Selected Publications of our Lab Members

Newcombe, N. S., Möhring, W., & Frick, A. (in press). How big is many? Development of spatial and numerical magnitude understanding. In A. Henik & W. Fias (Eds.), Heterogeneity of function in numerical cognition.

Möhring, W., Ishihara, M., Curiger, J., & Frick, A. (in press). Spatial-numerical associations in 1st-graders: Evidence from a manual-pointing task. Psychological Research.

Frick, A. (in press). Perspective taking. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development.

Frick, A., & Baumeler, D. (2017). The relation between spatial perspective taking and inhibitory control in 6-year-old children. Psychological Research. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-016-0785-y

Möhring, W., Ramsook, K. S., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R., & Newcombe, N. S. (2016). Where music meets space: Children’s sensitivity to pitch intervals is related to their mental spatial transformation skills. Cognition, 151, 1-5.

Möhring, W., Newcombe, N. S., & Frick, A. (2016). Using mental transformation strategies for spatial scaling: Evidence from a discrimination task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition,42, 1473-1479. DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000240 [PDF]

Frick, A., & Möhring, W. (2016). A matter of balance: Motor control is related to children’s spatial scaling and proportional reasoning skills. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:2049. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02049 [PDF]

Möhring, W., Newcombe, N. S., Levine, S. C., & Frick, A. (2016). Spatial proportional reasoning is associated with formal knowledge about fractions. Journal of Cognition and Development, 17, 67-84. DOI: 10.1080/15248372.2014.996289 [PDF]

Frick, A., & Newcombe, N. S. (2015). Young children’s perception of diagrammatic representations. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 15, 227-245. DOI: 10.1080/13875868.2015.1046988 [PDF]

Möhring, W., Newcombe, N. S., & Frick, A. (2015). The relation between spatial thinking and proportional reasoning in preschoolers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 132, 213-220. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2015.01.005 

Frick, A., Möhring, W., & Newcombe, N. S. (2014). Development of mental transformation abilities. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18, 536-542. DOI:10.1016/j.tics.2014.05.011 [PDF]

Frick, A., Möhring, W., & Newcombe, N. S. (2014). Picturing perspectives: Development of perspective-taking abilities in 4- to 8-year-olds. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:386. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00386 [PDF]

Möhring, W., Newcombe, N. S. & Frick, A. (2014). Zooming in on spatial scaling: Preschoolchildren and adults use mental transformations to scale spaces. Developmental Psychology, 50,1614-1619. DOI: 10.1037/a0035905 [PDF]

Frick, A., & Wang, S. (2014). Mental spatial transformations in 14- and 16-month-oldinfants: Effects of action and observational experience. Child Development, 85,278-293. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12116 [PDF]

Frick, A., Hansen, M. A., & Newcombe, N. S. (2013). Development of mental rotation in 3- to 5-year-old children. CognitiveDevelopment, 28, 386-399. DOI: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2013.06.002 [PDF]

Frick, A., Ferrara, K., & Newcombe, N. S. (2013). Using a touch screen paradigm toassess the development of mental rotation between 3½ and 5½ years of age. Cognitive Processing, 14,117-127. DOI 10.1007/s10339-012-0534-0 [PDF]

Frick, A., & Möhring, W. (2013). Mental object rotation and motor development in 8- and 10-month-old infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 115, 708-720. DOI:10.1016/j.jecp.2013.04.001 [PDF]  

Möhring, W., & Frick, A. (2013). Touching up mental rotation: Effects of manual experienceon 6-month-old infants' mental object rotation. Child Development, 84, 1554-1565. DOI:10.1111/cdev.12065 [PDF]

Lourenco, S. F.,& Frick, A. (2013). Remembering where: The origins and early development of spatial memory. In P. J. Bauer and R. Fivush (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Handbook on theDevelopment of Children's Memory, Volume I/II, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. DOI: 10.1002/9781118597705.ch16     

Frick, A., & Newcombe, N. S. (2012). Getting the big picture: Development of spatial scaling abilities. Cognitive Development, 27, 270-282. DOI: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2012.05.004 [PDF]

Möhring, W., Libertus, M., & Bertin, E. (2012). Speed discrimination in 6- and 10-month-old infants follows Weber's law. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 111, 405-418. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2011.11.002 [PDF]

Möhring, W., Cacchione, T., & Bertin, E. (2012). On the origin of the understanding oftime, speed, and distance interrelations. Infant Behavior and Development, 35, 22-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2011.09.008 [PDF

Newcombe, N. S., & Frick, A. (2010). Early education for spatial intelligence: Why, what, and how. Mind, Brain, and Education, 4, 102-111. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-228X.2010.01089.x [PDF]

Frick, A., Daum, M. M., Walser, S., & Mast, F. W. (2009). Motor processes in children’s mental rotation. Journal of Cognition and Development, 10, 18-40. DOI: 10.1080/15248370902966719 [PDF]

Frick, A., Daum, M. M., Wilson, M., & Wilkening, F. (2009). Effects of action on children's and adults' mental imagery. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 104, 34-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2009.01.003 [PDF]

Ebersbach, M., Luwel, K., Frick, A., Onghena, P., & Verschaffel, L. (2007). The relationship between the shape of the mental number line and familiarity with numbers in 5- to 9-year old children: Evidence for a segmented linear model. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 99, 1-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2007.08.006

Frick, A. (2005). Entwicklung dynamischer Vorstellungen: Zum Einfluss visueller und sensumotorischer Information auf die mentale Representation bewegter Ereignisse. Dissertation [online], University of Zürich, Switerland.

Frick, A., Huber, S., Reips, U.-D., & Krist, H. (2005). Task-specific knowledge of the law of pendulum motion in children and adults. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 64, 103-114. DOI: 10.1024/1421-0185.64.2.103 [PDF]

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