Developmental / Cultural / Experimental Psychologist

publications

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2018

Kapitany, R., Davis, J. T., Legare, C., & Nielsen, M. (2018). An experimental examination of object-directed ritualized action in children across two cultures. PloS one13(11), e0206884.

Kapitány, R., Kavanagh, C., Whitehouse, H., & Nielsen, M. (2018). Examining memory for ritualized gesture in complex causal sequences. Cognition181, 46-57.

Nielsen, M., Tomaselli, K., & Kapitány, R. (2018). The influence of goal demotion on children's reproduction of ritual behavior. Evolution and Human Behavior39(3), 343-348.

Kapitány, R., & Kavanagh, C. (2018). A ritual by any other name. Behavioral and Brain Sciences41. [Commentary]

2017

Kapitány, R., & Nielsen, M. (2017). The ritual stance and the precaution system: the role of goal-demotion and opacity in ritual and everyday actions. Religion, Brain & Behavior7(1), 27-42.

Kapitány, R., & Nielsen, M. (2017). Are yawns really contagious? A critique and quantification of yawn contagion. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology3(2), 134-155.

Kapitány, R., & Nielsen, M. (2017). The ritual stance and the precaution system: the role of goal-demotion and opacity in ritual and everyday actions. Religion, Brain & Behavior7(1), 27-42.

2016

Wilks, M., Kapitány, R., & Nielsen, M. (2016). Preschool children's learning proclivities: When the ritual stance trumps the instrumental stance. British Journal of Developmental Psychology34(3), 402-414.

2015

Kapitány, R., & Nielsen, M. (2015). Adopting the ritual stance: The role of opacity and context in ritual and everyday actions. Cognition145, 13-29.

Nielsen, M., Kapitány, R., & Elkins, R. (2015). The perpetuation of ritualistic actions as revealed by young children's transmission of normative behavior. Evolution and Human Behavior36(3), 191-198.