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ERIC Number: EJ883374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Conversation, Development, and Gender: A Study of Changes in Children's Concepts of Punishment
Leman, Patrick J.; Bjornberg, Marina
Child Development, v81 n3 p958-971 May-Jun 2010
One hundred thirty-three children, average age 9.58 years, were read vignettes describing a moral transgression and then discussed what would constitute a fair punishment. Children's gender influenced conversation dynamics (use of interruption and other simultaneous speech) but not conversation content (justifications for judgments). All children who engaged in conversation showed development in judgments after 8 weeks compared with a control (no interaction) group. However, there was no relation between conversation dynamics or content and development, or any effects of gender, on the developmental process. The benefits of peer collaboration were general rather than specific to the stimulus story.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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