Makeba P. Wilbourn

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Chapters in Books

  1. Gottfried, A.W., Gottfried, A.E., Bathurst, K., Guerin, D.W., & Parramore, M.(2003). Socioeconomic status in children’s development and family environment: Infancy through adolescence. In M. Bornstein & R. Bradley (Eds.) in Socioeconomic status, parenting, and child development. Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum (2003)
  2. Hersberger, S., Marcoulides, G., & Parramore, M. (2002). Introduction to structural equation modeling techniques. In Pugesek, B., Tomer, A., von Eye, A. (Eds.) in Structural equation modeling: Applications in ecological and evolutionary research. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press (2002)

Journal Articles

  1. Lucca, K; Wilbourn, MP The what and the how: Information-seeking pointing gestures facilitate learning labels and functions., Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol. 178 ( (February, 2019), pp. 417-436 [doi]
  2. Kalia, V; Daneri, MP; Wilbourn, MP Relations between vocabulary and executive functions in Spanish-english dual language learners, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, vol. 22 no. 1 ( (January, 2019), pp. 1-14, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]
  3. Kalia, V; Lane, PD; Wilbourn, MP Cognitive control and phonological awareness in the acquisition of second language vocabulary within the Spanish-English dual immersion context, Cognitive Development, vol. 48 ( (October, 2018), pp. 176-189, Elsevier BV [doi]
  4. Ruba, AL; Wilbourn, MP; Ulrich, DM; Harris, LT Constructing emotion categorization: Insights from developmental psychology applied to a young adult sample., Emotion, vol. 18 no. 7 ( (October, 2018), pp. 1043-1051 [doi]
  5. Lucca, K; Wilbourn, MP Communicating to Learn: Infants' Pointing Gestures Result in Optimal Learning., Child Development, vol. 89 no. 3 ( (May, 2018), pp. 941-960 [doi]
  6. Ruba, AL; Johnson, KM; Harris, LT; Wilbourn, MP Developmental changes in infants' categorization of anger and disgust facial expressions., Developmental Psychology, vol. 53 no. 10 ( (October, 2017), pp. 1826-1832 [doi]
  7. Kuhn, LJ; Willoughby, MT; Wilbourn, MP; Vernon-Feagans, L; Blair, CB; Family Life Project Key Investigators, Early communicative gestures prospectively predict language development and executive function in early childhood., Child Development, vol. 85 no. 5 ( (September, 2014), pp. 1898-1914, ISSN 0009-3920 [doi]
  8. Kalia, V; Wilbourn, MP; Ghio, K Better early or late? Examining the influence of age of exposure and language proficiency on executive function in early and late bilinguals, Journal of Cognitive Psychology, vol. 26 no. 7 ( (January, 2014), pp. 699-713, ISSN 2044-5911 [doi]
  9. Wilbourn, MP; Sims, JP Get by With a Little Help From a Word: Multimodal Input Facilitates 26-Month-Olds' Ability to Map and Generalize Arbitrary Gestural Labels, Journal of Cognition and Development, vol. 14 no. 2 ( (April, 2013), pp. 250-269, Informa UK Limited [doi]
  10. Kuhn, L.J., Willoughby, M.T., Wilbourn, M.P., Vernon-Feagans, L., Blair, C.B., & the Family Life Project Investigations Early communicative gestures and language development prospectively predict executive function, Child Development (in press)
  11. Kalia, V., Wilbourn, M.P, & Mitchell, C. Cultural differences in narratives and reading achievement in African American children., Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 37, vol. 37 (2013)
  12. Robertson, SS; Watamura, SE; Wilbourn, MP Attentional dynamics of infant visual foraging., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 109 no. 28 ( (July, 2012), pp. 11460-11464, ISSN 0027-8424 [doi]
  13. Wilbourn, MP; Kurtz, LE; Kalia, V The Lexical Stroop Sort (LSS) picture-word task: a computerized task for assessing the relationship between language and executive functioning in school-aged children., Behavior Research Methods, vol. 44 no. 1 ( (March, 2012), pp. 270-286 [21853409], [doi]
  14. Kalia, V; Wilbourn, MP Changing frames of reference: Language impacts cognition and memory in Indian bilinguals, Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology (2012)
  15. Kalia, V; Wilbourn, MP; Ghio, K Age of second language acquisition and language proficiency interactively influence bilinguals’ cognition, Bilingualism: Cognition & Language (2012)
  16. Wilbourn, MP; Casasola, M Hand me a cue: Developmental changes in infants’ associative word learning abilities, Developmental Psychology (2012)
  17. Wilbourn, MP; Gottfried, AW; Kee, DW Consistency of hand-preference across the early years: long-term relationship to verbal intelligence and reading achievement in girls., Developmental Psychology, vol. 47 no. 4 ( (July, 2011), pp. 931-942 [21574699], [doi]
  18. Wilbourn, MP; Kee, DW Henry the nurse is a doctor too: Implicitly examining children's gender stereotypes for male and female occupational roles, Sex Roles, vol. 62 no. 9 ( (May, 2010), pp. 670-683, Springer Nature, ISSN 0360-0025 [doi]
  19. Wilbourn, MP; Casasola, M Discriminating signs: perceptual precursors to acquiring a visual-gestural language., Infant Behavior & Development, vol. 30 no. 1 ( (February, 2007), pp. 153-160, ISSN 0163-6383 [doi]
  20. Casasola, M; Wilbourn, MP; Yang, S Can English-learning toddlers acquire and generalize a novel spatial word?, First Language, vol. 26 no. 2 ( (December, 2006), pp. 187-205, SAGE Publications, ISSN 0142-7237 [doi]
  21. Casasola, M; Wilbourn, MP 14-Month-old infants form novel word-spatial relation associations, Infancy, vol. 6 no. 3 ( (January, 2004), pp. 385-396, WILEY, ISSN 1525-0008 [doi]
  22. Casasola, M; Wilbourn, MP Fourteen-month-old infants form novel word-spatial relation associations, Infancy, vol. 6 no. 3 (2004), pp. 385-396, ISSN 1525-0008