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Yeager, David Scott; Trzesniewski, Kali H.; Dweck, Carol S. – Child Development, 2013
Adolescents are often resistant to interventions that reduce aggression in children. At the same time, they are developing stronger beliefs in the fixed nature of personal characteristics, particularly aggression. The present intervention addressed these beliefs. A randomized field experiment with a diverse sample of Grades 9 and 10 students (ages…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Intervention, Personality Theories
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Quinn, Paul C. – Child Development, 2004
Visual preference procedures were used to investigate development of perceptually based subordinate-level categorization in 3- to 7-month-old infants. Experiments 1 and 2 demonstrated that 3- to 4-month-olds did not form category representations for photographic exemplars of subordinate-level classes of cats and dogs (i.e., Siamese vs. Tabby,…
Descriptors: Infants, Classification, Age Differences, Concept Formation
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Eisbach, Anne O'Donnell – Child Development, 2004
This research explored the development of one insight about the mind, namely, the belief that people's trains of thought differ even when they see the same stimulus. In Study 1, 5-year-olds, 9-year-olds, and adults heard stories about characters who saw the same object. Although the older groups predicted the object would trigger different trains…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Adults, Infants, Young Children