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Meter, Diana J.; Card, Noel A. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Decades of research has assessed the benefits of children's and adolescents' friendships, but friendships among youth often dissolve within a matter of months or years. Studies have investigated predictors and consequences of friendship stability with the expectation that, in order for friendships to have a positive or negative influence on youth,…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Friendship, Meta Analysis
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Veríssimo, Manuela; Santos, António J.; Fernandes, Carla; Vaughn, Brian E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2014
Attachment theorists suggest that attachment security with parents supports the quality of social adaptation in peer groups during early childhood, and numerous studies supporting this conjecture have been published. Most of these studies used enacted representations rather than mental representations of attachment security, and most studies…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Attachment Behavior, Security (Psychology), Preschool Children
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Wilson, Stephanie L.; Raval, Vaishali V.; Salvina, Jennifer; Raval, Pratiksha H.; Panchal, Ila N. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
The present study compared 6- to 9-year-old children's reports of their decisions to express anger, sadness, and physical pain; methods of controlling and communicating felt emotion; and reasons for doing so in response to hypothetical situations across three groups: old-city India (n = 60), suburban India (n = 60), and suburban United States (n =…
Descriptors: Pain, Children, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns
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Faircloth, Beverly S.; Hamm, Jill V. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
Dynamic features of peer network experiences (membership fluidity and network interconnectedness) were examined for their role in African American and White early adolescents' sense of belonging in mathematics classrooms. Because these dynamic features are naturally present in adolescents' peer group affiliations, attention to them provides a more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Peer Groups, Mathematics Instruction
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Toyama, Noriko – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
Four experiments were conducted with Japanese children and adult participants to assess their awareness of the effectiveness of biological and psychological treatments for psychogenic bodily reactions. Study 1 had 116 participants, composed of 4-year-olds (17), 5-year-olds (20), 7-year-olds (24), 10-year-olds (20), and college students (35). The…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Cultural Differences, Psychology, Children
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Smith, Peter K. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2010
The eight contributions to this special issue provide an informative focus on many aspects of peer-based victimization in schools. Often using sophisticated quantitative and analytic procedures, they advance our knowledge in several important domains, pointing out important contextual variables, interactions, and mediating factors in the negative…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Q Methodology, Feedback (Response), Context Effect
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Heymann, S. Jody; Penrose, Kate; Earle, Alison – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2006
The majority of parents in the United States today must balance work and caregiving responsibilities. Workplace policies and community supports markedly influence the ability of parents to care for their children's health and education while obtaining, retaining, and advancing in their jobs. The goal of this article is to analyze the dilemmas…
Descriptors: Social Class, Low Income, Employed Parents, Low Income Groups