Publications & Presentations

Papers and Publications

 

Shusterman, A., Slusser, E., Halberda, J., & Odic, D. (in press). Acquisition of the Cardinal Principle coincides with improvement in Approximate Number System acuity in preschoolers. PLOS ONE.

Barth, H., Slusser, E., Kanjlia, S., Garcia, J., Taggart, J., & Chase, E. (2015). How feedback improves children’s numerical estimation. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. DOI 10.3758/s13423-015-0984-3

Barth, H., Lesser, E., Taggart, J., & Slusser, E. (2015). Spatial estimation: A non-Bayesian alternative. Developmental Science, 18, 853-862. link

Sarnecka, B., Goldman, M., & Slusser, E. (2014). How Counting Forms the Basis for Children’s First Representations of the Natural Numbers. R. Cohen Kadosh & A. Dowker (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition.

Slusser, E., Ditta, A., & Sarnecka, B. (2013). Connecting numbers to discrete quantification: a step in the child’s construction of integer concepts. Cognition, 129, 31-41. link

Slusser, E., Santiago, R., & Barth, H. (2013). Developmental change in numerical estimation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 193-208. link

Slusser, E. & Sarnecka, B. (2011). A picture of eight turtles: the child’s understanding of cardinality and numerosity. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 110, 38-51. link     

Barth, H., Slusser, E., Cohen, D., & Paladino, A. (2011). A sense of proportion: commentary on Opfer, Siegler, and Young. Developmental Science, 14, 1205-1206. link   

Slusser, E. & Barth, H. (n.d.). An Excel worksheet for proportion-judgement analysis of number-line data. xls

Slusser, E. (2010). The development of number concepts: discrete quantification and numerosity. (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Irvine, CA.

 

Selected Conference Presentations

Slusser, E. (2016). Early STEM instruction: Identifying roots and supporting growth. Workshop presented to the ECSTEM Conference, Pasadena, CA.

Barth, H., Lesser, E., Taggart, J., Slusser, E., Bass, I., Reichelson, S., & Schwab, A. (2015). Intuitive proportional reasoning and development in spatial memory. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Ribner, A., Slusser, E., & Shusterman, A. (2015). Preschool predictors of early math ability. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH. 

Ribner, A., Shusterman, A., & Slusser, E. (2015). Preschool indicators of primary school math ability. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Barth, H., Lesser, E., Taggart, J., & Slusser, E. (2015). A non-Bayesian explanation of adults’ and children’s biased spatial bias. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Stoop, T., Lo, A., Slusser, E., & Shusterman, A. (2015). Effects of linguistic context on children’s number word acquisition. Posted presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Barth, H., Lesser, E., Taggart, J., Bass, I., & Slusser, E. (2015). Non-Bayesian explanations of spatial bias. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Slusser, E., Ribner, A., Bettner, B., & Shusterman, A. (2013). An evaluation of social and individual influences on early math achievement. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Memphis, TN.

Slusser, E. & Shusterman, A. (2013). Systems at the interface: The case-study of small- and large-number representations in early development. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Slusser, E., Chase, E., Berkowitz, T., George, E., Swee, M., Cho, D., Barth, H., & Shusterman, A. (2013). The power of play: Promoting preschoolers’ social and numerical development through independent play with toys. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Shusterman, A. & Slusser, E. (2013). Integration of non-verbal number systems with children’s acquisition of verbal number. Paper presented at the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary.

Slusser, E., Borden, A., Seiden, M., Barth, H., & Shusterman, A. (2011). Drawing comparisons across children’s performance on numerical and proportion estimation tasks. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Barth, H., Kanjlia, S., Slusser, E., & Garcia, J. (2011). Proportional reasoning and children's number-line estimation: the role of feedback. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Slusser, E., Shusterman, A., Halberda, J., & Odic, D. (2011). The role of non-verbal numerical representations in the acquisition of early number word meanings. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Berkeley, CA.

Slusser, E., Garcia, J., MacDonald, K., Acheampong, A., Kanjlia, S., Santiago, R., & Barth, H. (2011). Number-line estimation tasks reflect reasoning about proportionality and numerical magnitude. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Berkeley, CA.

Slusser, E. & Sarnecka, B. (2011). Extending representations of discrete and continuous quantities to early number word learning. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.

Shusterman, A., Slusser, E., Halberda, J., & Odic, D. (2011). Connecting early number word knowledge and approximate number system acuity. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research Development in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.

Barth, H., Garcia, J., Slusser, E., MacDonald, K., Acheampong, A., Kanjlia, S., & Santiago, R. (2011). Proportional reasoning shapes children's number-line estimates. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.

 Slusser, E., MacDonald, K., & Barth, H. (2011). Converging evidence for a proportion-judgment account of numerical estimation: Evaluating performance on two types of number-line tasks. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.

Slusser, E., Garcia, J., MacDonald, K., Acheampong, A., Kanjlia, S., Santiago, R., & Barth, H. (2011). Evidence that proportion-judgment models explicate children's performance on number-line estimation tasks. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Slusser, E. & Sarnecka, B. (2010). Children’s use of morpho-syntactic information to connect number words to discrete quantification. Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD.

Slusser, E. & Sarnecka, B. (2009). Children’s partial understanding of number words. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Slusser, E. & Sarnecka. B. (2007). When do young children connect number words to discrete quantification? Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.