Benton, D. T. (2023). How infants learn about people and object causal action: An associative account. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 45, No. 45).
Sobel, D.M., Benton, D.T., Finiasz, Z., Taylor, Y., & Weisberg, D. (2022). Children’s play is influenced by the efficacy of their first action, but their learning is influenced by their play. Journal Of Experimental Child Psychology.
Benton, D.T., Rakison, D. H., & Sobel, D. M. (2021). When correlation equals causation: A behavioral and computational account of second-order correlation learning in children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 202, 105008.
Benton, D.T., & Sobel, D.M. (2021) Do children think Alea Iacta Est?: Developing concepts of uncertainty in causal reasoning. Palgrave Macmillan.
Haber, A. S., Leech, K. A., Benton, D.T., Dashoush, N., & Corriveau, K. H. (2021). Questions and explanations in the classroom: Examining variation in early childhood teachers’ responses to children’s scientific questions. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 57, 121-132.
Benton, D.T., & Rakison, D.H. (2016). Causal Reasoning in Infants and Adults: Revisiting backwards-blocking. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Society, 38, pp. 830-835.
Rakison, D.H., Benton, D.T., & Dinh, P.N. (2019). Infant Categorization. In: Janette B Benson and Marshall M Haith (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, 2nd edition, Elsevier.
Rakison, D.H., & Benton, D.T. (2018). Developmental Timetables. The Sage Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development.
Benton, D.T. (submitted). An associative learning account of how infants learn about people and object causal action: A re-examination of 4 seminal studies
Benton, D.T., Kamper, D., Beaton, R.M., & Sobel, D.M. (invited revision). Don’t throw the associative baby out with the Bayesian bathwater: Children are more associative when reasoning retrospectively under information processing demands
Benton, D.T. (under review). Benton, D.T. (in prep). A mechanism of change for discovering causal relations: The development of second-order correlations learning in young children