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Nida, Robert E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the eyewitness memory performance of 3- and 5-year-old African American children (N = 33) from lowincome households. The children were asked to remember the routine details of a physical examination immediately after the physical exam and again after a delay interval of 6 weeks. Age-related…
Descriptors: Memory, African American Children, Low Income Groups, Preschool Children
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Bocknek, Erika L.; Dayton, Carolyn; Raveau, Hasti A.; Richardson, Patricia; Brophy-Herb, Holly E.; Fitzgerald, Hiram E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
In recent years, a literature has emerged describing contributions fathers make to the development of very young children. Scholars suggest that active play may be a specific area of parenting in which fathers are primary and, further, that this type of play helps children experience intense emotions and learn to regulate them. However, this…
Descriptors: Play, Fathers, Young Children, Correlation
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Torppa, Minna; Georgiou, George K.; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Niemi, Pekka; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
This study examined the dynamic relationships among the components of the Simple View of Reading (SVR) in a transparent orthography (Finnish) and the predictive value of cognitive skills (phonological awareness, letter knowledge, rapid naming, and vocabulary) on the SVR components. Altogether, 1,815 Finnish children were followed from kindergarten…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Blankson, A. Nayena; O'Brien, Marion; Leerkes, Esther M.; Calkins, Susan D.; Marcovitch, Stuart D. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
We examined the impact of television viewing at ages 3 and 4 on vocabulary and at age 5 on executive functioning in the context of home learning environment and parental scaffolding. Children (N = 263) were seen in the lab when they were 3 years old and then again at ages 4 and 5. Parents completed measures assessing child television viewing and…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Age Differences
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Rochette, Émilie; Bernier, Annie – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2014
Family socioeconomic status (SES) and the quality of maternal behavior are among the few identified predictors of child executive functioning (EF), and they have often been found to have interactive rather than additive effects on other domains of child functioning. The purpose of this study was to explore their interactive effects in the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Executive Function, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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Carmiol, Ana M.; Vinden, Penelope G. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2013
Understanding knowledge acquisition involves a comprehension of the relationship between a person's access to relevant information and that person's subsequent knowledge. This report investigates how preschoolers improve in their ability to evaluate the effects of two distinct types of messages--ambiguous and informative--on a listener's…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Learning, Comprehension, Interpersonal Communication
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Lindsey, Eric W.; Colwell, Malinda J. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study investigated different forms of pretend and physical play as predictors of preschool children's "affective social competence" (ASC). Data were collected from 122 preschool children (57 boys, 65 girls; 86 European American, 9 African American, 17 Hispanic, and 10 other ethnicity) over a 2-year period. Children participated in…
Descriptors: Imagination, Play, Preschool Children, Affective Behavior