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Cristine H. Legare

Cristine H. Legare


LIFE Fellow from 2004 to 2006, University of Michigan


Dissertation completed in May 2008 (Advisors: Susan Gelman & Henry M. Wellman):
The Development of Causal Explanatory Reasoning

Recipient of LIFE Outstanding Alumni Award 2015

Award Lecture held at Spring Academy 2016, University of Virginia
The Ontogeny of Cultural Learning

Present address:
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Psychology
1 University Station A8000
Austin, TX 78712-0187
legare [at] psy [dot] utexas [dot] edu (Contact)

Selected Publications

Legare, C. H., & Nielsen, M. (2015). Imitation and innovation: The dual engines of cultural learning. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 688–699. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2015.08.005

Legare, C. (2012). Exploring explanation: Explaining inconsistent evidence informs exploratory, hypothesis-testing behavior in young children. Child Development, 83, 173–185. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01691.x

Legare, C. H., Evans, E. M., Rosengren, K., & Harris, P. (2012). The coexistence of natural and supernatural explanations across cultures and development. Child Development, 83, 779–793. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01743.x