ERIC Number: EJ676632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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A Longitudinal Investigation of the Dynamics of Mental State Talk in Families.
Jenkins, Jennifer M.; Turrell, Sheri L.; Kogushi, Yuiko; Lollis, Susan; Ross, Hildy S.
Child Development, v74 n3 p905-20 May-Jun 2003
Observed home interaction between parents and 2- and 4-year-olds at Time 1 and 2 years later. Found that parent mental state talk to children varied by child's age, context of talk, and parent gender. Four-year-olds with older siblings produced and heard more cognitive talk and less desire talk than children without older siblings. Time 1 family cognitive and feeling talk predicted change in younger children's cognitive and feeling talk. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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