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Kühhirt, Michael; Klein, Markus – Child Development, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between early maternal employment history and children's vocabulary and inductive reasoning ability at age 5, drawing on longitudinal information on 2,200 children from the Growing Up in Scotland data. Prior research rarely addresses dynamics in maternal employment and the methodological ramifications of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Employed Parents, Child Development, Correlation
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Dupéré, Véronique; Dion, Eric; Leventhal, Tama; Archambault, Isabelle; Crosnoe, Robert; Janosz, Michel – Child Development, 2018
Adolescents who drop out of high school experience enduring negative consequences across many domains. Yet, the circumstances triggering their departure are poorly understood. This study examined the precipitating role of recent psychosocial stressors by comparing three groups of Canadian high school students (52% boys; M[subscript…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High School Students, Dropouts, Foreign Countries
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Yaple, Zachary; Arsalidou, Marie – Child Development, 2018
The "n"-back task is likely the most popular measure of working memory for functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies. Despite accumulating neuroimaging studies with the "n"-back task and children, its neural representation is still unclear. fMRI studies that used the "n"-back were compiled, and data from…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Visual Aids, Short Term Memory, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Brinums, Melissa; Imuta, Kana; Suddendorf, Thomas – Child Development, 2018
Deliberate practice is essential for acquiring a wide range of skills that have been central to humans' adaptive success, yet little is known about when and how children develop this capability. The current study examined 4- to 7-year-olds' (N = 120) ability to selectively practice a skill that would be useful in the near future, as well as their…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Drills (Practice), Skill Development
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Echols, Leslie; Ivanich, Jerreed; Graham, Sandra – Child Development, 2018
In the present research, the influence of racial diversity among classmates and friends on changes in racial self-identification among multiracial youth was examined (n = 5,209; M[subscript age] = 10.56 years at the beginning of sixth grade). A novel individual-level measure of diversity among classmates based on participants' course schedules was…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Middle School Students, Peer Relationship, Peer Influence
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Redshaw, Jonathan; Vandersee, Johanna; Bulley, Adam; Gilbert, Sam J. – Child Development, 2018
This study explored under what conditions young children would set reminders to aid their memory for delayed intentions. A computerized task requiring participants to carry out delayed intentions under varying levels of cognitive load was presented to 63 children (aged between 6.9 and 13.0 years old). Children of all ages demonstrated…
Descriptors: Cues, Memory, Intention, Prompting
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Dixson, Henry G. W.; Komugabe-Dixson, Aimée F.; Dixson, Barnaby J.; Low, Jason – Child Development, 2018
Although theory of mind (ToM) is argued to emerge between 3 and 5 years of age, data from non-Western, small-scale societies suggest diversity. Deeper investigations into these settings are warranted. In the current study, over 400 Melanesian children from Vanuatu (range = 3-14 years), growing up in either urban or rural remote environments,…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Case Studies, Child Development, Urban Areas
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Crockett, Lisa J.; Wasserman, Alexander Michael; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; Hoffman, Lesa; Kalutskaya, Irina – Child Development, 2018
This study examined teacher-child conflict as a possible mediator of the effects of temperamental anger and effortful control on subsequent externalizing behavior. Reciprocal influences between teacher-child conflict and externalizing behavior were also examined. Participants were 1,152 children (49% female; 81.6% non-Hispanic White) from the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Psychological Patterns, Self Control, Behavior Problems
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Niedzwiecka, Alicja; Ramotowska, Sonia; Tomalski, Przemyslaw – Child Development, 2018
Efficient attention control is fundamental for infant cognitive development, but its early precursors are not well understood. This study investigated whether dyadic visual attention during parent-infant interactions at 5 months of age predicts the ability to control attention at 11 months of age (N = 55). Total duration of mutual gaze (MG) was…
Descriptors: Mothers, Infants, Parent Child Relationship, Prediction
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Morelli, Gilda; Bard, Kim; Chaudhary, Nandita; Gottlieb, Alma; Keller, Heidi; Murray, Marjorie; Quinn, Naomi; Rosabal-Coto, Mariano; Scheidecker, Gabriel; Takada, Akira; Vicedo, Marga – Child Development, 2018
This article examines the parent intervention program evaluated by Weber et al. (2017) and argues that there are scientific and ethical problems with such intervention efforts in applied developmental science. Scientifically, these programs rely on data from a small and narrow sample of the world's population; assume the existence of fixed…
Descriptors: Intervention, Indigenous Knowledge, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers
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Chen, Eva E.; Corriveau, Kathleen H.; Lai, Veronica K.W.; Poon, Sze Long; Gaither, Sarah E. – Child Development, 2018
The impact of social group information on the learning and socializing preferences of Hong Kong Chinese children were examined. Specifically, the degree to which variability in racial out-group exposure affects children's use of race to make decisions about unfamiliar individuals (Chinese, White, Southeast Asian) was investigated. Participants…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Socialization, Racial Identification, Racial Differences
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Frankenhuis, Willem E.; Tiokhin, Leonid – Child Development, 2018
Bjorklund synthesizes promising research directions in developmental psychology using an evolutionary framework. In general terms, we agree with Bjorklund: Evolutionary theory has the potential to serve as a metatheory for developmental psychology. However, as currently used in psychology, evolutionary theory is far from reaching this potential.…
Descriptors: Biology, Developmental Psychology, Evolution, Models
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Gredebäck, Gustaf; Astor, Kim; Fawcett, Christine – Child Development, 2018
The theory of natural pedagogy stipulates that infants follow gaze because they are sensitive to the communicative intent of others. According to this theory, gaze following should be present if, and only if, accompanied by at least one of a set of specific ostensive cues. The current article demonstrates gaze following in a range of contexts,…
Descriptors: Cues, Infants, Infant Behavior, Child Development
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Miller, David I.; Nolla, Kyle M.; Eagly, Alice H.; Uttal, David H. – Child Development, 2018
This meta-analysis, spanning 5 decades of Draw-A-Scientist studies, examined U.S. children's gender-science stereotypes linking science with men. These stereotypes should have weakened over time because women's representation in science has risen substantially in the United States, and mass media increasingly depict female scientists. Based on 78…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Differences, Scientists
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Bergmann, Christina; Tsuji, Sho; Piccinini, Page E.; Lewis, Molly L.; Braginsky, Mika; Frank, Michael C.; Cristia, Alejandrina – Child Development, 2018
Previous work suggests that key factors for replicability, a necessary feature for theory building, include statistical power and appropriate research planning. These factors are examined by analyzing a collection of 12 standardized meta-analyses on language development between birth and 5 years. With a median effect size of Cohen's d = 0.45 and…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Meta Analysis, Effect Size, Child Development
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