My research focuses on Theory of Mind (ToM), our capacity to attribute unobservable mental states (like desires and intentions) to agents. I am interested in how ToM supports learning and moral reasoning, how we can implement it on a machine, and how it affects social cognition in general, as in autism. To do this, I use a combination of computational models, quantitative studies with adults, and qualitative studies with children.
Data from all publications where I am first author is available upon request.
Jara-Ettinger, J., Tenenbaum, J.B., Schulz, E. (2013). Not so innocent: Reasoning about costs, competence, and culpability in very early childhood. To appear in Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
Piantadosi, S.T., Jara-Ettinger, J., Gibson, E. (2013). Children's development of number in an indigenous farming-foraging group. In Press.
Rodrigues, E.R., Achcar, J, Jara-Ettinger, J. (2011). Using a Gibbs Sampling algorithm and a non-homogeneous Poisson model to estimate the ocurrence of ozone exceedances in Mexico City. Air Quality (Book Section).
Jara-Ettinger, Valero, L. (2008). Cardinality preservation in centers of non-isomorphic groups with isomorphics tables of marks. In Proceedings of the XIII Congreso del Verano de la Investigacion Cientifica DELFIN.