Selected Publications

Li, Y., DeJesus, J. M., Lee, D. J., & Liberman, Z. (2021). Social identity and contamination: Young children are more willing to eat native contaminated foods. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 201, 104967

Liberman, Z., & Shaw, A. (2020). Even his friend says he’s bad: Children think personal alliances bias gossip. Cognition, 204, 104376. 

Liberman, Z., Gerdin, E., Kinzler, K. D., & Shaw, A. (2020). (Un)common knowledge: Children use social relationships to determine who knows what. Developmental Science, 23 (6), e12962

Liberman, Z. (2020). Keep the cat in the bag: Children understand that sharing a friend’s secret can harm the relationship. Developmental Psychology, 56 (7), 1290-1304. 

Liberman, Z., & Shaw, A. (2019). Children use similarity, propinquity, and loyalty to predict which people are friends. Journal of experimental child psychology, 184, 1-17.

Liberman, Z., & Shaw, A. (2018). Secret to friendship: Children make inferences about friendship based on secret sharing. Developmental psychology, 54(11), 2139.

Liberman, Z., Kinzler, K. D., & Woodward, A. L. (2018). The early social significance of shared ritual actions. Cognition, 171, 42-51.

Liberman, Z., & Shaw, A. (2017). Children use partial resource sharing as a cue to friendship. Journal of experimental child psychology, 159, 96-109.

Liberman, Z., Woodward, A. L., Keysar, B., & Kinzler, K. D. (2017). Exposure to multiple languages enhances communication skills in infancy. Developmental science, 20(1), e12420.

Liberman, Z., Woodward, A. L., & Kinzler, K. D. (2017). The origins of social categorization. Trends in cognitive sciences, 21(7), 556-568.

Liberman, Z., Woodward, A. L., Sullivan, K. R., & Kinzler, K. D. (2016). Early emerging system for reasoning about the social nature of food. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(34), 9480-9485. Fan, S. P.,

Liberman, Z., Keysar, B., & Kinzler, K. D. (2015). The exposure advantage: Early exposure to a multilingual environment promotes effective communication. Psychological Science, 26(7), 1090-1097.

Liberman, Z., Kinzler, K. D., & Woodward, A. L. (2014). Friends or foes: Infants use shared evaluations to infer others’ social relationships. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(3), 966.