Journal Articles

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In press

Mazachowsky, T. R., Atance, C. M., Mitchinson, S., Mahy, C. E. V. (in press). “What should you bring with you to this place?”: Examining children’s episodic foresight using open-ended questions. The Journal of Genetic Psychology (Special issue on temporal cognition).

Tanguay, A. N., Palombo, D. J., Atance, C. M., Renoult, L., & Davidson, P. S. R. (in press). Scrutinizing the grey areas of declarative memory: Do the self-reference and temporal orientation of a trait knowledge task modulate the Late Positive Component (LPC)? (Special issue in honor of Endel Tulving: Memory, consciousness, and beyond). Neuropsychologia.

O’Brien, B., Rutt, J. L., & Atance, C. M. (in press). Are all distances created equal? Insights fromdevelopmental psychology Behavioral and Brain Sciences (Commentary on Gilead, Trope, & Liberman). Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Mahy, C. E. V., Moses, L., O'Brien, B., Castro, A., Kopp, L., & Atance, C. M. (in press). The roles of perspective and language in children’s ability to delay gratification. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.


2020

Burns, P., Fay, O., McCafferty, M-F, McKeever, V., Atance, C., & McCormack, T. (2020). Examining children’s ability to delay reward: Is the delay discounting task a suitable measure? Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 33, 208-219.


2019

Goulding, B. W., Atance, C. M., & Friedman, O. (2019). An ownership-advantage in preschoolers’ future-oriented thinking. Developmental Psychology.

Atance, C. M., Celebi, S. N., Mitchinson, S., & Mahy, C. E. V. (2019). Thinking about the future: comparing children’s forced-choice versus “generative” responses in the “spoon test.” Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 181, 1-16.

Barragan-Jason, G., Atance, C., Stieglitz, J, Hopfensitz, A., & Cauchoix, M. (2019). Commentary: Revisiting the marshmallow test: a conceptual replication investigating links between early delay of gratification and later outcomes. Frontiers in Psychology, section Developmental Psychology. [PDF]

Martin-Ordas, G., & Atance, C. M. (2019). Adults’ performance in an episodic-like memory task: the role of experience. Frontiers in Psychology, section Cognition. [PDF]

Bauckham, G., Lambert, R., Atance, C. M., Davidson, P. S. R., Taler, V., & Renoult, L. (2019). Predicting our own and others’ future preferences: The role of social distance. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72, 634-642. 

Caza, J. S., & Atance, C. M. (2019). Children's behavior and spontaneous talk in a future thinking task. Psychological Research, 83, 761-773.


2018

Cauchoix, M., Chow, P. K. Y., van Horik, J. O., Atance, C. M., Barbeau, E. J., Barragan-Jason, G., … Morand-Ferron, J. (2018). The repeatability of cognitive performance: a meta-analysis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 373. [PDF]

Barragan-Jason, G., Atance, C. M., Kopp, L., & Hopfensitz, A. (2018). Two facets of patience in young children: Waiting with and without an explicit reward. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 171, 14-30.


2017

Kopp, L., Atance, C. M., & Pearce, S. (2017). “Things aren’t so bad!”: Preschoolers over-predict the emotional intensity of negative outcomes. British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

Atance, C. M., & Caza, J. S. (2017). “Will I know more in the future than I know now?” Preschoolers’ judgments about changes in general knowledge. Developmental Psychology. 

Mahy, C. E. V., Bernstein, D. M., Gerrard, L. D., & Atance, C. M. (2017). Testing the validity of a continuous false belief task in three to seven year old children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 160, 50-66.

Martin-Ordas, G, Atance, C. M., & Caza, J. S. (2017). Did the popsicle melt? Preschoolers’ performance in an episodic-like memory task. Memory, 25, 1260-1271. 

Barragan-Jason, G., & Atance, C. M. (2017). A New Approach to Measuring Patience in Preschoolers. Developmental Psychobiology, 59, 738-748. 

Atance, C. M., Metcalf, J. L., & Thiessen, A. (2017). Helping Children Save: Tell Them They Can (if They Want to). Cognitive Development, 43, 67-79.


2016

Lee, W. S. C., & Atance, C. M. (2016). The effect of psychological distance on children's reasoning about future preferences. PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164382. [PDF]

Caza, J. S., Atance, C. M., & Bernstein, D. M. (2016). Older (but not younger) preschoolers understand that knowledge differs between people and across time. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 

Renoult, L., Kopp, L., Davidson, P. S. R., Taler, V., & Atance, C. M. (2016). You'll change more than I will: Adults' predictions about their own and others' future preferences. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 299-309.


2015

Atance, C. M. (2015). Young children's thinking about the future. Child Development Perspectives, 9, 178-182.

Atance, C. M., Louw, A., & Clayton, N. S. (2015). Thinking ahead about where something is needed: New insights about episodic foresight in preschoolers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 129, 98-109. 

Thompson, E. L., Plowright, C. M. S., Atance, C. M., & Caza, J. S. (2015). Reasoning and relatedness. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36, 38–43. 


2014

Atance, C. M., Metcalf, J. L., Martin-Ordas, G., & Walker, C. L. (2014). Young children’s causal explanations are biased by post-action associative information. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2675–2685. 

Hanson, L. K., Atance, C. M., & Paluck, S. W. (2014). Is thinking about the future related to theory of mind and executive function? Not in preschoolers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 128, 120-137. 

Bélanger, M. J., Atance, C. M., Varghese, A. L., Nguyen, V., & Vendetti, C. (2014). What will I like best when I’m all grown up? Preschoolers’ understanding of future preferences. Child Development, 85, 2419-2431. 

Martin-Ordas, G., Atance, C. M., & Caza, J. S. (2014). How do episodic and semantic memory contribute to episodic foresight in young children? Frontiers in Psychology, 5(732), 1-11 . [PDF] 

Atance, C. M., & Sommerville, J. A. (2014). Assessing the role of memory in preschoolers’ performance on episodic foresight tasks. Memory, 22, 118-128. 

Hanson, L. K., & Atance, C. M. (2014). Episodic foresight in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 674-684. 

Martin-Ordas, G., Atance, C. M., & Call, J. (2014). Remembering in tool-use tasks in children and apes: The role of the information at encoding. Memory, 22, 129-144 . 


2012

Martin-Ordas, G., Atance, C. M., & Louw, A. (2012). The role of episodic and semantic memory in episodic foresight. Learning and Motivation, 43, 209-219. 

Atance, C. M., Metcalf J. L., & Zuijdwijk, A. M. (2012). Preschoolers’ explanations of actions based on past realities and false beliefs. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 1-14. 


2011

Davies, J., Atance, C. M., & Martin-Ordas, G. (2011). A framework and open questions on imagination in adults and children. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 31, 143-157. 

Metcalf, J. L., & Atance, C. M. (2011). Do preschoolers save to benefit their future selves? Cognitive Development, 26, 371-382. 

McCormack, T., & Atance, C. M. (2011). Planning in young children: A review and synthesis. Developmental Review, 31, 1-31. 


2010

Atance, C. M., Bernstein, D. M., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2010). False belief understanding: It’s not just what children say, but how long it takes them to say it. Cognition, 116, 297-301. 

Atance, C. M., Bélanger, M., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2010). Preschoolers’ understanding of others’ desires: fulfilling mine enhances my understanding of yours. Developmental Psychology, 46, 1505-1513. 

Quon, E., & Atance, C. M. (2010). A comparison of preschoolers’ memory, knowledge, and anticipation of events. Journal of Cognition and Development, 11, 37-60. 


2009

Atance, C. M., & Jackson, L. K. (2009). The development and coherence of future-oriented behaviors during the preschool years. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102, 379-391. 


2008

Jackson, L. K., & Atance, C. M. (2008). Future thinking in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A pilot study. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 14, 40-45.

Atance, C. M. (2008). Future thinking in young children. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 295-298.


2007

Atance, C. M., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2007). How developmental science contributes to theories of future thinking. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 30, 314-315. 

Bernstein, D. M., Atance, C. M., Meltzoff, A. N., & Loftus, G. R. (2007). Hindsight bias and developing theories of mind. Child Development, 78, 1374-1394.


2006

Atance, C. M., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2006). Preschoolers’ current desires warp their choices for the future. Psychological Science, 17, 583-587. 


Before 2005

Atance, C. M., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2005). My future self: Young children’s ability to anticipate and explain future states. Cognitive Development, 20, 341-361. 

Atance, C. M., & O’Neill, D. K. (2005). The emergence of episodic future thinking in humans. Learning & Motivation, 36, 126-144. 

Atance, C. M., & O’Neill, D. K. (2005). Preschoolers’ talk about future situations. First Language, 25, 5-18.

Atance, C. M., & O’Neill, D. K. (2004). Acting and planning on the basis of a false belief: Its effects on 3-year-old children’s reasoning about their own false beliefs. Developmental Psychology, 40, 953-964. 

Bernstein, D. M., Atance, C., Loftus, G. R., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2004). We saw it all along: Visual hindsight bias in children and adults. Psychological Science, 15, 264-267.

Atance, C. M., & O’Neill, D. K. (2001). Episodic future thinking. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 533-539. 

O’Neill, D. K., & Atance, C. M. (2000). “Maybe my Daddy give me a big piano:” The development of children’s use of modals to express uncertainty. First Language, 20, 29-52.

Coambs, R. B., Jarry, J. L., Santhiapillai, A. C., Abrahamsohn, R. V. & Atance, C. M. (1996). The SISAP: A new screening instrument for identifying potential opioid abusers in the management of chronic nonmalignant pain within general medical practice. Pain Research and Management, 1, 155-162. [PDF]

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