Cristine H. Legare

LIFE Michigan

LIFE Fellow from 2004 to 2006, University of Michigan


Dissertation completed in May 2008

The Development of Causal Explanatory Reasoning

(Advisors: Susan Gelman & Henry M. Wellman)

Recipient of LIFE Outstanding Alumni Award 2015

Selected Publications

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

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

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.

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