serving and prosocial lies and truths. In V. Talwar (Chair), Liar liar pants on fire: Children’s conceptual understanding and the social-cognitive correlates of lie-telling behavior. Symposium to be conducted at the meeting of Development 2014, Ottawa, ON.

Vendetti, C., Kamawar, D., Podjarny, G., & Astle, A. (2009, April). Attentional inertia: Accounting for young children’s difficulty on the dimensional change card sort. Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting, Denver, Co. (PDF)

Vendetti, C., Podjarny, G., & Kamawar D. (2008, August). Accounting for young children’s difficulty on the DCCS: The role of attentional inertia. Development of Executive Functions Workshop, Oxford, UK.

Vendetti, C., Wallace, K. & Kamawar, D. (2007, October). Words as representations: The role of inhibitory control and working memory in the moving word task.  Cognitive Development Society biennial meeting, Santa Fe, NM.