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Maria Osina

Lecturer in Psychology and Human Development

Research interests:

Language and Cognitive Development


Representative Publications

Osina, M.A., Saylor, M.M., & Ganea, P.A. (2013). When familiar is not better: 12-month-old infants respond to talk about absent objects. Developmental Psychology49(1), 138-145.

Osina, M.A., Saylor, M.M., & Ganea, P.A. (2014). Object locations, identity and absent reference understanding at 12 months. Infancy19(1), 65-81.

Saylor, M. M., Osina, M., Tassin, T., Rose, R., & Ganea, P. (2016). Creature feature: Preschoolers use verbal descriptions to identify referents. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology152, 205-220.

Osina, M.A., & Saylor, M.M. Out of reach, out of mind? Infants’ comprehension of references to hidden inaccessible objects, Child Development (in press).

Osina, M.A. & Saylor, M.M. Word comprehension guides infants’ search for hidden objects, under revision.