Samantha Gualtieri

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This paper examines the development of the representativeness heuristic in early childhood. Using a novel paradigm, we investigated 3to 6-year-old children’s ability to use base-rate and individuating information in their predictive inferences. In Experiment 1, we presented children with base-rate and individuating information separately to test their(More)
Empirical evidence suggests infants can make inferences about uncertain future events using probabilistic data (Denison & Xu, 2010; Teglas et al., 2007). However, it is unclear if infants are using information about proportions to make these decisions. Infants were presented with population jars that contained large distributions of objects, and were tasked(More)
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