Publications (Journal Articles, Books, and Book Chapters)
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Weiss, M., Evans, E. M., & Palmquist, S. (2016). The Evolution Health Connection-Integrating the Visitor Perspective: Significance for Evolution Education. Museums & Social Issues, 11. 25-33. DOI 10.1080/15596893.2016.1131102
Evans, E. M., Weiss, M., Lane, J. L. & Palmquist, S., (2016). The Spiral Model: Integrating Research and Exhibit Development to Foster Conceptual Change, In David M. Sobel & Jennifer Jipson, (Eds.,). Cognitive Development in Museum Settings: Relating Research and Practice. New York: Psychology Press.
Lane, J. D., Zhu, L., Evans, E. M. & Wellman, H. M. (2016). Developing concepts of the mind, body, and afterlife: Exploring the roles of narrative context and culture. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 16. 50-82. doi 10.1163/15685373-12342168
Lane, J. D., Evans, E. M., Brink, K., & Wellman, H. M. (2016). Developing concepts of ordinary and extraordinary communication. Developmental Psychology, 52. 19-30. doi.org/10.1037/dev0000061
Reiss, M. J., Billingsley, B., Evans, E. M., Kissel, R. A., Lawrence M., Munro, M., Mujtaba, T., Oliver, M., Pickering, J., Sheldrake, R., Shen, C., Stott, J. & Veall, M. (2016) The Contribution of Natural History Museums to Science Education: Phase 1 Planning Grant Report Science Learning+ Programme, UCL Institute of Education, London. Available HERE
Florian Block, James Hammerman, Michael Horn, Amy Spiegel, Jonathan Christiansen, Brenda Phillips, Judy Diamond, E Margaret Evans, Chia Shen (2015) Fluid Grouping: Quantifying Group Engagement around Interactive Tabletop Exhibits in the Wild. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 867-876.
P Davis, M Horn, F Block, B Phillips, EM Evans, J Diamond, C Shen (2015) Whoa! Were going deep in the trees!: Patterns of collaboration around an interactive information visualization exhibit International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. 10 (1), 53-76
Lane, J. D., Wellman, H. M., & Evans, E. M. (2014). Approaching an understanding of omniscience from the preschool years to early adulthood. Developmental Psychology. 50(10) 2380-
Legare, C. H., Lane, J., & Evans, E. M. (2013). Anthropomorphizing science: How does it affect the development of evolutionary concepts? Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 29(2), 168-197. (Special Issue on Evolution). Pre-Publication Manuscript
Chua, K.C., Qin, Y.Q., Block, F., Phillips, B., Diamond, J., Evans, E. M., Horn, M., Shen, C. (2013). FloTree: A Multi-touch Interactive Simulation of Evolutionary Processes. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ACM Press.
Lavaque-Manty, M. & Evans, E. M. (2013). Implementing metacognitive interventions in disciplinary writing classes. In Kaplan, M., Silver, N., LaVaque-Manty, D., & Meizlish, D. (Eds.) Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Evans, E. M. (2013). Conceptual change and evolutionary biology: Taking a developmental perspective. In S. Vosniadou (Ed.,). International Handbook of Research on Conceptual Change. pp. 220-239. New York, NY: Routledge. [Second Edition]
Lane, J. D., Wellman, H. M., & Evans, E. M. (2012). Sociocultural input facilitates children's developing understanding of extraordinary minds. Child Development, 83, 1007-1021. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01741.x
Spiegel, A., Evans, E. M., Frazier, B. F., Hazel, A., Tare, M. Gram, W., & Diamond, J. (2012). Changing museum visitors' concepts of evolution. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 5, 43-61. DOI 10.1007/s12052-012-0399-9 [First two authors contributed equally]
Rosengren, K R., Brem, S., Evans, E. M., & Sinatra, G., Eds. (2012). Evolution Challenges: Integrating research and practice in teaching and learning about evolution. Oxford University Press.
Evans, E. M., Rosengren, K., Lane, J. D., & Price, K. S. (2012). Encountering counterintuitive ideas: Constructing a developmental learning progression for biological evolution. In K. R. Rosengren, S. Brem, E. M. Evans, & G. Sinatra (Eds.) Evolution Challenges: Integrating research and practice in teaching and learning about evolution. (pp. 174-199) New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Diamond, J., Evans, E. M. & Spiegel, A. N., (2012). Walking whales and singing flies: An evolution exhibit and assessment of its impact. In K. R. Rosengren, S. Brem, E. M. Evans, & G. Sinatra (Eds.) Evolution Challenges: Integrating research and practice in teaching and learning about evolution. Oxford University Press. (pp. 389-409)
Rosengren, K R., & Evans, E. M. (2012). Commentary on Section I. Constrained learning: Reframing the problem of evolution understanding and implications for science education. In K. R. Rosengren, S. Brem, E. M. Evans, & G. Sinatra (Eds.) Evolution Challenges: Integrating research and practice in teaching and learning about evolution. (pp. 200-207) New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Block, F., Horn, Michael; Phillips, B. C., Diamond, J, Evans, E. M., & Shen, Chia (2012): The DeepTree Exhibit: Visualizing the Tree of Life to Facilitate Informal Learning. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)
Horn, M. S., Leong, Z. A., Block, F., Diamond, J., Evans, E. M., Phillips, B. C., Shen, C. (2012). Of BATs and APEs: Designing an interactive tabletop game for natural history museums. In Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'12), ACM Press.
Tare, M., French, J., Frazier, B., Diamond, J. & Evans, E. M. (2011). Explanatory Parent-Child Conversation Predominates at an Evolution Exhibit. Science Education, 95, 720-744. DOI 10.1002/sce.20433 PDF of article for single use
Evans, E. M., Legare, C., & Rosengren, K. (2011). Engaging multiple epistemologies: Implications for science education. In M. Ferrari & R. Taylor (Eds.). Epistemology and Science Education: Understanding the Evolution vs. Intelligent Design Controversy. (pp. 111-139). New York, NY: Routledge. PDF of chapter for single use
Mull, M. S., & Evans, E. M. (2010). Did she mean to do it? Acquiring a folk theory of intentionality. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 107, 207-228. DOI 10.1016/j.jecp.2010.04.001 PDF of article for single use (504K)
Evans, E. M., Spiegel, A., Gram, W., Frazier, B. F., Tare, M., Thompson, S., & Diamond, J. (2010). A conceptual guide to natural history museum visitors' understanding of evolution. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 47, 326-353. DOI 10.1002/tea.20337 - 18 November 2009. PDF of article for single use. (272 KB)
Sinatra, G. M., Brem, S. K. & Evans, E. M. (2008). Changing minds? Implications of conceptual change for teaching and learning about biological evolution. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 1, 189-195.
Evans, E. M. (2008). Conceptual change and evolutionary biology: A developmental analysis. In S. Vosniadou (Ed.), International Handbook of Research on Conceptual Change. Pp. 263-294. New York:Routledge. PDF of Chapter for single use (1.1 MB)
Diamond, J. & Evans, E. M. (2007). Museums teach evolution. Evolution 61(6), 1500-1506.
Evans, E. M. & Wellman, H. M. (2006). A Case of Stunted Development? Existential Reasoning is Contingent on a Developing Theory of Mind. [Commentary on The folk psychology of souls] Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 29, 471-472. PDF of commentary for single use
Spiegel, A. N., Evans, E. M. & Gram, W. & Diamond, J. (2006). Museum visitors' understanding of evolution. Museums & Social Issues. PDF of article for single use (156K)
Evans, E. M. (2005). Teaching and learning about evolution. In Diamond, J. (Ed.) The Virus and the Whale: Explore Evolution in Creatures Small and Large. NSTA Press: Arlington, VA. PDF of Chapter (174K)
Poling, D. A. & Evans, E. M. (2004). Religious belief, scientific expertise, and folk ecology. Journal of Cognition and Culture: Studies in the Cognitive Anthropology of Science, 4, 485-524. PDF of article for single use (470K)
Poling, D. A. & Evans, E. M. (2004). Are dinosaurs the rule or the exception? Developing concepts of death and extinction. Cognitive Development, 19, 363-383. PDF of Paper for single use (270K)
Evans, E. M., Schweingruber, H., & Stevenson, H. W. (2002). Gender differences in interest and knowledge acquisition: The United States, Japan, and Taiwan. Sex Roles, 47, 153-167. PDF of Paper for single use (180K)
Poling, D. A., & Evans, E. M. (2002). Why do birds of a feather flock together? Developmental change in the use of multiple explanations: Intention, teleology, essentialism. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 20, 89-112. PDF of Paper for single use (340K)
Evans, E. M., Mull, M. S. & Poling, D. A. (2002). The authentic object? A child's-eye view. In S. G. Paris (Ed.) Perspectives on Object-Centered Learning in Museums. (pp. 55-77) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. PDF of Chapter (1.3MB)
Evans, E. M. (2001). Cognitive and contextual factors in the emergence of diverse belief systems: Creation versus evolution. Cognitive Psychology, 42, 217-266. PDF of Paper for single use (220K)
Barry, D., Elliott, R., & Evans, E. M. (2000). Foreigners in a strange land: Self-construal and ethnic identity in male Arabic immigrants. Journal of Immigrant Health, 2, 133-144.
Evans, E. M. (2000). Beyond Scopes: Why creationism is here to stay. In K. Rosengren, C. Johnson, & P. Harris (Eds.) Imagining the impossible: Magical, scientific and religious thinking in children. (pp. 305-331) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. PDF of Chapter (4 MB)
Evans, E. M. (2000). The emergence of beliefs about the origins of species in school-age children. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology, 46, 221-254. PDF of Paper for single use (1.9MB)
Stevenson, H. W., Lee, S. Y., Carton, S., Evans, E. M., Meziane, S., Moriyoshi, N., & Schmidt, I. (1997). International comparisons of entrance and exit examinations: Japan, United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Office of Educational Research and Improvement. U.S. Department of Education Monograph.
Barber, B. L., Paris, S. G., Evans, M., & Gadsden, V. L. (1992). Policies for reporting test results to parents: What do states and districts report; what do parents understand? Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 11, 15-20.
Shallice, T., & Evans, M. E. (1978). The involvement of the frontal lobes in cognitive estimation. Cortex, 14, 294-303.