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Ackerman, R and Morsanyi, K (2023) We know what stops you from thinking forever: A metacognitive perspective, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 46, e112, ISSN: 0140-525X. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X22003065.

Morsanyi, K and Hamilton, J (2023) The Development of Intuitive and Analytic Thinking in Autism: The Case of Cognitive Reflection, Journal of Intelligence, 11(6), DOI: 10.3390/jintelligence11060124.

Terry, J, Ross, RM, Nagy, T, Wege, T, Morsanyi, K, Xenidou-Dervou, I, Bahnmueller, J (2023) Data from an international multi-centre study of statistics and mathematics anxieties and related variables in university students (the SMARVUS dataset), Journal of Open Psychology Data, 11(1), pp.1-25, DOI: 10.5334/jopd.80.

Wong, TT-Y and Morsanyi, K (2022) The link between transitive reasoning and mathematics achievement in preadolescence: the role of relational processing and deductive reasoning, Thinking and Reasoning, 29(4), pp.531-558, ISSN: 1354-6783. DOI: 10.1080/13546783.2022.2095031.

Morsanyi, K, Hamilton, J, Stamenković, D, Holyoak, K (2022) Linking metaphor comprehension with analogical reasoning: Evidence from typical development and autism spectrum disorder, British Journal of Psychology, 113(2), pp.479-495, ISSN: 0007-1269. DOI: 10.1111/bjop.12542.

Morsanyi, K and Stamenković, D (2021) Idiom and proverb processing in autism: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science, 5(3), pp.367-387, ISSN: 2520-100X. DOI: 10.1007/s41809-021-00079-4.

Tomasetto, C, Morsanyi, K, Guardabassi, V, O’Connor, PA (2020) Math anxiety interferes with learning novel mathematics contents in early elementary school, Journal of Educational Psychology, 113(2), pp.315-329, ISSN: 0022-0663. DOI: 10.1037/edu0000602.

Morsanyi, K, Stamenković, D, Holyoak, KJ (2020) Metaphor processing in autism: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Developmental Review, 57, 100925, ISSN: 0273-2297. DOI: 10.1016/j.dr.2020.100925.

Morsanyi, K, van Bers, BMCW, O'Connor, PA, McCormack, T (2020) The role of numerical and non-numerical ordering abilities in mathematics and reading in middle childhood, Contemporary Educational Psychology, 62, 101895, ISSN: 0361-476X. DOI: 10.1016/j.cedpsych.2020.101895.

Primi, C, Donati, MA, Izzo, VA, Guardabassi, V, O’Connor, PA, Tomasetto, C, Morsanyi, K (2020) The Early Elementary School Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (the EES-AMAS): A New Adapted Version of the AMAS to Measure Math Anxiety in Young Children, Frontiers in Psychology, 11, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01014.

Rolison, JJ, Morsanyi, K, Peters, E (2020) Understanding Health Risk Comprehension: The Role of Math Anxiety, Subjective Numeracy, and Objective Numeracy, Medical Decision Making, 40(2), pp.222-234, ISSN: 0272-989X. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X20904725.

Donati, MA, Boncompagni, J, Scabia, A, Morsanyi, K, Primi, C (2019) Using the Adolescent Time Inventory—Time Attitudes (ATI-TA) to assess time attitudes in Italian adolescents and young adults: Psychometric properties and validity, International Journal of Behavioral Development, 43(5), pp.424-435, ISSN: 0165-0254. DOI: 10.1177/0165025418797020.

Morsanyi, K, Cheallaigh, NN, Ackerman, R (2019) Mathematics anxiety and metacognitive processes: Proposal for a new line of inquiry, Psihologijske Teme, 28(1), pp.147-169, ISSN: 1332-0742. DOI: 10.31820/pt.28.1.8.

O'Connor, PA, Morsanyi, K, McCormack, T (2019) The Stability of Individual Differences in Basic Mathematics-Related Skills in Young Children at the Start of Formal Education, Mind, Brain, and Education, 13(3), pp.234-244, ISSN: 1751-2271. DOI: 10.1111/mbe.12190.

Donati, MA, Sottili, E, Morsanyi, K, Primi, C (2019) Time perspectives and gambling in adolescent boys: Differential effects of present- and future-orientation, Journal of Gambling Studies, 35(1), pp.107-124, ISSN: 1050-5350. DOI: 10.1007/s10899-018-9780-0.

Morsanyi, K, van Bers, BMCW, McCormack, T, McGourty, J (2018) The prevalence of specific learning disorder in mathematics and comorbidity with other developmental disorders in primary school-age children, British Journal of Psychology, 109(4), pp.917-940, ISSN: 0007-1269. DOI: 10.1111/bjop.12322.

Chiesi, F, Morsanyi, K, Donati, MA, Primi, C (2018) Applying item response theory to develop a shortened version of the need for cognition scale, Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 14(3), pp.75-86, ISSN: 1895-1171. DOI: 10.5709/acp-0240-z.

Morsanyi, K, van Bers, BMCW, O’Connor, PA, McCormack, T (2018) Developmental Dyscalculia is Characterized by Order Processing Deficits: Evidence from Numerical and Non-Numerical Ordering Tasks, Developmental Neuropsychology, 43(7), pp.595-621, ISSN: 8756-5641. DOI: 10.1080/87565641.2018.1502294.

Morsanyi, K, McCormack, T, O'Mahony, E (2018) The link between deductive reasoning and mathematics, Thinking and Reasoning, 24(2), pp.234-257, ISSN: 1354-6783. DOI: 10.1080/13546783.2017.1384760.

Morsanyi, K, Prado, J, Richland, LE (2018) Editorial: The role of reasoning in mathematical thinking, Thinking and Reasoning, 24(2), pp.129-137, ISSN: 1354-6783. DOI: 10.1080/13546783.2018.1435425.

Primi, C, Donati, MA, Chiesi, F, Morsanyi, K (2018) Are there gender differences in cognitive reflection? Invariance and differences related to mathematics, Thinking and Reasoning, 24(2), pp.258-279, ISSN: 1354-6783. DOI: 10.1080/13546783.2017.1387606.

O'Connor, PA, Morsanyi, K, McCormack, T (2018) Young children's non‐numerical ordering ability at the start of formal education longitudinally predicts their symbolic number skills and academic achievement in maths, Developmental Science, 21(5), e12645, ISSN: 1363-755X. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12645.

Doumas, M, Morsanyi, K, Young, WR (2018) Cognitively and socially induced stress affects postural control, Experimental Brain Research, 236(1), pp.305-314, ISSN: 0014-4819. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-017-5128-8.

Morsanyi, K, O’Mahony, E, McCormack, T (2017) Number comparison and number ordering as predictors of arithmetic performance in adults: Exploring the link between the two skills, and investigating the question of domain-specificity, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(12), pp.2497-2517, ISSN: 1747-0218. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1246577.

Primi, C, Morsanyi, K, Donati, MA, Galli, S, Chiesi, F (2017) Measuring Probabilistic Reasoning: The Construction of a New Scale Applying Item Response Theory, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 30(4), pp.933-950, ISSN: 0894-3257. DOI: 10.1002/bdm.2011.

Morsanyi, K, Chiesi, F, Primi, C, Szűcs, D (2017) The illusion of replacement in research into the development of thinking biases: the case of the conjunction fallacy, Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 29(2), pp.240-257, ISSN: 2044-5911. DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1256294.

Primi, C, Morsanyi, K, Chiesi, F, Donati, MA, Hamilton, J (2016) The Development and Testing of a New Version of the Cognitive Reflection Test Applying Item Response Theory (IRT), Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29(5), pp.453-469, ISSN: 0894-3257. DOI: 10.1002/bdm.1883.

Rolison, JJ, Morsanyi, K, O'Connor, PA (2016) Can i Count on Getting Better? Association between Math Anxiety and Poorer Understanding of Medical Risk Reductions, Medical Decision Making, 36(7), pp.876-886, ISSN: 0272-989X. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X15602000.

Trippas, D, Handley, SJ, Verde, MF, Morsanyi, K (2016) Logic brightens my day: Evidence for implicit sensitivity to logical validity, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 42(9), pp.1448-1457, ISSN: 0278-7393. DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000248.

Morsanyi, K, Mammarella, IC, Szücs, D, Tomasetto, C, Primi, C, Maloney, EA (2016) Editorial: Mathematical and statistics anxiety: Educational, social, developmental and cognitive perspectives, Frontiers in Psychology, 7(JUL), DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01083.

Clinton, V, Morsanyi, K, Alibali, MW, Nathan, MJ (2016) Learning about Probability from Text and Tables: Do Color Coding and Labeling through an Interactive-user Interface Help?, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30(3), pp.440-453, ISSN: 0888-4080. DOI: 10.1002/acp.3223.

Gauvrit, N and Morsanyi, K (2014) The equiprobability bias from a mathematical and psychological perspective, Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 10(4), pp.119-130, ISSN: 1895-1171. DOI: 10.5709/acp-0163-9.

Morsanyi, K, Busdraghi, C, Primi, C (2014) Mathematical anxiety is linked to reduced cognitive reflection: A potential road from discomfort in the mathematics classroom to susceptibility to biases, Behavioral and Brain Functions, 10(1), DOI: 10.1186/1744-9081-10-31.

Morsanyi, K and Fogarasi, E (2014) Thinking about the past, present and future in adolescents growing up in Children's Homes, Journal of Adolescence, 37(7), pp.1043-1056, ISSN: 0140-1971. DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.07.011.

Primi, C, Busdraghi, C, Tomasetto, C, Morsanyi, K, Chiesi, F (2014) Measuring math anxiety in Italian college and high school students: Validity, reliability and gender invariance of the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS), Learning and Individual Differences, 34, pp.51-56, ISSN: 1041-6080. DOI: 10.1016/j.lindif.2014.05.012.

Morsanyi, K, Handley, SJ, Serpell, S (2013) Making heads or tails of probability: An experiment with random generators, British Journal of Educational Psychology, 83(3), pp.379-395, ISSN: 0007-0998. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8279.2012.02067.x.

Morsanyi, K, Devine, A, Nobes, A, Szudouble acutecs, D (2013) The link between logic, mathematics and imagination: Evidence from children with developmental dyscalculia and mathematically gifted children, Developmental Science, 16(4), pp.542-553, ISSN: 1363-755X. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12048.

Vergauwe, E, Gauffroy, C, Morsanyi, K, Dagry, I, Barrouillet, P (2013) Chronometric evidence for the dual-process mental model theory of conditional, Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25(2), pp.174-182, ISSN: 2044-5911. DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2012.744743.

Morsanyi, K and Handley, SJ (2012) Reasoning on the basis of fantasy content: Two studies with high-functioning autistic adolescents, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(11), pp.2297-2311, ISSN: 0162-3257. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-012-1477-0.

Morsanyi, K, Primi, C, Handley, SJ, Chiesi, F, Galli, S (2012) Are systemizing and autistic traits related to talent and interest in mathematics and engineering? Testing some of the central claims of the empathizing-systemizing theory, British Journal of Psychology, 103(4), pp.472-496, ISSN: 0007-1269. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8295.2011.02089.x.

Thompson, V and Morsanyi, K (2012) Analytic thinking: Do you feel like it?, Mind and Society, 11(1), pp.93-105, ISSN: 1593-7879. DOI: 10.1007/s11299-012-0100-6.

Morsanyi, K and Handley, SJ (2012) Logic feels so good-I like it! evidence for intuitive detection of logicality in syllogistic reasoning, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 38(3), pp.596-616, ISSN: 0278-7393. DOI: 10.1037/a0026099.

Chiesi, F, Ciancaleoni, M, Galli, S, Morsanyi, K, Primi, C (2012) Item Response Theory analysis and Differential Item Functioning across age, gender and country of a short form of the Advanced Progressive Matrices, Learning and Individual Differences, 22(3), pp.390-396, ISSN: 1041-6080. DOI: 10.1016/j.lindif.2011.12.007.

Chiesi, F, Primi, C, Morsanyi, K (2011) Developmental changes in probabilistic reasoning: The role of cognitive capacity, instructions, thinking styles, and relevant knowledge, Thinking and Reasoning, 17(3), pp.315-350, ISSN: 1354-6783. DOI: 10.1080/13546783.2011.598401.

Morsanyi, K, Handley, SJ, Evans, JSBT (2010) Decontextualised minds: Adolescents with autism are less susceptible to the conjunction fallacy than typically developing adolescents, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(11), pp.1378-1388, ISSN: 0162-3257. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-010-0993-z.

Morsanyi, K and Holyoak, KJ (2010) Analogical reasoning ability in autistic and typically developing children, Developmental Science, 13(4), pp.578-587, ISSN: 1363-755X. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2009.00915.x.

Morsanyi, K, Primi, C, Chiesi, F, Handley, S (2009) The effects and side-effects of statistics education: Psychology students' (mis-)conceptions of probability, Contemporary Educational Psychology, 34(3), pp.210-220, ISSN: 0361-476X. DOI: 10.1016/j.cedpsych.2009.05.001.

Morsanyi, K and Handley, SJ (2008) How smart do you need to be to get it wrong? The role of cognitive capacity in the development of heuristic-based judgment, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 99(1), pp.18-36, ISSN: 0022-0965. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2007.08.003.


Donati, MA, Primi, C, Chiesi, F, Morsanyi, K (2015) Interest in statistics: Examining the effects of individual and situational characteristics. In , PROCEEDINGS OF THE NINTH CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME9), pp.740-745.

Primi, C, Morsanyi, K, Donati, MA, Chiesi, F (2014) Item Response Theory analysis of the Cognitive Reflection Test: Testing the psychometric properties of the original scale and a newly developed 8-item version. In , Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2014, pp.2799-2804, ISBN: 9780991196708.

Morsanyi, K, Busdraghi, C, Primi, C (2014) Does maths anxiety make people bad decision-makers? The link between mathematical anxiety and cognitive reflection. In , Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2014, pp.1042-1047, ISBN: 9780991196708.

Morsanyi, K and Handley, SJ (2012) Does thinking make you biased? The case of the engineers and lawyers problem. In , Building Bridges Across Cognitive Sciences Around the World - Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2012, pp.2049-2054, ISBN: 9780976831884.


Morsanyi, K and Byrne, RMJ (2019) Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making in Autism, Routledge, ISBN: 9781351060899.


Morsanyi, K (2021) Math and logic: Relationships across development. In Fias, W and Henik, A (ed) Heterogeneous Contributions to Numerical Cognition. Learning and Education in Mathematical Cognition, Academic Press, pp.?-?.

Morsanyi, K (2021) Les enfants percoivent-ils mal le hasard. In Honnorat, L (ed) Pourqoui moi? Le hazard dans tous ses etats, Belin, pp.510-533.

Morsanyi, K (2021) Maths and logic: Relationships across development. In Heterogeneous Contributions to Numerical Cognition: Learning and Education in Mathematical Cognition, pp.45-70, ISBN: 9780128174142. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-817414-2.00010-5.

Morsanyi, K (2020) Reasoning skills in individuals with mathematics difficulties. In Martin, AJ, Sperling, RA, Newton, KJ (ed) Handbook of Educational Psychology and Students with Special Needs, Routledge, pp.510-533.

Morsanyi, K, Stamenkovic, D, Holyoak, K (2020) Analogical reasoning in autism. A systematic review and meta-analysis. In Morsanyi, K and Byrne, R (ed) Thinking, reasoning and decision making in autism, Psychology Press, Routledge, pp.59-87.

Morsanyi, K and Byrne, R (2020) How do individuals with autism think?. In Morsanyi, K and Byrne, R (ed) Thinking, reasoning and decision making in autism, Routledge, pp.1-12.

Morsanyi, K, Kahl, T, Rooney, R (2016) The link between math and logic in adolescence: The effect of argument form. In Individual Differences in Judgement and Decision-Making: A Developmental Perspective, pp.166-185, ISBN: 9781138640559. DOI: 10.4324/9781315636535.

Morsanyi, K and Szucs, D (2015) Intuition in mathematical and probabilistic reasoning. In Cohen-Kadosh, R and Dowker, A (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition, Oxford University Press, pp.180-200, DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199642342.001.0001.

Morsanyi, K and Szucs, D (2014) The link between mathematics and logical reasoning: Implications for research and education. In The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties, Routledge, pp.101-114, ISBN: 9781317581000.

Morsanyi, K and Handley, SJ (2013) Heuristics and biases: Insights from developmental studies. In The Development of Thinking and Reasoning, pp.122-149, ISBN: 9780203068748. DOI: 10.4324/9780203068748.

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