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Williams, Shanna; Ahern, Elizabeth; Lyon, Thomas D. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined relations between children's false statements and response latency, executive functioning, and truth--lie understanding in order to understand what underlies children's emerging ability to make false statements. A total of 158 (2- to 5-year-old) children earned prizes for claiming that they were looking at birds even when…
Descriptors: Young Children, Deception, Executive Function, Comprehension
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Corwyn, Robert F.; Bradley, Robert H. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Relations between paternal autonomy support and four aspects of adolescent social competence and responsibility at age 16 were examined using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. With controls on maternal autonomy support, significant relations were observed between paternal autonomy support and three of the four…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Fathers, Sons, Personal Autonomy
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Spivak, Asha Leah; White, Samantha Simmons; Juvonen, Jaana; Graham, Sandra – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study examined the association between ethnicity-related context variables and the prosocial behavior of early adolescents in ethnically/racially diverse schools. Specifically, youths' perceptions of greater representation of same-ethnic peers at school, school support for ethnic diversity, and engagement in and valuing cross-ethnic contact…
Descriptors: Correlation, Prosocial Behavior, Early Adolescents, Student Diversity
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Echols, Leslie; Graham, Sandra – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study examined how "homophily" (similarity) and "propinquity" (availability) simultaneously predict both unidirectional and reciprocal cross-ethnic friendships among early adolescents in ethnically diverse classrooms. In a sample of sixth-grade students, liking nominations were used as the indicator of friendship, and both…
Descriptors: Friendship, Early Adolescents, Ethnic Diversity, Student Diversity
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Arsenault, Darin J.; Foster, Sharon L. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
This study examined attention and memory processes assumed by the social information-processing model to be biased in aggressive children. We also explored whether similar biases were associated with overt and relational aggression. A total of 96 fourth through sixth graders saw videos of overtly and relationally aggressive child actors and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Video Technology, Stimuli, Elementary School Students