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ERIC Number: EJ934126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
The Role of Inhibitory Control in Children's Cooperative Behaviors during a Structured Puzzle Task
Giannotta, Fabrizia; Burk, William J.; Ciairano, Silvia
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v110 n3 p287-298 Nov 2011
This study examined the role of inhibitory control (measured by Stroop interference) in children's cooperative behaviors during a structured puzzle task. The sample consisted of 250 8-, 10-, and 12-year-olds (117 girls and 133 boys) attending classrooms in three primary schools in Northern Italy. Children individually completed an elaborated Stroop task, were paired with classmates into 125 dyads, and were observed during a 10-min puzzle task. Results confirmed that interaction partners exhibited similar levels of cooperative behaviors, and the cooperative behaviors of children predicted changes in the cooperative behaviors of their partners throughout the puzzle task. Cooperative behaviors of each interaction partner were predicted by the child's own inhibitory control as well as the inhibitory control of the partner. Findings are discussed within a developmental contextual framework. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy