Dore, R. A., Shirilla, M., Hopkins, E. J., Collins, M., Scott, M., Schatz, J., Lawson-Adams, J., Valladares, T., Foster, L., Puttre, H., Toub, T. S., Hadley, E., Golinkoff, R. M., Dickinson, D., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019). Education in the app store: Using a mobile game to support preschoolers’ vocabulary learning. Journal of Children and Media. Manuscript accepted for publication.

Hopkins, E. J., Weisberg, D. S., & Taylor, J. C. V. (2019). Does expertise moderate the seductive allure of reductive explanations? Acta Psychologica, 198. Get PDF 

Hopkins, E. J., Toub, T. S., Hassinger-Das, B., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019). Playing for the future: Redefining early childhood education. In D. Whitebread et al. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education. SAGE Publications Ltd. More information

Weisberg, D. S., Hopkins, E. J., & Taylor, J. C. V. (2018). People's explanatory preferences for scientific phenomena. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 3(44). Open access article

Zosh, J. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Hopkins, E. J., Jensen, H., Liu, C., Neale, D., Solis, S. L., & Whitebread, D. (2018). Accessing the inaccessible: Redefining play as a spectrum. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1124. Get PDF

Hopkins, E. J., & Weisberg, D. S. (2017). The youngest readers' dilemma: A review of children's learning from fictional sources. Developmental Review, 43, 47-70. Get PDF

Liu, C., Solis, S. L., Jensen, H., Hopkins, E. J., Neale, D., Zosh, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Whitebread, D. (2017). Neuroscience and learning through play: A review of the evidence. Billund, Denmark: The LEGO Foundation. Get PDF

 

Whitebread, D., Neale, D., Jensen, H., Liu, C., Solis, L. S., Hopkins, E. J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Zosh, J. (2017). The role of play in children’s development: A review of the evidence. Billund, Denmark: The LEGO Foundation. Get PDF

 

Zosh, J., Hopkins, E. J., Jensen, H., Liu, C., Neale, D., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Solis, S. L., & Whitebread, D. (2017). Learning through play: A review of the evidence. Billund, Denmark: The LEGO Foundation. Get PDF

Hopkins, E. J., Weisberg, D. S., & Taylor, J. C. V. (2016). Examining the specificity of the seductive allure effect. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J. C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA: Cognitive Science Society. Get PDF

Hopkins, E. J., Weisberg, D. S., & Taylor, J. C. V. (2016). The seductive allure is a reductive allure: People prefer scientific explanations that contain logically irrelevant reductive information. Cognition, 155, 67-76.

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Hopkins, E. J., Smith, E. D., Weisberg, D. S., & Lillard, A. S. (2016). The development of substitute object pretense: The differential importance of form and function. Journal of Cognition and Development, 17(2), 197-220. Get PDF

Weisberg, D. S., Taylor, J. C. V., & Hopkins, E. J. (2015). Deconstructing the seductive allure of neuroscience explanations. Judgment and Decision Making, 10(5), 429-441. Get PDF

Hopkins, E. J., Dore, R. A., & Lillard, A. S. (2015). Do children learn from pretense? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 130, 1-18. Get PDF

Lillard, A. S., Dore, R. A., Hopkins, E. J., & Smith, E. D. (2015). Challenges to research on play: Mending the methodological mistakes. In J. E. Johnson, S. G. Eberle, T. S. Henricks, & D. Kuschner (Eds.), The handbook of the study of play (pp. 445–452). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Get PDF

Lillard, A. S., Lerner, M. D., Hopkins, E. J., Dore, R., Smith, E. D., & Palmquist, C. M. (2013). The impact of pretend play on children’s development: The state of the evidence. Psychological Bulletin, 139(1), 1-34.

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Lillard, A. S., Hopkins, E. J., Dore, R. A., Palmquist, C. M., Lerner, M. D., & Smith, E. D. (2013). Concepts and theories, methods and reasons: Why do the children (pretend) play? Reply to Weisberg, Hirsh-Pasek, and Golinkoff (2013); Bergen (2013); and Walker and Gopnik (2013). Psychological Bulletin, 139(1), 49-52.

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Hopkins, E. J., & Weisberg, D. S. (2019, October). When do fantastical stories benefit young children’s learning? In N. Larsen (chair), Young children’s scientific theory building and knowledge acquisition. Symposium to be conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society: Louisville, KY.

 

*Evans, N., Schlesinger, M. A., Hopkins, E. J., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019, July). Fostering creativity through play: What adults can do. Poster to be presented at the Guided Playful Learning Workshop at the Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting, Montreal Canada. 

 

*Evans, N. S., Schlesinger, M. A., Hopkins, E. J., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019, July). Beyond divergent thinking: Measuring creative process and achievement in young children. Poster to be presented at the Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting: Montreal.

 

*Evans, N. S., Schlesinger, M. A., Hopkins, E. J., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019, July). Fostering creativity through play: What adults can do. Paper to be presented at the Southern Oregon University Creativity Conference: Ashland, OR.

Dore, R. A., Shirilla, M., Saunders, T., Foster, L., Hopkins, E. J., Toub, T. S., Collins, M., Schatz, J., Scott, M., Lawson-Adams, J., Hadley, E., Golinkoff, R., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Dickinson, D. (2019, March). Designing an app to support low-SES preschoolers’ vocabulary learning using science of learning principles. In M. Callaghan (chair), Connecting development to mobile preschool app design and use. Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Baltimore, MD.

 

*Evans, N., Hopkins, E. J., Schlesinger, M., Golinkoff, R., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019, March). Capturing creative potential in preschoolers. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Baltimore, MD.

 

Hopkins, E. J., Collins, M., Dore, R. A., Lawson-Adams, J., Schatz, J., Scott, M., Shirilla, M., Toub, T. S., Dickinson, D., Golinkoff, R., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019, March). Playtime is learning time: A play and reading intervention to teach vocabulary. In *M. Scott (chair), Exploring recent techniques in classroom vocabulary interventions. Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Baltimore, MD.

 

Lawson-Adams, J., Dickinson, D., Herbert, K., Collins, M., Hadley, E., Hopkins, E. J., Scott, M., Schatz, J., Dore, R. A., Shirilla, M., Toub, T. S., Golinkoff, R., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019, March). Child language and cognitive characteristics associated with vocabulary learning in a preschool language intervention. In D. Dickinson (chair), Supporting dual language learner’s acquisition of English in preschool classroom. Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Baltimore, MD.

 

*Scott, M., Weaver, H., Hadley, E., Hopkins, E. J., Dore, R. A., Shirilla, M., Collins, M., Lawson-Adams, J., Schatz, J., Dickinson, D., Golinkoff, R., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019, March). Exploring the semantic structure of children’s responses in a vocabulary intervention. In E. Hadley (chair), The role of semantic networks in early word-learning. Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Baltimore, MD.

 

*Schatz, J., Weaver, H., Hopkins, E. J., Cho, A., Schlesinger, M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019, March). Patterns of parent input during problem-solving play. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Baltimore, MD.

 

Shirilla, M., Dore, R. A., Hopkins, E. J., Scott, M., Weaver, H., Collins, M., Lawson-Adams, J., Schatz, J., Toub, T. S., Dickinson, D., Golinkoff, R., Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2019, March). Morphing meanings: Using a digital app to investigate vocabulary learning beyond simply right or wrong. In D. Levine (chair), Language science meets new technology: Measuring early language to advance research and practice. Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Baltimore, MD.

Toub, T. S., Dore, R. A., Shirilla, M., Saunders, T., Foster, L., Hopkins, E.. J., Collins, M. F., Schatz, J., Scott, M. E., Lawson, J., Hadley, E. B., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Dickinson, D. (2018, August). Playing with words: Supporting early vocabulary learning using a digital game. Poster presented at the Connected Learning Summit at MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA.

Herbert, K., Lawson, J., Collins, M. F., Hopkins, E. J., Schatz, J., Scott, M., Dore, R., Shirilla, M., Dickinson, D., Hirsh-Pasek, K., and Golinkoff, R.M. (2018, June). Contributions of book reading and playful activities to learning different word types. Poster presented at the Administration for Children and Families' 2018 National Research Conference on Early Childhood (NRCEC), Arlington, VA.

Dore, R.A., Hassinger-Das, B., Shirilla, M. Valladares, T., Foster, L., Hopkins, E., Collins, M., Spiewak Toub, T., Scott, M., Shatz, J., Lawson, J., Brezack, N., Paller, A., Vu, L., Dickinson, D., Golinkoff, R.M., Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2018, April) Is there an app for that? Children's learning from media on mobile devices. In R. Dore, B. Hassinger-Das, R.M. Golinkoff, & K. Hirsh-Pasek (Chairs), Growing up a digital native: Effects on cognition, parent-child interaction, and healthy development. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association’s conference on Technology, Mind & Society, Washington, DC.

*Schatz, J., Lawson, J., Hopkins, E. J., Scott, M.E., Collins, M. F., Dore, R. A., Shirilla, M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Dickinson, D. K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2018, April). Tuning into vocabulary: Learning new words through music. In J. Lawson (chair), Sing, play, listen: Exploring the role of music and sounds in vocabulary learning. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association: New York, NY.

Dore, R. A., Shirilla, M., Saunders, T., Foster, L., Hopkins, E. J., Spiewak Toub, T. S., Collins, M. F., Schatz, J., Scott, M., Lawson, J., Hadley, E. B., Golinkoff, R.M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., and Dickinson, D. (January 2018). Games for learning: Preschoolers' vocabulary learning from a tablet-based game. Poster presented at the Institute of Education Sciences Principle Investigators Meeting, Arlington, VA.

*Scott, M. E., Hadley, E. B., Hopkins, E. J., Toub, T. S., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2017, November).

Using pedagogical tools to foster depth of processing in a vocabulary intervention for preschoolers. Poster presented at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Annual Conference: St. Petersburg, FL.

Dore, R. A., Shirilla, M., Saunders, T., Foster, L., Hopkins, E. J., Spiewak Toub, T., Collins, M. F., Schatz, J., Scott, M., Lawson, J., Hadley, E.B., Golinkoff, R.M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., and Dickinson, D. (2017, October). Time to go on a space adventure! Using digital games to support early vocabulary learning. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society: Portland, OR.

*Evans, N., Hopkins, E. J., Schlesinger, M. E., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2017, October). Fostering creativity through guided play. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society: Portland, OR.

Hirsh-Pasek, K., Hopkins, E. J., Scott, M. E., Schatz, J., Toub, T. S., Dickinson, D., Collins, M., Lawson, J., Golinkoff, R. M., Dore, R. A., & Shirilla, M. (2017, October). The joy of vocabulary learning: A preschool reading and play intervention. In E. Albro (chair), Words in the world: Novel approaches to improving preschoolers’ vocabulary development. Symposium to be conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society: Portland, OR.

Hopkins, E. J., Scott, M. E., Schatz, J., Toub, T. S., Collins, M. F., Lawson, J., Dore, R. A., Shirilla, M., Dickinson, D. K., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2017, October). Long- term benefits of boosting vocabulary through reading and play. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society: Portland, OR. Get PDF

Hopkins, E. J., & Weisberg, D. S. (2017, October). Children learn better from (some) fantastical stories. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society: Portland, OR. Get PDF

Shirilla, M., Dore, R. A., Hopkins, E. J., Spiewak Toub, T., Collins, M. F., Schatz, J., Scott, M., Lawson, J., Hadley, E.B., Dickinson, D., Hirsh-Pasek, K., and Golinkoff, R.M. (2017, October). Self-regulation and general vocabulary knowledge in a guided play intervention. Poster to be presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society: Portland, OR.

Hopkins, E. J., Weisberg, D. S., & Taylor, J. C. V. (2016, August). Examining the specificity of the seductive allure effect. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society: Philadelphia, PA. 

Hopkins, E. J., Weisberg, D. S., & Taylor, J. C. V. (2016, June). Does expertise moderate the seductive allure of reductive explanations? Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology: Austin, TX. Get PDF

Hopkins, E. J., & Weisberg, D. S. (2015, October). Learning in stories and learning from stories. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society: Columbus, OH. Get PDF

Hopkins, E. J. (2015, March). The relative efficacy of pretend play as a learning context. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Philadelphia, PA. Get PDF

Hopkins, E. J., & Lillard, A. S. (2013, October). The effect of story framing on analogical transfer from fantasy. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society: Memphis, TN.

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Hopkins, E. J., Dore, R. A., & Lillard, A. S. (2013, April). Learning from pretense: Is pretend play an effective pedagogical tool? Poster presented the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Seattle, WA. Get PDF

Hopkins, E. J., Smith, E. D., & Lillard, A. S. (2013, April). Comprehension of substitute object

pretense: The role of executive function and theory of mind. In S. M. Carlson (chair),

Executive function and imagination: Experimental evidence. Symposium conducted at

the Society for Research in Child Development: Seattle, WA.

Cordes, S., Hopkins, E. J., & Brannon, E. M. (2011, April). 8-month-olds know words refer to number: Verbal labels enhance large number discrimination in preverbal infants. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Montreal, Canada. Get PDF

Hopkins, E. J., & Sobel, D. (2007, April). Children’s causal inferences about enabling conditions in the physical and psychological domains. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Boston, MA. Get PDF

Web and Media Coverage

Schnellmann, A. (2019, May 22). Learning new words through play. [Blog post]. Blog On Learning and Development.

Hassinger-Das, B., & Hopkins, E. J. (2017, September 8). Don’t fear for the digital natives: Play in the digital age. [Blog post]. Huffington Post.

Zosh, J., Hopkins, E. J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Liu, C., Solis, L., Neale, D., Whitebread, D., & Jensen, H. (2017, June). What do we mean by learning through play. The Lego Foundation Centre for Creativity, Play, and Learning. 

 

Liberman, M. (2016, August 25). Language Log literally changes your brain [Blog post]. Language Log.

 

Willingham, D. (2016, August 16). We like reductive explanations, especially brainy ones. [Blog post]. Daniel Willingham - Science and Education Blog.

 

Loria, K. (2016, July 13). Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing. Business Insider. 

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