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Improving the generalizability of infant psychological research: The ManyBabies model

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 February 2022

Ingmar Visser
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1018 WB, The Netherlandsi.visser@uva.nl; http://www.ingmar.org
Christina Bergmann
Affiliation:
Language and Development Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, 6525 XDNijmegen, The Netherlandschristina.bergmann@mpi.nl; https://www.mpi.nl
Krista Byers-Heinlein
Affiliation:
Concordia Infant Research Laboratory, Concordia University, MontrealQCH4B 1R6, Canadak.byers@concordia.ca; dalbenwork@gmail.com; https://infantresearch.ca
Rodrigo Dal Ben
Affiliation:
Concordia Infant Research Laboratory, Concordia University, MontrealQCH4B 1R6, Canadak.byers@concordia.ca; dalbenwork@gmail.com; https://infantresearch.ca
Wlodzislaw Duch
Affiliation:
Nicolaus Copernicus University, 87-100Torun, Polandwduch@umk.pl; https://www.umk.pl/en
Samuel Forbes
Affiliation:
University of East Anglia, NorwichNR4 7TJ, UKsamuel.forbes@uea.ac.uk; https://people.uea.ac.uk/samuel_forbes
Laura Franchin
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, 38068Rovereto, Italylaura.franchin@unitn.it; alessandra.geraci@unitn.it; https://webapps.unitn.it/du/en/Persona/PER0169770; https://webapps.unitn.it/du/en/Persona/PER0033078
Michael C. Frank
Affiliation:
Stanford University, Stanford, CA94301USAmcfrank@stanford.edu; http://langcog.stanford.edu
Alessandra Geraci
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, 38068Rovereto, Italylaura.franchin@unitn.it; alessandra.geraci@unitn.it; https://webapps.unitn.it/du/en/Persona/PER0169770; https://webapps.unitn.it/du/en/Persona/PER0033078
J. Kiley Hamlin
Affiliation:
UBC Center for Infant Cognition, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BCV6T 1Z4, Canadakiley.hamlin@psych.ubc.ca; https://cic.psych.ubc.ca/
Zsuzsa Kaldy
Affiliation:
UMass Boston, Baby Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA02125-3393, USAzsuzsa.kaldy@umb.edu; http://babies.umb.edu
Louisa Kulke
Affiliation:
Neurocognitive Developmental Psychology, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91052Erlangen, Germanylouisa.kulke@fau.de; https://neurodevpsychology.phil.fau.de/
Catherine Laverty
Affiliation:
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, B15 2TTBirmingham, UKCML704@student.bham.ac.uk; https://carolinerichards.net/people/
Casey Lew-Williams
Affiliation:
Princeton Baby Lab, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ08540, USAcaseylw@princeton.edu; martincz@princeton.edu; https://babylab.princeton.edu/
Victoria Mateu
Affiliation:
UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA90095-1532, USAvmateu@humnet.ucla.edu; https://www.victoriamateu.com/
Julien Mayor
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 0373Oslo, Norwayjulien.mayor@psykologi.uio.no; https://www.sv.uio.no/psi/english/people/aca/julienma/
David Moreau
Affiliation:
Brain Dynamics Lab, University of Auckland, Auckland1010, New Zealandd.moreau@auckland.ac.nz; https://www.braindynamicslab.com
Iris Nomikou
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UKiris.nomikou@port.ac.uk; https://www.port.ac.uk/about-us/structure-and-governance/our-people/our-staff/iris-nomikou
Tobias Schuwerk
Affiliation:
Department of Pscyhology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 80802Munich, Germanytobias.schuwerk@psy.lmu.de; https://www.psy.lmu.de/epp/personen/wiss_ma/tobias_schuwerk/
Elizabeth A. Simpson
Affiliation:
Social Cognition Laboratory, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL33124, USAsimpsone@miami.edu; https://people.miami.edu/profile/simpsone@miami.edu
Leher Singh
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, Singapore119077psyls@nus.edu.sg; http://blog.nus.edu.sg/lehersingh/
Melanie Soderstrom
Affiliation:
Baby Language Lab, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MBR3T 2N2, Canadamelsod@babylanguagelab.org; https://babylanguagelab.org/
Jessica Sullivan
Affiliation:
Developing Minds Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY12866, USAjsulliv1@skidmore.edu; https://www.skidmore.edu/developing_minds_center/index.php
Marion I. van den Heuvel
Affiliation:
Department of Cognitive Neuropsychology, Tilburg University, 5037 ABTilburg, The Netherlandsm.i.vdnheuvel@tilburguniversity.edu; http://marionvandenheuvel.com
Gert Westermann
Affiliation:
Department: Psychology, Lancaster University, LancasterLA1 4YW, UKg.westermann@lancaster.ac.uk; https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/people-profiles/gert-westermann
Yuki Yamada
Affiliation:
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japanyamadayuk@gmail.com; http://sites.google.com/site/yamadayuk/
Lorijn Zaadnoordijk
Affiliation:
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Irelandl.zaadnoordijk@tcd.ie; https://sites.google.com/view/lorijnzaadnoordijk/homepage
Martin Zettersten
Affiliation:
Princeton Baby Lab, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ08540, USAcaseylw@princeton.edu; martincz@princeton.edu; https://babylab.princeton.edu/

Abstract

Yarkoni's analysis clearly articulates a number of concerns limiting the generalizability and explanatory power of psychological findings, many of which are compounded in infancy research. ManyBabies addresses these concerns via a radically collaborative, large-scale and open approach to research that is grounded in theory-building, committed to diversification, and focused on understanding sources of variation.

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