Publications

Recent Publications

 

For individual copies, please send a request to mkillen@umd.edu

 

  • Hitti, A., Elenbaas, L., Noh, J., Rizzo, M.T., Cooley, S., & Killen, M. (in press). Expectations for cross-ethnic inclusion by Asian American children and adolescents. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

 

  • Burkholder, A., Elenbaas, L., & Killen, M. (2019). Children’s and adolescents’ evaluations of intergroup exclusion in interracial and inter-wealth peer contexts. Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13249

 

  • Noh, J., Jambon, M., Smetana, J., & Killen, M. (in press). Children’s evaluations of necessary harm: The role of authority messages and relationship status. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly.

 

  • McGuire, L., Elenbaas, L., Killen, M., & Rutland, A. (2019). The role of ingroup norms and group status in children’s and adolescents’ decisions to rectify resource inequalities. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12274

 

  • Noh, J., D’Esterre, A., & Killen, M. (2019). Effort or outcome? Children’s meritorious decisions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 178, 1-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2018.09.005

 

  • D’Esterre, A.P., Rizzo, M.T., & Killen, M. (2019). Unintentional and intentional false statements: The role of morally-relevant theory of mind. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 177, 53-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2018.07.013

 

  • Rizzo, M.T., Li, L., Burkholder, A., & Killen, M. (2018). Lying, negligence, or lack of knowledge? Children’s intention-based moral reasoning about resource claims. Developmental Psychology. Online. doi: 10.1037/dev0000635

 

  • McGuire, L., Rizzo, M.T., Killen, M., & Rutland, A. (2018).  The role of competitive and cooperative norms in the development of deviant evaluations. Child Development. Doi: 10.1111/cdev.13094

 

  • McGuire, L., Rizzo, M.T., Killen, M., & Rutland, A. (2018b).  The development of intergroup resource allocation: The role of cooperative and competitive in-group norms.         Developmental Psychology, 54(8), 1499-1506. Doi: 10.1037.dev0000535

 

  • Killen, M., Elenbaas, L., & Rizzo, M.T. (2018). Young children’s ability to recognize and challenge unfair treatment of others in group contexts. Human Development, 61, 281- 296. doi: 10.1159/000492804.

 

  • Killen, M. (2018). The origins of morality: Social equality, fairness, and justice. Philosophical Psychology, 31, 767-803. doi: 10.1080/09515089.2018.1486612.

 

  • Killen, M., & Mulvey, K. L. (2018). Challenging a dual-process approach to moral reasoning: Adolescents’ and adults’ evaluations of trolley car situations. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development: Commentary, 110-123. doi: 10.1111/mono.12380

 

  • Tenenbaum, H.C., Leman, P., Aznar, A., & Killen, M. (2018). Young people’s reasoning about exclusion in novel groups. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 175, 1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2018.05.014

 

  • Elenbaas, L., & Killen, M. (2018). Children’s perceptions of economic groups in a context of limited access to opportunities.  Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev/13024

 

  • Rizzo, M.T., & Killen, M. (2018). How social status influences our understanding of others’ mental states. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 169, 30-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.12.008

 

  • Rizzo, M.T., & Killen, M. (2017). Theory of mind is related to children’s resource allocations in gender stereotypic contexts. Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1037/dev0000439 

 

  • Rizzo, M. T., Cooley, S., Elenbaas, L., & Killen, M. (2017). Young children’s inclusion decisions in moral and social-conventional group norm contexts. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 165, 19-36.  doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.05.006 

 

  • Killen, M., & Verkuyten, M.J.M. (2017).  The importance of social-cognitive development and the developmental context for group dynamics. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 20, 707-718. doi: 10.1177/1368430217711771

 

  • Elenbaas, L., & Killen, M. (2017). Children’s perceptions of social resource inequality. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology48, 49-58. doi:  10.1016/j.appdev.2016.11.006

 

  • Mulvey, K.L., & Killen, M. (2017). Children’s and adolescents’ expectations about challenging unfair group norms. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 2241-2253. doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0671-y

 

  • Li, L., Rizzo, M.T., Burkholder, A., & Killen, M. (2017). Theory of mind and resource allocation in the context of hidden inequality. Cognitive Development. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2017.02.001

 

  • Guerrero, S., Elenbaas, L., Enesco, I, & Killen, M. (2017). Preschoolers’ trust in social consensus varies by context: Conventional vs. moral domains. Anales de Psicologia. doi: 10.6018/analesps.33.1.230831

 

  • Rutland, A., & Killen, M. (2017). Fair resource allocation among children and adolescents: The role of group and developmental processes. Child Development Perspectives, 11, 56-62. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12211

 

  • Killen, M. (2016). Morality: Cooperation is fundamental but it is not enough to ensure the fair treatment of others. Essay Book review of “A natural history of human morality” by Michael Tomasello. Human Development, 59, 324-337. doi: 10.1159/000454897

 

  • Meidenbauer, K.L. Cowell, J., Killen, M., & Decety, J. (2016). A developmental neuroscience study of moral decision-making regarding resource allocation. Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12698

 

  • Killen, M., Rutland, A., & Yip, T. (2016). Discrimination, social exclusion, and intergroup attitudes: Equity and justice in developmental science. Child Development, 87, 1317-1336. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12593

 

  • Elenbaas, L., Rizzo, M.T., Cooley, S., & Killen, M. (2016). Rectifying social inequalities in a resource allocation task. Cognition, 155, 176-187. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.07.002 

 

  • Cooley, S., Elenbaas, L., & Killen, M. (2016). Social exclusion based on group membership is a form of prejudice. In S. Horn, M. Ruck, & L. Liben (Eds.), Advances in child development and behavior, Vol. 51 (pp. 103-129). Burlington: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/bs.acdb.2016.04.004

 

  • Elenbaas, L., & Killen, M. (2016). Age-related changes in children’s associations of economic resource and race. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 884. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00884 

 

  • Rizzo, M.T., & Killen, M. (2016). Children’s understanding of equity in the context of inequality. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12150

 

  • Elenbaas, L., & Killen, M. (2016). Children rectify inequalities for disadvantaged groups. Developmental Psychology, 8, 1318-1329. doi: 10.1037/dev0000154

 

  • Elenbaas, L., & Killen, M. (2016). How do young children expect others to address resource inequalities? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 150, 72-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2016.05.002

 

  • Rizzo, M.T., Elenbaas, L., Cooley, S., & Killen, M. (2016). Children’s recognition of fairness and others’ welfare in a resource allocation task: Age related changes. Developmental Psychology, 8, 1307-1317. doi: 10.1037/dev0000134

 

  • Sodian, B., Licata, M., Kristen, S., Paulus, M., Killen, M., & Woodward, A. (2016). Understanding of goals, beliefs, and desires predicts morally relevant theory of mind: A longitudinal investigation. Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12533

 

  • Killen, M. (2016). Children’s values: Universality, conflict, and sources of influence. Social Development, 25, 565-571. doi: 10.1111/sode.12189

 

  • Noh, J.Y., Elenbaas, L., Park, K.J., Chung, Y.S., & Killen, M. (2016). Opinion versus knowledge: The influence of testimony format on children’s judgments in morally relevant contexts. Early Education and Development. doi: 10.1080/10409289.2016.1197013 

 

  • Guerrero, S., Elenbaas, L., Enesco, I, & Killen, M. (2017). Preschoolers’ trust in social consensus varies by context: Conventional vs. moral domains. Anales de Psicologia. doi: 10.6018/analesps.33.1.230831

 

  • Mulvey, K.L., & Killen, M. (2016). Keeping quiet just wouldn’t be right: Children and adolescents’ evaluations of challenges to peer relational and physical aggression. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi: 10.1007/s10964-016-0437-y

 

  • Killen, M., Elenbaas, L., & Rutland, A. (2015). Balancing the fair treatment of others while preserving group identity and autonomy. Human Development, 58, 253-272. doi: 10.1159/000444151

 

  • Mulvey, K.L., Hitti, A., Smetana, J., & Killen, M. (2016). Morality, context, and development. In L. Balter & C. Tamis-LaMonda (Eds.), Child psychology: A handbook of contemporary issues, 3rd edition (pp. 285-304). NY: Psychology Press.

 

  • Killen, M., & Smetana, J.G. (2015). Origins and development of morality. In R.M. Lerner & M. E. Lamb (Ed.), Handbook of child psychology and developmental science, Vol. 3, 7th edition (pp. 701-749). Editor-in-Chief, R. M. Lerner. NY: Wiley-Blackwell. 

 

  • Killen, M., Hitti, A., Cooley, C., & Elenbaas, L. (2015). Morality, development, and culture. In M. Gelfand, C.Y.Chiu, & Y.Y. Hong (Eds.), Advances in culture and psychology (pp. 161-220). New York: Oxford University Press. 

 

  • Hitti, A., & Killen, M. (2015). Expectations about ethnic peer group inclusivity: The role of shared interests, group norms, and stereotypes. Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12393 

 

  • Cooley, S., & Killen, M. (2015). Children’s evaluations of resource allocation in the context of group norms. Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0038796

 

  • Rutland, A., & Killen, M. (2015). A developmental science approach to reducing prejudice and social exclusion: Intergroup processes, social-cognitive development, and moral reasoning. Social Issues and Policy Review, 9, 121-154. doi: 10.1111/sipr.12012

 

  • Killen, M., & Malti, T. (2015). Moral judgments and emotions in contexts of peer exclusion and victimization. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 48, 249-276. doi: 10.1016/bs.acdb.2014.11.007 

 

  • Mulvey, K. L., & Killen, M. (2015). Challenging gender stereotypes: Resistance and exclusion. Child Development, 86, 681-694. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12317 

 

  • Ruck, M., Park, H., Crystal, D., & Killen, M. (2014). Intergroup contact is related to evaluations of interracial peer exclusion in African American students. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi: 10.1007/s10964-014-0227-3 

 

  • Hitti, A., Mulvey, K.L., Rutland, A., Abrams, D., & Killen, M. (2014). When is it okay to exclude a member of the ingroup? Children’s and adolescents’ social reasoning. Social Development, 23, 451-469. doi: 10.1111.sode.12047

 

  • Fu, G. Xiao, W.S., Killen, M. & Lee, K. (2014). Moral judgment and its relation to second-order theory of mind. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2085-2092. doi: 10.1037/a0037077 

 

  • Killen, M., Mulvey, K.L., Hitti, A. (2013). Social exclusion in childhood: A developmental intergroup perspective. Child Development, 84, 772-790. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12012

 

  • Killen, M., Rutland, A., Abrams, D., Mulvey. K.L., & Hitti, A. (2013). Development of intra- and intergroup judgments in the context of moral and social-conventional norms. Child Development, 84, 1063-1080. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12011

 

  • Richardson, C., Mulvey, K.L., & Killen, M. (2012). Extending social domain theory with a process-based account of moral judgments. Human Development, 55, 4 – 25. doi: 10.1159/000335362

 

  • Park, Y., Lee-Kim, J., Killen, M., Park, K.J., & Kim, J. (2012). Korean children’s evaluations of parental restrictions regarding gender-stereotypic peer activities. Social Development, 21, 577-591. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9507.2011.00643.x

 

  • Malti, T., Killen, M., & Gasser, L. (2012). Social judgments and emotion attributions about exclusion in Switzerland. Child Development, 83, 697-711. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01705.x

 

  • Killen, M., Mulvey, K. L., Richardson, C. B., Jampol, N., & Woodward, A. (2011). The “accidental transgressor”: Morally–relevant theory of mind.  Cognition, 119, 197–215. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2011.01.006

 

  • Sinno, S., & Killen, M. (2011). Social reasoning about second–shift parenting. British Journal of 
    Developmental Psychology29, 313–329. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-835X.2010.02021.x

 

  • Killen, M., Kelly, M. Richardson, C., & Jampol, N. (2010). Attributions of intentions and fairness judgments regarding interracial peer encounters. Developmental Psychology, 46, 1206–1213. doi: 10.1037/a0019660

 

  • Nipedal, C., Nesdale, D., & Killen, M. (2010). Social group norms, school norms, and children’s aggressive
    intentions. Aggressive Behavior, 36, 195–204. doi: 10.1002/ab.20342

 

  • Rutland, A., Killen, M., & Abrams, D. (2010). A new social–cognitive developmental perspective on prejudice: The interplay between morality and group identity. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 280–291. doi: 10.1177/1745691610369468

 

  • Park, Y. & Killen, M. (2010). When is peer rejection justifiable?: Children’s understanding across two cultures. Cognitive Development25, 290-301. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2009.10.004

 

  • Mulvey, K. L., Hitti, A., & Killen, M. (2010). The development of stereotyping and exclusion. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1, 597-606. doi: 10.1002/wcs.66

 

  • Killen, M., & Smetana, J. G. (2010). Future directions: Social development in the context of social justice. Social Development, 19, 642-657. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9507.2009.00548.x 

 

  • McGlothlin, H., & Killen, M. (2010). How social experience is related to children’s intergroup attitudes. European Journal of Social Psychology: Special Issue: Children’s Intergroup Attitudes (Guest editors: J. Degner & Y. Dunham), 40, 625-634. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.733

 

  • Killen, M., Kelly, M., Richardson, C., Crystal, D., & Ruck, M. (2010). European-American children’s and adolescents’ evaluations of interracial exclusion. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 283-300doi: 10.1177/1368430209346700

 

  • Brenick, A., Killen, M., Lee-Kim, J., Fox, N., Leavitt, L., Raviv, A., Masalha, S., Murra, F., & Smadi, Y. (2010). Social understanding in Young Israeli-Jewish, Israeli-Palestinian, Palestinian, and Jordanian children: Moral judgments and stereotypes. Early Education and Development. 21, 886-911. doi: 10.1080/10409280903236598

 

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