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 CDS2019 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 symposia only, submitters will be asked to provide a short statement (150 words or less) describing how their symposium 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 The diversity/inclusion statement will be used during the review process, but will not be published.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.

Submission Deadlines

Symposia and Oral Paper

Opens – March 20, 2019
Closes – May 15, 2019

Poster Submissions

Opens – May 31, 2019
Closes – August 1, 2019

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 – No person can speak in more than one session. Presenting speakers may have a presenting role in only one symposium or one oral paper submission. Serving as a discussant on a symposium does not count as a presenting role. Note that an individual may be listed as a non-presenting author on any number of submissions.

  • 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.
  • 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 a symposium title (max 255 character limit)
  • Prepare a diversity statement (max 1200 character limit – approximately 150 words) for use in the review process
  • Prepare the overall symposium abstract (max 2000 character limit – approximately 250 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 at 23:59 Central Time.

Please note similar work should not have been presented at any other conference including SRCD2019.

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Individual Oral Paper

Please note that similar work should not have been presented at any other conference including SRCD2019.  Work presented at SRCD2019 will not be considered.

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 .

To become a member, please click HERE

IMPORTANT – No person can speak in more than one session. Presenting speakers may have a presenting role in only one symposium or one oral paper submission. Serving as a discussant on a symposium does not count as a presenting role. Note that an individual may be listed as a non-presenting author on any number of submissions.

  • 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)
  • 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.

Please note the deadline is at 23:59 Central Time.

Now Closed
Poster

Please note that similar work should not have been presented at SRCD2019 and poster abstracts should reference specific data.

Each poster submission must be sponsored by a faculty or post-doc CDS member, whose membership is fully paid at the time of submission.  Faculty and post-doc CDS members may sponsor two (2) poster submissions. If you are unsure of your membership status, please .

To become a member, please click HERE

A sponsor for a poster submission may be the presenting author, a non-presenting author, or a non-author.

  • 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)
  • 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 at CDS must be registered to attend the meeting before their presentation.

Please note the deadline is at 23:59 Central Time on August 1, 2019

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Review Criteria

Submitted abstracts should be original work and substantively different from papers that have been previously published.  Although abstracts need not describe completed projects, they must include sufficient empirical data, even if preliminary, to provide a basis for evaluation.  Abstracts that reflect no new data will not be accepted.  Each submission is evaluated by at least two members of either the first or second choice review panels identified, and conflicts are resolved by the panel chair(s).

 

Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  • Theoretical Significance
  • Data Heft
  • 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.

Panels

Panel 1: Perception, Action, Attention, and Cognitive Control

Includes topics such as object recognition, executive function, visual statistical learning, and motor development.

Chair – Amy Needham

Reviewers:
Stephanie Carlson
Lauren Emberson
Lisa Fazio
John Franchak
Sarah Gerson
Natasha Kirkham
Shannon Ross-Sheehy

Panel 2: Memory and Reasoning

Includes topics such as working memory, autobiographical memory, future-oriented thinking, causal reasoning, analogy, and innovation.

Chair: Cristina Atance

Reviewers:
Sarah Beck
Ty Boyer
Daphna Buchsbaum
Stella Christie
Simona Ghetti
Cristine Legare
Aimee Stahl
Caren Walker

Panel 3: Spatial and Numerical Knowledge

Includes topics such as spatial reasoning, numerical representation, mathematics engagement and achievement.

Chair: Nicole McNeil

Reviewers:
Hilary Barth
Sara Cordes
Liz Gunderson
Koleen McCrink
Shannon Pruden
Geetha Ramani
Anna Shusterman
David Uttal

Panel 4: Linguistic and Conceptual Development

Includes topics such as word learning, language processing, language interventions, conceptual representation and conceptual change.

Chair: Meredith Rowe

Reviewers:
Nameera Akhtar
Sudha Arunachalam
Patricia Ganea
Deb Kelemen
Diana Leyva
Mark Sabbagh
Andrew Shtulman
Fei Xu

Panel 5: Psychological and Moral Reasoning

Includes topics such as theory of mind, prosocial behavior, and fairness.

Chair: Tamar Kushnir

Reviewers:
Nadia Chernyak
Audun Dahl
Kristen Dunfield
Yarrow Dunham
Kiley Hamlin
Larisa Heiphetz
Jon Lane
Josh Rottman

Panel 6: Social Cognition and Social Learning

Includes topics such as intergroup cognition, selective trust, social stereotypes, imitation, pedagogy, and learning from others.

Chair: Kathleen Corriveau

Reviewers:
Andy Baron
Luke Butler
Candice Mills
Mark Nielsen
Kristina Olson
Marjorie Rhodes
Bekah Richert
Amrisha Vaish

Panel 7: Cognition in Diverse Environments

Includes topics such as applications of cognitive development to formal education, cross-cultural cognition, informal learning and education, cognition and media.

Chair: Maureen Callanan

Reviewers:
Jennifer Jipson
Heather Kirkorian
Ananda Marin
Gigliana Melzi
Omar Ruvalcaba
Makeba Wilbourn