Submissions

The Cognitive Development Society continues to offer a variety of presentation types, including Contributed Symposia, Individual Oral Papers and Poster presentations. Please note that you do not have to be a member to submit an abstract, but you must be a member in order to present either an oral presentation or poster presentation.

 

The CDS2024 program committee is committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive conference, and encourages organizers of symposia to consider issues of diversity and inclusion as they plan their submissions. As part of the submission process, for all submissions, submitters will be asked to provide a short statement (150 words or less) describing how their submission contributes to issues of diversity and inclusion in the field of cognitive development. We intentionally leave undefined what constitutes diversity, so that CDS members can contribute to and shape this conversation—submitters can refer to the authors themselves, to the content of the presentations, or both; they can reference the diversity of the authors and/or the participants; career stages of authors; diverse theoretical and methodological approaches; etc. The diversity/inclusion statement will be used during the review process, but will not be published. Along with the scientific merit, reviewers will consider the ways in which the symposium in contributing to the diversity of the conference and the field of cognitive development.

Please note, in an effort to support researchers from other nations, individuals who require a visa to attend CDS 2024, can request a visa letter during the submission period.  Should you require a letter prior to the submission deadlines, please contact us as soon as possible.

 

Symposium, Individual Talk and Poster Submissions are now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who submitted. 

Submission Deadlines

Symposia and Oral Paper

Opens –September 11, 2023
Closes – October 10, 2023

Notifications of acceptance/rejection were sent on November 30.

 

Poster Submissions

Opens – November 1, 2023
Closes – January 9, 2024

Notifications of acceptance/rejection were sent on January 19.

Guidelines for submission

Symposium

Symposium submissions should include three (3) talks and one (1) discussant or four (4) talks with participants from different lab groups and/or universities.

The chair or co-chair of the proposed symposium must be a CDS member in good standing at the time of submission. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact us.

To become a member, please click HERE

IMPORTANT – Each person may be first author (which is also the presenter role) for no more than one talk (including the role of discussant) or poster at CDS 2024. There is no limit on the number of non-presenting (i.e., co-author) roles one can have at the conference.

  • Include all presenters exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order.  If the submission is successful, a second submission for each individual presentation with relevant authors will be required.
  • Prepare a symposium title (max 255 character limit).  Please use sentence case for the title (capitalize the first letter of the title and lower case for all other letters unless required)
  • Prepare a diversity statement (max 900 character limit -approximately 150 words) for use in the review process.  This statement should indicate how the submission advances diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging.
  • Include an abstract (max 3500 characters – approximately 500 words) for each speaker in the symposium.  Please note, if successful, this information will be added again with the relevant contributing authors. An abstract does not need to be included for the discussant.
  • Prepare the overall symposium abstract (max 900 character limit – approximately 100 words).  This will be published in the digital program book and App if successful.
  • Submit the abstract via CDS’s online abstract management system.  Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors

    By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the CDS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program. Please note that all presenters must be registered for CDS at the time of the meeting.

    Please note the deadline is October 10, 2023 at 23:59 in your time zone.  We expect to notify people of final decisions at the end of November.

    Please note your submitted work should not have been presented at any other developmental psychology conferences including SRCD or BCCCD .

    Individual Talk Submission

    Please note your submitted work should not have been presented at any other developmental psychology conference including SRCD and BCCCD.

     

     

    At least one of the authors on an oral paper submission must be a CDS member in good standing at the time of submission. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact us.  The presenting (and first) author must be a member at the time of presentation.

    To become a member, please click HERE

    IMPORTANT – Each person may be first author (which is also the presenter role) for no more than one talk or poster at CDS 2024. There is no limit on the number of non-presenting (i.e., co-author) roles one can have at the conference.

    • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
    • Prepare an abstract title (max 255 character limit).  Please use sentence case for the title (capitalize the first letter of the title and lower case for all other letters unless required) and do not include a period (.) at the end of the title
    • Prepare the abstract (max 3500 character limit – approximately 500 words)
    • Prepare a diversity statement (max 900 character limit – approximately 150 words) for use in the review process.  This statement should indicate how the submission advances diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging.
    • Submit the abstract via CDS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
    • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors

    By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the CDS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.  Please note all presenters must be registered to attend the CDS meeting in advance of their presentation.

    Should the submission not be accepted for an oral presentation, it will be considered for a poster presentation.  Submitters will receive confirmation of presentation type when final decisions are sent late-January 2024.

    Please note the deadline is October 10 at 23:59 in your time zone.  We expect to notify people of final decisions at the end of November.

    Poster

    Please note for 2024 we are lifting the restriction of the work having not been presented elsewhere.

    Each person may be first author (which is also the presenter role) for no more than one talk or poster at CDS 2024. There is no limit on the number of non-presenting (i.e., co-author) roles one can have at the conference.

    To become a member, please click HERE

    We anticipate considerable space at the convention center for posters and barring unprecedented levels of submissions, our plan is to accept all posters that receive positive ratings from the reviewers. However, if too many posters are submitted, we will work to ensure diversity of topic, labs/PIs, etc.

    • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
    • Prepare an abstract title (max 255 character limit). Please use Sentence Case for the title (capitalize the first letter of the title and lower case for all other letters unless required)
    • Prepare the abstract (max 1500 character limit – approximately 150 words)
    • Prepare a diversity statement (max 1200 character limit – approximately 150 words) for use in the review process.  This statement should indicate how the submission advances diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging.
    • Submit the abstract via CDS’s online abstract management system.
    • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors

    We are aware that collecting new data has continued being difficult for many developmental scientists due to COVID-related complications. Therefore, for the 2024 conference, we are lifting our usual restriction for posters that the work must not have been presented elsewhere. Instead, while we encourage the presentation of new data when possible, if a researcher wasn’t able to acquire new data for CDS, it is ok to submit a poster based on past work that was previously presented (e.g., at the SRCD conference). We want as many people to have an opportunity to attend and present at CDS as possible

    By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the CDS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.  Please note that all presenters at CDS must be registered to attend the meeting before their presentation.

    Submissions will open on November 1, 2023. Please note the deadline is at 23:59 in your time zone on January 9, 2024.  Final decisions will be made by mid-February, if not sooner.

    Review Criteria for symposia and individual oral submissions

    Submitted abstracts should reflect original work and be substantively different from data that have been previously published or submitted to other conferences (including SRCD).  Successful abstracts for symposia and individual talks typically describe projects that include at least one completed study. They must include sufficient empirical data to provide a basis for evaluation.  Abstracts that reflect no or only pilot data or abstracts that include only previously published/presented data will not be accepted.

     

    Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

    • Theoretical Significance
    • Data Heft
    • Relevance to CDS
    • Reviewers will also consider the ways in which the symposium or talk may contribute to the diversity of the conference and the field of cognitive development (i.e., diversity of topic, type of data, samples, authors, institution, etc)

    Review Criteria for posters

    We are aware that collecting new data has been difficult for many developmental scientists due to COVID-related complications. Therefore, for the 2024 conference, we are lifting our usual restriction for posters that the work must not have been presented elsewhere. Instead, while we encourage the presentation of new data when possible, if a researcher wasn’t able to acquire new data for CDS, it is ok to submit a poster based on past work that was previously presented (e.g., at the SRCD conference). We want as many people to have an opportunity to attend and present at CDS as possible.

     

    Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

    • Inclusion of empirical data
    • Relevance to CDS
    • If too many posters are submitted, reviewers will also consider the ways in which the poster may contribute to the diversity of the conference and the field of cognitive development (i.e., diversity of topic, type of data, samples, authors, institution, etc)

    Panels

    Panel 1: Perception, Attention, Memory, Action and Executive Function

    Chair – Jessica Church-Lang, University of Texas at Austin

    Reviewers
    Chen Cheng, Hong Kong
    John Franchak, UC Riverside
    Amanda Tarullo, Boston U
    Charisse Pickron, U Minn
    Amy Needham, Vanderbilt
    Simona Ghetti, UC Davis

    Panel 2: Numerical, Spatial, and Relational Reasoning

    Chair: Stella Christie, Tsinghua University

    Alexandra Carstensen, Arizona State University
    Jean-Pierre Thibaut, Université de Bourgogne
    Jane Childers, Trinity University
    Anke Weber, University of Luxembourg
    Yu Zhang
    Katarzyna Bobrowicz, University of Luxembourg
    Lindsey Richland, University of California Irvine
    Maciej Haman, University of Warsaw
    Ji Son, California State University
    Sean Zheng, Northwestern University
    John Opfer, Ohio State University
    Hongyang Zhao, University of California Irvine

    Panel 3: Language and Communication

    Chair: Umay Suanda, University of Connecticut

    Viridiana Benitez, ASU
    Megumi Kuwabara, CSU – DH
    Kelsey West, ALABAMA
    Federica Bulgarelli, BUFFALO
    Brianna Macmillan, SMITH
    Carolyn Quam, PDX
    Olivera Savic, BCBL
    Julie Schneider, LSU
    Rachel Romeo, MARYLAND
    Ruthe Foushee, NEW SCHOOL
    Kathryn Schuler, PENN
    Laurel Perkins, UCLA
    Rufan Luo, ASU
    Lei Yuan, Colorado 

    Panel 4: Concepts, Categorization, Causal Learnng

    Chair: Deb Kelemen, Boston University

    Reviewers
    Deon Benton, Vanderbilt University
    Daphna Buchsbaum, Brown University
    Judith Danovitch, University of Louisville
    Melissa Kibbe, Boston University
    Kelsey Lucca, Arizona State University
    Lori Markson, Washington University, St Louis
    Karl Rosengren, University of Rochester
    Adena Schachner, University of California, San Diego
    Natalia Vélez, Princeton University
    Yue Yu, National Institute for Education, Singapore 

    Panel 5: Normative and moral, religious cognitive development

    Chairs: Andrew Shtulman, Occidental College & Amrisha Vaish, University of Virginia

    Reviewers
    Jennifer Clegg, Texas State University
    Audun Dahl, Cornell University
    Jonathan Lane, Vanderbilt University
    Ayse Payir, Boston University
    Rebekah Richert, UC Riverside
    Joshua Rottman, Franklin & Marshall College
    Jacqueline Woolley, University of Texas Austin
    Susanne Hardecker, University of Leipzig
    Amanda Burkholder, Furman University
    Richard Ahl, Boston College
    Peter Blake, Boston University
    Sebastian Grueneisen, University of Leipzig
    Xin (Alice) Zhao, East China Normal University
    Fan Yang, University of Chicago
    Alessandra Geraci, University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria

    Panel 6: Social Cognition and Social Learning

    Chairs: Lucas Butler, University of Maryland & Kristin Shutts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Reviewers
    Tamar Kushnir
    Dave Sobel
    Melissa Koenig
    Julia Leonard
    Nadia Chernyak
    Marjorie Rhodes
    Marco Schmidt
    Francys Subiaul
    Isobel Heck
    Rosie Aboody
    Samuel Ronfard
    Megan Norris
    Pearl Han Li
    Rebecca Peretz-lange
    Katharine Scott
    Mika Asaba
    Lindsey Powell
    Ashley Jordan
    Ryan Lei
    Meltem Yucel
    Jennifer Clegg
    Amanda Haber 

    Panel 7: Cognitive development in diverse contexts/populations, cultural learning

    Chair: Amber Williams, California Polytechnic State University

    Reviewers
    Linda Lee, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    Diana Acosta, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Elsa Lucia Escalante Barrios, Universidad del Norte
    Itzel Aceves-Azuara, California State University, Sacramento
    Nydia Prishker, St. Thomas Aquinas College
    Esinam Ami Avornyo, University of Cape Coast
    Zhenlan Wang, Yale
    Mike Rizzo, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
    Kathleen Corriveau, Boston University
    Dorsa Amir, University of California, Berkeley
    Yian Xu, Kennesaw State University
    Aline Hitti, University of San Francisco
    Megan Norris, Purdue University
    Sirada Rochanavibhata, Northwestern University 

    Panel 8: Learning and motivation in formal and informal contexts

    Chair: Jamie Jirout, University of Virginia

    Reviewers
    Laura Schulz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Dana Miller-Cotto, Kent State University
    Nora Newcombe, Temple University
    Catherine Haden, Loyola University Chicago
    Anna Shusterman, Wesleyan University
    Dave Sobel, Brown University
    Natalie Evans, University of Virginia
    Susan Benear, New York University
    Ian Chandler-Campbell, University of Texas at Dallas
    Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University
    Hilary E. Miller-Goldwater, Emory University
    Andrew Young, Northeaster Illinois University
    Joseph Colantonio, Harvard University 

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