Chernyak, N. & Kushnir, T. (in press). The influence of understanding and having choice on children's prosocial behavior. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Julia Van de Vondervoort, J., Aknin, L, Kushnir, T., & Hamlin, K. (in press). Selectivity in Toddlers’ Behavioral and Emotional Reactions to Prosocial and Antisocial Others. Developmental Psychology.

Zhao, A. & Kushnir, T. (2017). Young Children Consider Individual Authority and Collective Agreement When Deciding Who Can Change Rules. Special Issue: Early Development of the Normative Mind, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Chernyak, N., Trieu, B. & Kushnir, T. (2017). Preschoolers' selfish sharing is reduced by prior experience with proportional generosity. Open Mind. doi:10.1162/OPMI_a_00004 [pdf]

Zhao, A. & Kushnir, T. (2016). Children’s Awareness of Authority to Change Rules in Various Social Contexts. Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D., & Trueswell, J.C. (Eds.) (2016). Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Josephs, M, Kushnir, T., Gräfenhain, M., & Rakoczy, H. (2016) Children protest moral and conventional violations more when they believe actions are freely chosen. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2015.08.002

Gopnik, A. & Kushnir, T. (2014). The Origins and Development of Our Conception of Free Will. In A. Mele (ed) Surrounding Free Will. Oxford University Press.

Chernyak, N., Kushnir, T. (2014). The self as a moral agent: Preschoolers behave morally but believe in the freedom to do otherwise. Journal of cognition and development, 15(3), 453-464. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2013.77784

Chernyak, N. & Kushnir, T. (2013). Giving preschoolers choice increases sharing behavior. Psychological Science, 24 (10), 1971-1979. doi:10.1177/0956797613482335 

Chernyak, N., Kushnir, T., Sullivan, K., & Wang, Q. (2013). A comparison of American and Nepalese children's concepts of freedom of choice and social constraint. Cognitive Science, 37 (7), 1343-55. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12046 .


Kushnir, T. (2012). Developing a concept of choice.  In Xu, F. & Kushnir, T (eds), Advances in Child Development and Behavior: Rational Constructivism in Cognitive Development. Waltham, MA: Academic Press. [pdf]

Kushnir, T. & Chernyak, N. (2010). Understanding the adult moralist requires first understanding the child scientist.Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33 (4), 343-344. [pdf]