Published Papers

DeJesus, J. M., Du, K.*, Shutts, K., & Kinzler, K. D. (in press). How information about what is "healthy" versus "unhealthy" impacts children’s consumption of otherwise identical foods. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

DeJesus, J. M., Gelman, S. A., Herold, I.+, & Lumeng, J. C. (2019). Children eat more food when they prepare it themselves. Appetite, 133, 305-312. [pdf, link]

DeJesus, J. M., Gerdin, E.*, Sullivan, K. R., & Kinzler, K. D. (2019). Children judge others based on their food choices. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 179, 143-161. [pdf, link]

DeJesus, J. M., Gelman, S. A., Viechnicki, G. B., Appugliese, D., Miller, A. L., Rosenblum, K. L., & Lumeng, J. C. (2018). An investigation of maternal food intake and maternal food talk as predictors of child food intake. Appetite, 127, 356-363. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.04.018 [pdf, link]

Fernandez, C., DeJesus, J. M., Lumeng, J. C., Miller, A., Rosenblum, K. L., Appugliese, D., P., & Pesch, M. H. (2018). Selective eating behaviors in children: An observational validation of parental report measures. Appetite, 127, 163-170. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.04.028 [link]

DeJesus, J. M., Shutts, K., & Kinzler, K. D. (2018). Mere social knowledge impacts children’s consumption and categorization of foods. Developmental Science, 21(5), e12627. doi: 10.1111/desc.12627 [pdf, link]

DeJesus, J. M., Hwang, H. G.*, Dautel, J. B., & Kinzler, K. D. (2017). Bilingual children’s social preferences hinge on accent. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 164, 178-191. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.07.005 [pdf, link]

DeJesus, J. M., Hwang, H. G.*, Dautel, J. B., & Kinzler, K. D. (2017). “American = English-speaker” before “American = White”: The development of children’s reasoning about nationality. Child Development. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12845 [pdf, link]

DeJesus, J. M. (2017). Implicit attitudes, eating behavior, and the development of obesity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e114. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16001394 [pdf, link]

DeJesus, J. M., Shutts, K., & Kinzler, K. D. (2015). Contamination context affects children's food preferences and consumption. Appetite, 87, 303-309. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.222 [pdf, link]

DeJesus, J. M., Rhodes, M., & Kinzler, K. D. (2014). Evaluations versus expectations: Childrenʼs divergent beliefs about resource distribution. Cognitive Science, 38(1), 178-193. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12093 [pdf, link]

Kinzler, K. D. & DeJesus, J. M. (2013). Northern = smart and Southern = nice: The development of accent attitudes in the U.S. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(6), 1146-1158. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2012.731695 [pdf, link]

Kinzler, K. D. & DeJesus, J. M. (2013). Children’s sociolinguistic evaluations of nice foreigners and mean Americans. Developmental Psychology, 49(4), 655-664. doi: 10.1037/a0028740 [pdf, link]

Shutts, K., Kinzler, K. D., & DeJesus, J. M. (2013). Infants’ and children’s social learning about foods: Previous research and new prospects. Developmental Psychology, 49(3), 419-425. doi: 10.1037/a0027551 [pdf, link]

Kinzler, K. D., Shutts, K., DeJesus, J., & Spelke, E. S. (2009). Accent trumps race in guiding children’s social preferences. Social Cognition, 27(4), 623-634. doi: 10.1521/soco.2009.27.4.623 [pdf, link]

Papers Under Review/In Preparation

DeJesus, J. M., Callanan, M. A., Solis, G., & Gelman, S. A. (under review). Generic language in scientific communication.

DeJesus, J. M., & Kinzler, K. D. (in preparation). Young children use information about physical contact to make predictions about illness.

DeJesus, J. M., Gelman, S. A., & Lumeng, J. C. (in preparation). Children expect others to prefer homemade items.

DeJesus, J. M., Klein, N., Kinzler, K. D., & Epley, N. (in preparation). Asymmetric evaluations of selfish and selfless acts emerge early in life.

Book Chapters

Gelman, S. A., & DeJesus, J. M. (forthcoming). Intelligence in childhood. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence (2nd ed.).

Rottman, J., DeJesus, J. M., & Greenebaum, H. (forthcoming). Disgust. In V. LoBue, K. Perez-Edgar, & K. Buss (Eds.), Handbook of Emotional Development.

DeJesus, J. M., Kinzler, K. D., & Shutts,, K. (forthcoming). Food cognition and nutrition knowledge. In J. O. Fisher & J. C. Lumeng (Eds), Pediatric Food Preferences and Eating Behaviors.

Rottman, J., DeJesus, J. M., & Gerdin, E.* (2018). The social origins of disgust. In N. Strohminger & V. Kumar (Eds.), The Moral Psychology of Disgust (pp. 27-52). London: Rowman & Littlefield International.

Gelman, S. A., & DeJesus, J. M. (2018). The language paradox: Words invite and impede conceptual change. In T. Amin, & O. Levrini (Eds.), Converging and Complementary Perspectives on Conceptual Change (pp. 89-96). New York: Routledge.

*denotes mentored undergraduate student

+denotes mentored graduate student