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Christie, Stella

Research Interests
Comparison processes in the acquisition of relational concepts; language as a cognitive toolkit in relational learning and abstraction; language typology and its effects on cognition; comparison processes in social and cultural learning.

Courses Taught
PSYC 302 Infancy, PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology

Representative Publications
Christie, S. & Gentner, D. Development of language and thought. (In press). In: Spivey, M., McRae, K., & Joanisse, M. (Eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psycholinguistics, Cambridge University Press.

Christie, S. & Gentner, D. (2010). Where hypotheses come from: Learning new relations by structural alignment. Journal of Cognition and Development, 11(3), 356-373. 2010 Editorís Choice Award for Best Article.

Christie, S. & Gentner, D. (2007). Relational similarity in identity relation: The role of language. In Vosniadou, S. & Kayser, D. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Second European Cognitive Science Conference.

Gentner, D. & Christie, S. (2010). Mutual bootstrapping between language and analogical processing. Language and Cognition, 2(2), 261-283.

Gentner, D. & Christie, S. (2008). Relational language supports relational cognition in humans and apes. Brain and Behavioral Science, 31, 2.

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