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Recchia, Holly E.; Wainryb, Cecilia; Howe, Nina – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study examined associations between parents' attributions of culpability and their observed interventions into sibling conflict. A total of 61 primary caregivers judged who was at fault for a sibling conflict and subsequently discussed the event with their two children (aged 4-10 years). Nonunilateral fault attributions (blaming both children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Sibling Relationship, Siblings
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Sun, Jin; Rao, Nirmala – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
This study investigated how Chinese adults adjusted their scaffolding in interactions with children during problem-solving tasks. Fifty-seven 5-year-olds (from low and high socioeconomic status [SES] backgrounds) completed a playlike task (puzzle) and a school-like task (worksheet) with their mothers and teachers, respectively. Adult-child…
Descriptors: Mothers, Professional Training, Preschool Children, Adults
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Ladd, Gary W. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2004
The academic year 2004-2005 marks the 50th anniversary of the "Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology." This occasion provides an opportunity to celebrate the journal's heritage, its long history of scholarly contributions to the human developmental sciences, and its current and future mission as a purveyor of scientific…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Developmental Psychology, Periodicals