Journal Articles

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*Shachnai, R., Kushnir, T., & Bian, L. (2022). Walking in her shoes: Pretending to be a woman role model increases young girls’ persistence in science. Psychological Science. [PDF] [Supplementary Materials]

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*Shu, Y., Hu, Q., Xu, F., & Bian, L. (2022). Gender stereotypes are racialized: A cross-cultural investigation of children’s gender stereotypes about brilliance. Developmental Psychology. [PDF] [Supplementary Materials]

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Bian, L., & Baillargeon, R. (2022). When are similar individuals a group? Early reasoning about similarity and ingroup support. Psychological Science. [PDF] [Supplementary Materials]

Bian, L., & Cimpian, A. (2021). Generics about categories and generics about individuals: Same phenomenon or different? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. [PDF]​ [Supplementary Materials]

Bian, L., & Markman, E. (2020). What should we eat for breakfast? American and Chinese children’s prescriptive judgments about breakfast foods. Cognitive Development. [PDF]

Bian, L., & Markman, E. (2020). Why do we eat cereal but not lamb chops at breakfast? Investigating Americans’ beliefs about breakfast foods. Appetite. [PDF] [Supplementary Materials]

Powell, D., Bian, L., & Markman, E. (2020). When intents to educate can misinform: Unintentional paltering through violations of communicative norms. Plos ONE. [PDF]

Bian, L., Leslie, S.-J., & Cimpian, A. (2018). Evidence of bias against girls and women in contexts that emphasize intellectual ability. American Psychologist, 73(9), 1139-1153. [PDF]

Bian, L., Sloane, S., & Baillargeon, R. (2018). Infants expect ingroup support to override fairness when resources are limited. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(11), 2705-2710. [PDF]

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Bian, L., Leslie, S.-J., Murphy, M., & Cimpian, A. (2018). Messages about brilliance undermine women’s interest in educational and professional opportunities. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. [PDF] [Supplementary Materials]

Bian, L., Leslie, S. J., & Cimpian, A. (2017).* Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children’s interests. Science, 355(6323), 389–391. [PDF] [Supplementary Materials] ​[Data] ​

Bian, L., & Cimpian, A. (2017). Are stereotypes accurate? A perspective from the cognitive science of concepts. Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 40, e3. [PDF] ​

Baillargeon, R., Scott, R. M., & Bian, L. (2016). Psychological reasoning in infancy. Annual Review of Psychology, 67, 159-186. [PDF]

Under Review

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*Barhaloo, R., Xu, F., & Bian, L. (under review). The development of racial stereotypes about competence and warmth.

*Ransom, A., Anderson, A., De Rosa, E., & Bian, L. (under review). Emotion talk: Disclosed emotions shape children’s social choices.

*Tian, Y., & Bian, L. (under review). Should leaders conform? The role of leadership in children’s prescriptive evaluations of non-conformity.

Bian, L., & Baillargeon, R. (revise and resubmit). Toddlers understand shows of ingroup loyalty that go against personal preference.

Ting, F., He, Z., Bian, L., & Baillargeon, R. (revise and resubmit). How many eyes for an eye? Infants expect less retaliation toward ingroup wrongdoers.

Book Chapters

Bian, L. (In press). Gender stereotypes and education. In D. Vanderlaan I. Wong, (Eds.) Gender and sexuality development: contemporary theory and research. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Bian, L., & Baillargeon, R. (2017). False beliefs. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1–13). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. [PDF]

Baillargeon, R., Scott, R. M., He, Z., Sloane, S., Setoh, P., Jin, K., Wu, D., & Bian, L. (2015). Psychological and sociomoral reasoning in infancy. In P. Shaver & M. Mikulincer (Eds.-in-chief) & E. Borgida & J. Bargh (Vol. Eds.), APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology: Vol.1. Attitudes and Social Cognition. Washington, D.C.: APA. [PDF]

Baillargeon, R., Setoh, P., Sloane, S., Jin, K., & Bian, L. (2014). Infant social cognition: Psychological and sociomoral reasoning. In M. S. Gazzaniga & R. Magnum (Eds.-in-chief), The Cognitive Neurosciences V. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [PDF]