I am a Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Los Angeles where I work with Anne S. Warlaumont in the Emergence of Communication Lab. My research explores cognitive development with a focus on early language comprehension and learning.
Here are some representative papers:
MacDonald, K., LaMarr, T., Corina, D., Marchman V.A., & Fernald, A. (2018). Real-time lexical comprehension in young children learning American Sign Language. Developmental Science [PDF] [Preprint PDF] [paper site] [code repository]
MacDonald, K., Yurovsky, D., & Frank, M.C. (2017). Social cues modulate the representations underlying cross-situational learning. Cognitive Psychology. 94, 67–84. [PDF] [Preprint PDF] [code repository] [paper site]
MacDonald, K., Schug, M., Chase, E. & Barth, H. (2013). My people, right or wrong? Minimal group membership disrupts children’s selective trust in testimony. Cognitive Development, 28, 247-259. [PDF]
cogsci2016: an R-package that allows you to write a reproducible submission to the Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference. [R package]
childesr: an R package interface to the childes-db system. [R package API]