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Prentice, Norman M.; Fathman, Robert E. – Developmental Psychology, 1975
Studied the enjoyment and comprehension of riddles and nonriddles by first, third, and fifth grade normal children. Also investigated the relationship of sex to the enjoyment of humor. (SDH)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Classification, Comprehension, Developmental Psychology
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Matheny, Adam P., Jr. – Developmental Psychology, 1975
Analyzed 20 test items for evidence of concordance for samples that included at least 120 pairs of identical twins and 85 pairs of same-sex fraternal twins at ages 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. Also computed within-pair correlations for the total number of Piagetian-equivalent items passed. (Author/SDH)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Biological Influences, Cognitive Development, Developmental Psychology
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Borke, Helene – Developmental Psychology, 1975
Reexamined the theoretical question of early childhood egocentrism by replicating Piaget and Inhelder's mountain experiment with variations to insure the age appropriateness of the task for 3- and 4-year-old children. (SDH)
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Developmental Tasks, Egocentrism, Empathy
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Whitehurst, Grover J.; And Others – Developmental Psychology, 1994
Studied effects of an interactive book-reading program with children attending day-care centers whose language development was delayed by 10 months. Children were read to by teachers and parents; read to by parents only; or in a control group. Educationally and statistically significant effects of the reading intervention were found at posttest…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Day Care Centers, Language Acquisition, Language Proficiency
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Cunningham, Anne E.; Stanovich, Keith E. – Developmental Psychology, 1997
Studied reading comprehension, vocabulary, general knowledge, and print exposure of 11th graders who completed reading battery 10 years earlier. Found that first-grade reading ability predicted all 11th-grade outcomes--even when cognitive ability was partialed out--and was linked to print exposure, even after 11th-grade reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Cognitive Ability, Cultural Literacy, Elementary School Students
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