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Kominsky, J. F., Bascandziev, I., Shafto, P., & Bonawitz, E. (2023). Talk of the Town mobile app platform: New method for engaging family in STEM learning and research in homes and communities. Frontiers in Psychology, 14.

Kominsky, J. F., Lucca, K., Thomas, A. J., Frank, M. C., & Hamlin, J. K. (2022). Simplicity and validity in infant research. Cognitive Development, 63, 101213

Kominsky, J. F. (2022). The challenges of improving infant research methods. Infant and Child Development.

Kominsky, J. F., Li, Y., & Carey, S. (2022). Infants’ attributions of insides and animacy in causal interactions. Cognitive Science, 46(1), e13087.

Kominsky, J. F., Reardon, D., & Bonawitz, E. (2021). Intuitive Judgments of “Overreaction” and Their Relationship to Compliance with Public Health Measures. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Online first publication.

Kominsky, J. F., Begus, K., Bass, I., Colantonio, J., Leonard, J. A., Mackey, A. P., & Bonawitz, E. (2021). Organizing the methodological toolbox: Lessons learned from implementing developmental methods online. Frontiers in Psychology, 12

Kominsky, J. F., Shafto, P., & Bonawitz, E. (2021). "There's something inside": Children's intuitions about animate agents. PLoS ONE, 16(5), e0251081.

Kominsky, J. F., Gerstenberg, T., Pelz, M., Sheskin, M., Singmann, H., Schulz, L., & Keil, F. C. (2021). The trajectory of counterfactual reasoning in development. Developmental Psychology, 57(2), 253-268.

Kominsky, J. F., Baker, L., Keil, F. C., & Strickland, B. (2020). Causality and continuity close the gaps in event representations. Memory and Cognition.

Kominsky, J. F., & Scholl, B. J. (2020). Retinotopic adaptation reveals distinct categories in casual perception. Cognition, 203, 104339.

Byers-Heinlein, K., Bergmann, C., Davies, C., Frank, M.C., Hamlin, J.K., Kline, M., Kominsky, J. F., Kosie, J.E., Lew-Williams, C., Liu, L., Mastroberardino, M., Singh, L., Waddell, C.P.G., Zetter- sten, M., Soderstrom, M. (in press). Building a collaborative Psychological Science: Lessons learned from ManyBabies 1. Canadian Psychology.

Kominsky, J.F., & Phillips, J. (2019). Immoral professors and malfunctioning tools: Counterfactual relevance accounts explain the effects of norm violations on causal selection. Cognitive Science, 43, e12792

Kominsky, J.F. (2019). PyHab: Open-source real time infant gaze coding and stimulus presentation software. Infant Behavior & Development, 54, 114-119.
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Kominsky, J.F., Zamm, A.P., & Keil, F.C. (2018). Knowing when help is needed: A developing sense of causal complexity. Cognitive Science, 42(2), 491-523.

Kominsky, J.F., Strickland, B., Wertz, A.E., Elsner, C., Wynn, K., & Keil, F.C. (2017). Categories and constraints in causal perception. Psychological Science, 28(11), 1649-1662.

Icard, T., Kominsky, J.F., & Knobe, J. (2017). Normality and actual causal strength. Cognition, 161, 80-93.

Keil, F. C., & Kominsky, J. F. (2015). Grounding concepts. In E. Margolis & S. Laurence (Eds.), The Conceptual Mind: New Directions in the Study of Concepts (pp. 677–692). Cambridge, MA: MIT press.

Kominsky, J. F., Langthorne, P., & Keil, F. C. (2016). The better part of not knowing: Virtuous ignorance. Developmental Psychology, 52(1), 31-45.

Banerjee, K., Kominsky, J. F., & Keil, F. C. (2016). Figuring out function: Children's and adults' use of ownership information in judgments of artifact function. Developmental Psychology, 51(12), 1791-1801.

Kominsky, J. F., Phillips, J., Gerstenberg, T., Lagnado, D., & Knobe, J. (2015). Causal Superseding. Cognition, 137, 196-209. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.01.013
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Kominsky, J. F., & Keil, F. C. (2014). Overestimation about knowledge of word meanings: The misplaced meaning effect. Cognitive Science, 38(8),1604-1633. doi:10.1111/cogs12122

Rottman, B., Kominsky, J. F., & Keil, F. C. (2014). Children use temporal stability to learn causal directionality. Cognitive Science, 38(3), 489-513. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12070

Keil, F. C., & Kominsky, J. F. (2013). Missing links in middle school: Developing use of disciplinary relatedness in evaluating internet search results. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e67777. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067777

Kominsky, J. F., & Casasanto, D. (2013). Specific to whose body? Perspective-taking and the spatial mapping of valence. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 266. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00266

Brand, R. J., Hollenbeck, E., Kominsky, J. F. (2013). Mothers’ Infant-Directed Gaze During Object Demonstration Highlights Action Boundaries and Goals. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 5(3), 192-201 doi: 10.1109/TAMD.2013.2273057

Brand, R. J., McGee, A., Kominsky, J. F., Briggs, K., Gruneisen, A., & Orbach, T. (2009). Repetition in infant-directed action depends on the goal structure of the object: Evidence for statistical regularities. Gesture, 9, 337–353.