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Pratt, Megan E.; Swanson, Jodi; van Huisstede, Lauren; Gaias, Larissa M. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
Multiple, simultaneous stressors in the family context during early childhood may compromise healthy adjustment to school, with potential long-term implications. Moreover, stressors across multiple contexts (e.g., home and school) can exacerbate the negative influences of stress on children's functioning. We investigated associations between…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Standardized Tests, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Adjustment
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Moriguchi, Yusuke; Todo, Naoya – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
Having an imaginary companion (IC) is a fascinating example of children's imaginative and pretend play. However, there are inconsistencies in the reported prevalence of children's ICs. This study examined how culture may affect this prevalence. We conducted a meta-analysis to assess whether the culture, as well as age, assessment method, sex, and…
Descriptors: Incidence, Imagination, Friendship, Play
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Smith, Craig E.; Anderson, Deborah; Straussberger, Anna – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
Apologies can promote forgiveness; thus, for victims and bystanders, a sensitivity to nongenuine apologies could facilitate the development of wariness with regard to potential repeat offenders. We asked whether children are sensitive to two simple markers of potential nongenuine remorse: (a) the spontaneity of a transgressor's apology and (b) a…
Descriptors: Children, Psychological Patterns, Prompting, Resistance (Psychology)
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King, Thomas; McKean, Cristina; Rush, Robert; Westrupp, Elizabeth M.; Mensah, Fiona K.; Reilly, Sheena; Law, James – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
Maternal education captured at a single time point is commonly employed as a predictor of a child's cognitive development. In this article, we ask what bearing the acquisition of additional qualifications has upon reading performance in middle childhood. This was a secondary analysis of the United Kingdom's Millennium Cohort Study, a cohort of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Children
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Delonis, M. Susan; Beeghly, Marjorie; Irwin, Jessica L. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
Very preterm birth (<32 weeks of gestation) heightens the risk for developmental and behavioral problems, but individual outcomes vary greatly. We evaluated whether mother-toddler dyadic interaction quality, assessed longitudinally at 14, 20, and 30 months (corrected), could account for unique variance in very preterm and full-term children's…
Descriptors: Mothers, Toddlers, Parent Child Relationship, Predictor Variables
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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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Murphy, Tia Panfile; Jehl, Brianna; Hamel, Kayla; McCurdy, Kelsey; Halt, Allison – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
The quality of the attachment bond between a child and a caregiver can have lasting effects on how the child perceives, interprets, and recalls events through the filtering of internal working models. Previous research has shown that secure children tend to recall emotional information better than insecure children. The current study examined the…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Story Reading, Security (Psychology), Child Development
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Kiuru, Noona; Laursen, Brett; Aunola, Kaisa; Zhang, Xia; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
This longitudinal study, conducted among a sample of Finnish primary-school children, examined the proposition that a single high-quality relationship (either with a teacher or a parent) can buffer against adjustment problems. Teachers rated the externalizing problems and prosocial behaviors of 378 children in Grade 1 and again in Grade 2.…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Conry-Murray, Clare – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
To evaluate whether distributions by sex are judged to be unfair, children at ages 6, 8, and 10, and adults (N = 96), judged an authority distributing items to children by using different methods (i.e., randomly or by sex), types of items (i.e., related or unrelated to gender norms), and differences in the equivalency of the items (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Gender Discrimination, Norms, Gender Issues
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Tillery, Rachel; Cohen, Robert; Parra, Gilbert R.; Kitzmann, Katherine M.; Sharp, Katianne M. Howard – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
Children's ability to manage the expression of sadness is critical to their development and adjustment. Although parents have been the primary focus of research examining sadness socialization, many acknowledge the influence of other agents such as children's peers. The present research evaluated one type of emotion socialization--reactions to…
Descriptors: Friendship, Socialization, Psychological Patterns, Correlation
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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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Le Mare, Lucy; Audet, Karyn – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2014
We examined behavior problems in 80 adolescents (39 male; mean age = 15.74 years) adopted in early childhood by Canadians from globally depriving Romanian institutions. Overall, rates of clinically significant behavior problems were comparable to rates found in younger postinstitutionalized adopted children. The association between duration of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adoption, Behavior Problems, Foreign Countries
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Kelly, Kimberly Reynolds; Bailey, Alison L. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2013
We investigated longitudinally the co-constructed narratives of 31 mother-child dyads collected when the children were 3-, 4-, and 5-years old, examining the dual development of child conversational and narrative discourse skills and the impact of maternal verbal assistance. Linear mixed-model analysis revealed that children's developmental…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Child Development
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Conry-Murray, Clare – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2013
Children of ages 3-5 ("N" = 62) were assessed by using standard theory-of-mind tasks and unusual belief tasks related to false information and beliefs endorsing violations of moral (welfare and fairness) and social conventional (school rules) domains. Younger children (under 5 years) did not accurately attribute unusual factual beliefs…
Descriptors: Young Children, Beliefs, Theory of Mind, Moral Values
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