Abstract Submissions

The Cognitive Development Society continues to offer a variety of presentation types, including Contributed Symposia, Individual Oral Papers and Poster presentations. Please note that you do not have to be a member to submit an abstract, but you must be a member in order to present either an oral presentation or poster presentation.

Submission Deadlines

Submission Panels

Symposia and Oral Paper

Opens – March 27, 2017
Closes – May 15, 2017

Poster Submissions

Opens – June 1, 2017
Closes – August 3, 2017

*Cognitive Foundations: Memory, EF, Attention, Action
*Number, Spatial cognition, Relational reasoning
*Language Development
*Concepts, Categorization, Casual Learning
*Social Cognition
*Cultural Learning
*Moral Development
*Cognitive Development in Diverse Contexts

Guidelines for submission

Symposium

Symposium submissions should include three (3) talks and one (1) discussant or four (4) talks with participants from different lab groups and/or universities.

The chair or co-chair of the proposed symposium must be a CDS member in good standing at the time of submission. If you are unsure of your membership status, please .

To become a member, please click HERE

IMPORTANT – No person can speak in more than one session. Presenting speakers may have a presenting role in only one symposium or one oral paper submission. Serving as a discussant on a symposium does not count as a presenting role. Note that an individual may be listed as a non-presenting author on any number of submissions.

  • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
  • Include an abstract (max 3500 characters – approximately 500 words) for each speaker in the symposium
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 255 character limit)
  • Prepare the overall symposium abstract (max 2000 character limit – approximately 250 words)
  • Submit the abstract via CDS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors

By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the CDS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.

Please note the deadline is at 23:59 Central Time.

Please note similar work should not have been presented at SRCD2017.

Submit Symposia
Individual Oral Paper

3Please note that similar work should not have been presented at SRCD2017.  Work presented at SRCD2017 will not be considered.

At least one of the authors on an oral paper submission must be a CDS member in good standing at the time of submission. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact us.

To become a member, please click HERE

IMPORTANT – No person can speak in more than one session. Presenting speakers may have a presenting role in only one symposium or one oral paper submission. Serving as a discussant on a symposium does not count as a presenting role. Note that an individual may be listed as a non-presenting author on any number of submissions.

  • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 255 character limit)
  • Prepare the abstract (max 3500 character limit – approximately 500 words)
  • Submit the abstract via CDS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors

By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the CDS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.

Please note the deadline is at 23:59 Central Time.

Submit Oral
Poster

Please note that similar work should not have been presented at SRCD2017 and poster abstracts should reference specific data.

Each poster submission must be sponsored by a faculty or post-doc CDS member, whose membership is fully paid at the time of submission.  Faculty and post-doc CDS members may sponsor two (2) poster submissions. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact us.

To become a member, please click HERE

A sponsor for a poster submission may be the presenting author, a non-presenting author, or a non-author.

  • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 255 character limit)
  • Prepare the abstract (max 1500 character limit – approximately 150 words)
  • Submit the abstract via CDS’s online abstract management system.  Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors.  Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors

By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the CDS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.

Please note the deadline is at 23:59 Central Time.

Review Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  • Insight into Cognitive Development
  • Data Heft
  • Novelty of Contribution
  • Multiple Perspectives/Labs Represented for Symposia

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