*Student author

Nguyen, S. P., & Gordon, C. L. (under review). Children's expressions of gratitude for general and specific categories amid a pandemic.


Nguyen, S. P., & *McDermott, C. H. (in press). Positive future expectancies: When hopeful thinking contributes to happiness in children. Journal of Cognition & Development.


Nguyen, S. P., & Gordon, C. L. (2022). Gratitude for categories of needs before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Happiness Studies.

*Chevalier, T. N., & Nguyen, S. P. (2021). Taking a secondary and supportive role: Classroom discussions about racial and ethnic diversity on college campuses. In M. S. Wong, L. Weiner, J. Cerniak, & L. T. S. Yee (Eds), Incorporating diversity in classroom settings: Real and engaging examples for various psychology courses: Ability, age, culture, ethnicity/race,, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status, Vol. 1. (pp. 202-206). Society for the Teaching of Psychology.


Nguyen, S. P., & Lafraire, J. (2020). Children's food cognition: Introduction to the special issue. Cognitive Development, 56. PDF

Lafraire, J., Rioux, C., Hamaoui, H., Girgis, H., Nguyen, S. P., & Thibaut, J. P. (2020). Food as a borderline domain of knowledge: The development of domain-specific inductive reasoning strategies in young children. Cognitive Development, 56. PDF


Nguyen, S. P. (2020). From foods to artifacts: Children's evaluative and taxonomic categorization across multiple domains. Cognitive Development, 56. PDF


*Girgis, H., & Nguyen, S. P. (2020). Grown or made? Children's determination of the origins of natural versus processed foods. Cognitive Development, 56. PDF


Nguyen, S. P., & Gordon. C. L. (2020). The relationship between gratitude and happiness in younger children. Journal of Happiness Studies, 21(8), 2773-2787. PDF


Nguyen, S. P., *Girgis, H., & *Knopp, J. (2019). A ladybug bear can fly and climb trees: Children prefer conjunctions of labels and properties for cross-classifiable toys. Infant and Child Development, 28(4), e2134. PDF


*Lenger, K. A., Gordon, C. L., & Nguyen, S. P. (2019). A word to the wise: Age matters when considering mindfulness in romantic relationships. Contemporary Family Therapy, 41, 115–124. PDF


*Girgis, H., & Nguyen, S. P. (2018). Shape or substance? Children's strategy when labeling a food and its healthfulness. Cognitive Development, 48, 289-301. PDF


Schwebel, D. C., Evans, D. W., Hoeffler, S. E., Marlenga, B. L., Nguyen, S. P., Jovanov, E., Meltzer, D. O., & Sheares, B. J. (2017). Unintentional child poisoning risk: A review of causal factors and prevention studies. Children's Health Care, 46, 109-130. PDF


*Lenger, K. A., Gordon, C. L., & Nguyen, S. P. (2017). Intra-individual and cross-partner associations between the five facets of mindfulness and relationship satisfaction. Mindfulness, 8, 171-180. PDF


Thibaut, J. P., Nguyen, S. P., & Murphy, G. L. (2016). Body and soul: Do children distinguish between foods when generalizing psychological and biological properties? Early Education and Development, 27, 1250-1262. PDF


Nguyen, S. P., Gordon, C. L., *Chevalier, T. N., & *Girgis, H. (2016). Trust and doubt, an examination of children's decision to believe what they are told about food. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 144, 66-83. PDF


Nguyen, S. P., & *Chevalier, T. N. (2015). Category coherence in children’s inductive inferences with cross-classified entities. Cognitive Development, 35, 137-150. PDF


Nguyen, S. P., *Girgis, H., & *Robinson, J. (2015). Predictors of children's food selection: The role of childen's perceptions of the health and taste of foods. Food Quality and Preference, 40, 106-109. PDF


Nguyen, S. P., & * Girgis, H. (2014). Classification and cross-classification in children. In C., Ruoling (Ed.), Cognitive Development: Theories, Stages and Processes and Challenges (pp. 17-32). New York: Nova Science Publishers. PDF


Nguyen, S. P., & Gelman, S. A. (2012). Generic language facilitates children’s cross-classification. Cognitive Development, 27, 154-167. PDF

Nguyen, S. P. (2012). Inductive selectivity in children’s cross-classified concepts. Child Development, 83, 1748-1761. PDF

Nguyen, S. P. (2012). The role of external sources in the development of children’s evaluative categories of food. Infant and Child Development, 21, 216-234. PDF


Nguyen, S. P., *McCullough, M. B., & *Noble, A. (2011). A theory-based approach to teaching children about health: A recipe for understanding. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103, 594-606. PDF


Nguyen, S. P., Gordon, C. L., & *McCullough, M. B. (2011). Not as easy as pie: Disentangling the theoretical and applied  components of children's health knowledge. Appetite, 56, 265-268. PDF

Nguyen, S. P. (2010). Children consider different sources of information when reasoning about food. Paper published in a web-based forum, Université de Poitiers, European Centre for Children's Products. PDF

Shatz, M., Tare, M., Nguyen, S. P., & *Young, T. N. (2010). Acquiring non-object terms: The case for time words. Journal of Cognition and Development, 11, 16-36. PDF


Nguyen, S. P., & *McCullough, M. B. (2009). Evaluative categorization of food in children and adults. In S. J. Ellsworth, & R.C. Schuster (Eds.), Appetite and Nutritional Assessment (pp. 175-187). New York: Nova Science Publishers. PDF


Nguyen, S. P. (2008). Children's evaluative categories and inductive inferences within the domain of food. Infant and Child Development, 17, 285-299. PDF

Nguyen, S. P. (2007). Cross-classification and category representation in children’s concepts. Developmental Psychology, 43, 719-731. PDF

Nguyen, S. P. (2007). An apple a day keeps the doctor away: Children’s evaluative category representation of food. Appetite, 48, 114-118. PDF

Gelman, S. A., Taylor, M., & Nguyen, S. P. (2006). Implicit versus explicit messages about gender in mother-child conversations. Enfance, 3, 223-250. PDF

Gelman, S. A., Taylor, M., & Nguyen, S. P. (2004). Mother-child conversations about gender. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 69, 1-145.


Nguyen, S. P., & Rosengren, K. S. (2004). Parental reports of children’s biological knowledge and misconceptions. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 28, 411-420. PDF

Nguyen, S. P., & Rosengren, K. S. (2004). Causal reasoning about illness: A comparison between European- and Vietnamese-American children. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 4, 51-78. PDF

Nguyen, S. P., & Murphy, G. L. (2003). An apple is more than a fruit: Cross-classification in children’s concepts. Child Development, 74, 1-24. PDF

Nguyen, S. P., & Gelman, S. A. (2002). Four- and 6-year-olds’ biological concept of death. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 20, 495-513. PDF