Selected Publications

Dukler, N., & Liberman, Z. (2022). Children use race to infer who is “in charge”. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology221, 105447.

Liberman, Z. (2022). Infants' learning from distinct negative emotions. Emotion.

Bedrov, A., Gable, S., & Liberman, Z. (2021). It takes two (or more): The social nature of secrets. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science12, e1576.

Liberman, Z., Kinzler, K. D., & Woodward, A. L. (2021). Origins of homophily: Infants expect people with shared preferences to affiliate. Cognition212, 104695.

Lucca, K., Capelier-Mourguy, A., Cirelli, L., Byers-Heinlein, K., Dal Ben, R., Frank, M. C., Henderson, A. M. E., Kominsky, J. F., Liberman, Z., Margoni, F., Reschke, P. J., Schlingloff, L., Scott, K., Soderstrom, M., Sommerville, J., Su, Y., Tatone, D., Uzefovsky, F., Wang, Y., Yuen, F., & Hamlin, K. (2021). Infants' social evaluation of helpers and hinderers: A large-scale, multi-lab, coordinated replication study. PsyArXiv Preprints. 

Afshordi, N., & Liberman, Z. (2021). Keeping friends in mind: Development of friendship concepts in early childhood. Social Development, 30, 331-342. 

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, 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, 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, 2139–2151.

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, e12420.

Liberman, Z., Woodward, A. L., & Kinzler, K. D. (2017). The origins of social categorization. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21, 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, 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, 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, 966-971.