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Fanger, Suzanne Marie; Frankel, Leslie Ann; Hazen, Nancy – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
To better understand peer exclusion in young children, 42 four- to six-year-olds were observed in an outdoor setting, and their verbalizations were recorded using wireless microphones. The frequency of peer exclusion and social aggression, the various techniques children used to exclude their peers (unmitigated, mitigated, ignoring, and planning…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Peer Relationship, Play, Naturalistic Observation
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Schofield, Thomas J.; Conger, Rand D.; Donnellan, M. Brent; Jochem, Rachel; Widaman, Keith F.; Conger, Katherine J. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
We investigated the degree to which parent positive personality characteristics in terms of conscientiousness, agreeableness, and emotional stability predict similar adolescent personality traits over time, as well as the role played by positive parenting in this process. Mothers and fathers of 451 White adolescents (52% female, mean age = 13.59…
Descriptors: Evidence, Personality Traits, Parents, Personality
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Cappella, Elise; Neal, Jennifer Watling; Sahu, Neha – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
Informed by research on interpersonal perception, peer relationships, and classroom climate, this study examines predictors of children's agreement with classmates on their classroom social networks. Social network data, peer nominations of positive behavior, and classroom observations were collected from 418 second-grade to fourth-grade children…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Observation, Coding, Classification
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Davidov, Maayan; Grusec, Joan E.; Wolfe, Janis L. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
Fifty-nine 6- to 9-year-old children evaluated three discipline strategies (reasoning, verbal power assertion, acknowledgment of feelings), and mothers were asked to predict their children's evaluations. Maternal knowledge scores were derived. Mothers were less accurate at predicting their children's perceptions of discipline when the misdeed in…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Discipline, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles
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Swanson, Jodi; Valiente, Carlos; Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
Components of the home environment are associated with children's academic functioning. The accumulation of risks in the home are expected to prove more detrimental to achievement than any one risk alone, but the processes accounting for this relation are unclear. Using an index of cumulative home risk (CHR) inclusive of protective factors, as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Risk Assessment, Family Environment
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Soucie, Kendall M.; Lawford, Heather; Pratt, Michael W. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
Age-related and individual differences in adolescents' and emerging adults' stories of real-life empathic and nonempathic experiences were examined. A total of 29 adolescents (M = 15.28, SD = 0.99) and 31 emerging adults (M = 18.23, SD = 0.56) told stories of empathic and nonempathic life events and completed measures of authoritative parenting…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Personal Narratives, Empathy, Young Adults
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Evans, Cortney A.; Nelson, Larry J.; Porter, Christin L.; Nelson, David A.; Hart, Craig H. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
This study assesses the relationships between children's shy and antisocial/aggressive behaviors and maternal beliefs, and concomitant parenting behaviors. Structural equation models examined 199 mothers' perceptions of aggression and shyness in their preschool-age children (average age = 59.63 months); maternal beliefs (i.e., locus of control,…
Descriptors: Aggression, Shyness, Child Rearing, Mothers
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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
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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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Nelson, Larry J.; Hart, Craig H.; Yang, Chongming; Wu, Peixia; Jin, Shenghua – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
This study examined via teacher reports the behavioral correlates of different forms of nonsocial play among Chinese preschoolers, as well as potential gender differences in the linkages in a sample of preschoolers (249 boys, 257 girls) from two cities in mainland China. Measurement models estimated with two-group confirmatory factor analyses…
Descriptors: Play, Prosocial Behavior, Aggression, Females
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Spivak, Asha L.; Howes, Carollee – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study examined whether social exchanges and relationships among young children and with teachers in early care and education are associated with prosocial behavior of children from diverse ethnocultural backgrounds. Social and relational factors including closeness of the teacher-child relationship, emotional tone of teacher-child…
Descriptors: Play, Prosocial Behavior, Disadvantaged Youth, Interpersonal Relationship
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Jobe-Shields, Lisa; Cohen, Robert; Parra, Gilbert R. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
Latent growth-mixture modeling was used to investigate patterns of change in loneliness for 170 children from third through fifth grades. A three-class model representing unique trajectories of loneliness provided the best overall fit to the data, including a Stable Low group (65%), as well as groups of Increasers (23%) and Decreasers (12%).…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Peer Relationship, Grade 3, Victims of Crime
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Shin, Nana; Vaughn, Brian E.; Kim, Mina; Krzysik, Lisa; Bost, Kelly K.; McBride, Brent; Santos, Antonio J.; Peceguina, Ines; Coppola, Gabrielle – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
Achieving consensus on the definition and measurement of social competence (SC) for preschool children has proven difficult in the developmental sciences. We tested a hierarchical model in which SC is assumed to be a second-order latent variable by using longitudinal data (N = 345). We also tested the degree to which peer SC at Time 1 predicted…
Descriptors: Age, Preschool Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Blankson, A. Nayena; O'Brien, Marion; Leerkes, Esther M.; Marcovitch, Stuart; Calkins, Susan D. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
Although shyness has often been found to be negatively related to vocabulary, few studies have examined the processes that produce or modify this relation. The present study examined executive functioning skills and home environmental stimulation as potential mediating and moderating mechanisms. A sample of 3 1/2-year-old children (N = 254) was…
Descriptors: Shyness, Stimulation, Learning Disabilities, Questionnaires
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Kingery, Julie Newman; Erdley, Cynthia A.; Marshall, Katherine C. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study examines several aspects of adolescents' pretransition peer relationships as predictors of their adjustment to middle school. Participants were 365 students (175 boys; 99% Caucasian) involved in the Time 1 (the spring of fifth grade) and Time 2 (the fall of sixth grade) assessments. Adolescents completed measures that assessed peer…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Involvement, Academic Achievement, Friendship
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