Current PhD students:
Eva Reindl: Tool Cognition, co-supervised with Dr Claudio Tennie (Lead) and Prof Ian Apperly.
Clare Williams: Development of innovation and tool-making, co-supervised with Prof Ian Apperly and Dr Jackie Chappell
Caroline Putt: Counterfactuals and regret in neuropsychological patients, co-supervised with Prof Glyn Humphreys
Livia Colda: Counterfactual thinking in children (MSc by Research)
Catherine Darnell: Children’s decision making under uncertainty
Victoria Johnson, Decision Making and Executive Function in Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, co-supervised with Prof Chris Oliver
Previous PhD students:
Nina Powell: (2013) Moral reasoning, co-supervised with Dr Kim Quinn
Amélie Gourdon (2013) Communicating nonverbal probabilities
Nicola Cutting (2013) Children’s tool innovation, co-supervised with Prof Ian Apperly
Jane Waite (2012) Repetitive behaviours in Rubenstein Taybi Syndrome, co-supervised with Prof Chris Oliver
Daniel Weisberg (2011) Children's regret and relief
Clare Eddy (2009) Social cognition in basal ganglia patients, co-spervised with Dr Ian Mitchell
Gill Waters (2009) Children’s source monitoring
A full list of publications with reprints can be found at: www.sarahruthbeck.net
Beck, S.R., Wiesberg, D.P., Burns, P., & Riggs, K.J. (in press). Conditional reasoning and emotional experience: a review of the development of counterfactual thinking. Studia Logica. (Special Issue on Logic of Causal and Probabilistic Reasoning in Uncertain Environments. Schurz & Unterhuber (Eds.). DOI: 10.1007/s11225-013-9508-1
Chappell, J., Cutting, N., Apperly, I.A., & Beck, S.R. (In press). The development of tool manufacture in humans: what helps young children make innovative tools? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Beck, S.R. & Riggs, K.J. (2013). Counterfactuals and reality. Chapter in The Oxford Handbook of the Development of the Imagination. M. Taylor (Ed.). New York, USA: OUP.
Eddy, C.M., Beck, S.R., Mitchell, I.J., Praamstra, P., & Pall, H.S. (2013). Theory of Mind deficits in Parkinson’s disease: a product of executive dysfunction? Neuropsychology, 27, 37-47. DOI: 10.1037/a0031302
Weisberg, D.P. & Beck, S.R. (2012). The development of children’s regret and relief. Cognition and Emotion, 26, 820-835.
Hoerl, C., McCormack, T., & Beck, S.R. (Eds.) Understanding counterfactuals, understanding causation. Oxford University Press (2011).
Beck, S.R., McColgan, K.L.T., Robinson, E.J., & Rowley, M.G. (2011). Imagining what might be: why children under-estimate uncertainty. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 110, 603-610. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2011.06.010
Beck, S.R. & Guthrie, C. (2011). Almost thinking counterfactually: children’s understanding of close counterfactuals. Child Development, 82, 1189-1198. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01590.x
Beck, S.R., Apperly, I.A., Chappell, J., Guthrie, C., & Cutting, N. (2011). Making tools isn't child's play. Cognition, 119, 301-306.
Beck, S.R., Riggs, K.J., & Gorniak, S.L. (2009) Relating developments in children’s counterfactual thinking and executive functions. Thinking and Reasoning, 15, 337-354.
Robinson, E.J., Rowley, M., Beck, S.R., Carroll, D.J., Apperly, I.A. (2006) Children's sensitivity to their own relative ignorance: Handling of possibilities under conditions of epistemic and physical uncertainty. Child Development, 77(6), pp. 1642 - 1655
Beck. S.R., Robinson, E.J., Carroll, D.J, & Apperly, I.A. (2006) Children's thinking about counterfactuals and future hypotheticals as possibilities. Child Development, 77(2), pp. 413 - 426.