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Shafto, P., Coley, J.D. & Vitkin, A. (2007). Availability in category-based induction. In A. Feeney & E. Heit (Eds.),Inductive reasoning: Experimental, developmental, and computational approaches. Cambridge University Press, 114-136..

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Coley, J.D. (2007). The human animal: Developmental changes in judgments of taxonomic and psychological similarity among humans and other animals. Cognition, Brain, Behavior, 11, 733-756.

Sachs, O.S. & Coley, J.D. (2006). Envy and jealousy in Russian and English: Labeling and conceptualization of emotions by native speakers and bilinguals. In A. Pavlenko (Ed.), Bilingual minds: Emotional experience, expression, and representation(209-231). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

Medin, D.L., Ross, N.O., Atran, S., Cox, D., Coley, J.D., Proffitt, J.B. & Blok, S. (2006). Folkbiology of freshwater fish. Cognition, 99, 237-273.

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Shafto, P. & Coley, J.D.  (2003). Development of categorization and reasoning in the natural world: Novices to experts, naïve similarity to ecological knowledge. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 29, 641-649

Medin, D., Coley, J.D., Storms, G. & Hayes, B.  (2003). A relevance theory of induction.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 10, 517-532.

Coley, J.D., Solomon, G.E.A., & Shafto, P.  (2002). The development of folkbiology: A cognitive science perspective on children’s understanding of the biological world.  In P. Kahn & S. Kellert (Eds.), Children and nature: Psychological, sociocultural and evolutionary investigations (65-91). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Atran, S., Medin, D., Ross, N., Lynch, E., Vapnarsky, V., Ucan Ek, E., Coley, J., Timura, C., & Baran, M.  (2002).  Folkecology, cultural epidemiology, and the spirit of the commons: A garden experiment in the Maya lowlands.  Current Anthropology, 43(3), 421-450.

Bailenson, J.B., Shum, M.S., Atran, S., Medin, D. & Coley, J.D.  (2002).  A bird’s eye view: Biological categorization and reasoning within and across cultures.  Cognition, 84, 1-53.

Stepanova, O. & Coley, J.D.  (2002). The green-eyed monster:  Concepts of envy and jealousy in Russian and English. Journal ofCognition & Culture, 2, 235-262.

Ahn, W., Kalish, C., Gelman, S.A., Medin, D.L., Luhmann, C., Atran, S., Coley, J.D. & Shafto, P.  (2001).  Why essences are essential in the psychology of concepts.  Cognition, 82, 59-69.

Lynch, E. B., Coley, J. D., & Medin, D. L. (2000).  Tall is typical: Central tendency, ideal dimensions, and graded category structure among tree experts and novices.  Memory & Cognition, 28, 41-50.

Coley, J.D.  (2000).  On the importance of comparative research:  The case of folkbiology.  Child Development, 71, 82-90.

Proffitt, J.B., Coley, J.D. & Medin, D.L (2000).  Expertise and category-based induction.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory & Cognition, 26, 811-828


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Gelman, S. A., Coley, J. D., Rosengren, K. R., Hartman, E. E., & Pappas, A. S. (1998).  Beyond labeling:  The role of parental input in the acquisition of richly-structured categories. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 63, Serial No. 253.

Medin, D. L., Lynch, E. B., Coley, J. D, & Atran, S.  (1997).  Categorization and reasoning among tree experts:  Do all roads lead to Rome?  Cognitive Psychology, 32, 49-96.

López, A.,  Atran, S., Coley, J. D., Medin, D. & Smith, E.E.  (1997).  The tree of life:  Universal and cultural features of folkbiological taxonomies and inductions.  Cognitive Psychology, 32, 251-295.

Atran, S., Estin, P., Coley, J. D., & Medin, D. L.  (1997).  Generic species and basic levels: Essence and appearance in folk biology. Journal of Ethnobiology, 17(1), 22-45.

Coley, J. D., Medin, D. L., & Atran, S.  (1997).  Does rank have its privilege? Inductive inferences within folkbiological taxonomies.  Cognition, 64(1), 73-112.

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