Research Aims

  • How do we break into the economic market as children?

  • How do we develop and change as consumers as we age?

  • How do social norms guide our economic decision making?

How do we break into the economic market as children?

  • Echelbarger, M., Good, K., & Shaw. A. (2020). Will she give you two cookies for one chocolate? Children's intuitions about trades. Judgment and Decision Making15(6), 959-971.

  • Echelbarger, M. (2020). Children and money. In H. Montgomery (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. New York: Oxford University Press. 

  • Gelman, S. A., & Echelbarger, M. (2019). Children and consumer behavior: Insights, questions, and new frontiers. Journal of Consumer Psychology29(2), 309-327.

  • Gelman, S. A., & Echelbarger, M. (2019). Children, object value, and persuasion. Journal of Consumer Psychology29(2), 344-349.

  • Echelbarger, M., & Gelman, S. A. (2017). The value of variety and scarcity across development. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology156, 43-61.

How do we develop and change as consumers as we age?

  • Echelbarger, M., Maimaran, M., & Gelman, S. A. (2020). Children's variety seeking in food choices. Journal of the Association for Consumer Research5(3), 322-328.

  • Smith, C. E., Echelbarger, M., Gelman, S. A., & Rick, S. I. (2018). Spendthrifts and tightwads in childhood: Feelings about spending predict financial behavior in children. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making31(3), 446-460.

How do social norms guide our economic decision making?

  • Echelbarger, M., Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S. A. Children's concern for equity and ownership in contexts of individual-based and group-based inequality, invited revision.

  • Echelbarger, M., Gelman, S. A., & Kalish, C. W. (2019). Getting what you pay for: Children's use of market norms to regulate exchanges. Child Development90(6), 2071-2085.

  • Echelbarger, M., Gelman, S. A., & Kalish, C. W. (2018). How does "emporiophobia" develop? Behavioral and Brain Sciences41, e168.

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