I'm a fifth year PhD student at Princeton University, working in Tania Lombrozo's Concepts and Cognition Lab. I also collaborate with Alison Gopnik and the the Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley. Before graduate school, I received my BA in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Northwestern University. 

 

I study how children and adults learn about the world by seeking and receiving explanations. My research is funded by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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Email: eliquin@princeton.edu

Twitter: @emilyliquin

Research

Publications & Presentations

(Publications on this site are provided solely for personal use.)

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Liquin, E.G., Metz, S.E., & Lombrozo, T. (2020). Science demands explanation, religion tolerates mystery. Cognition, 204, 104398. pdf

Liquin, E.G., & Lombrozo, T. (2020). Explanation-seeking curiosity in childhood. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 35, 14-20. pdf

Liquin, E.G., & Lombrozo, T. (2020). A functional approach to explanation-seeking curiosity. Cognitive Psychology, 119, 101276. pdf

Liquin, E.G. & Lombrozo, T. (2018). Structure-function fit underlies the evaluation of teleological explanations. Cognitive Psychology, 107, 22-43. pdf

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Liquin, E.G., Callaway, F. & Lombrozo, T. (2020). Quantifying curiosity: A formal approach to dissociating causes of curiosity. In S. Denison., M. Mack, Y. Xu, & B.C. Armstrong (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 309-315). Cognitive Science Society. pdf / presentation video

Liquin, E.G. & Lombrozo, T. (2019). Inquiry, theory-formation, and the phenomenology of explanation. In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 664-670). Cognitive Science Society. pdf

 

Liquin, E.G. & Lombrozo, T. (2018). Determinants and consequences of the need for explanation. In T.T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C.W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 696-701). Cognitive Science Society. pdf

 

Liquin, E.G., Metz, S.E., & Lombrozo, T. (2018). Explanation and its limits: Mystery and the need for explanation in science and religion. In T.T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C.W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2065-2070).  Cognitive Science Society. pdf

Liquin, E.G. & Lombrozo, T. (2017). Explain, explore, exploit: Effects of explanation on information search. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2598-2603). Cognitive Science Society.  pdf

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