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Lin, Xunyi; Li, Hui – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Parental beliefs about play and learning are part of the "belief-context" of early childhood development and can thus make a key difference for the child. Previous studies have focused on cross-cultural comparisons, and therefore have neglected intra-cultural variations. This study sampled 163 Chinese mothers with children aged two to…
Descriptors: Asians, Mothers, Play, Academic Achievement
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Ren, Lixin; Fan, Jieqiong – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Popular parenting literature has often emphasized the importance of establishing predictable routines during early childhood. Using a sample of 688 Chinese preschool-aged children, the current study examined how child routines were related to parent-child relationships and self-regulation. This study first examined the psychometric properties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship, Self Control
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Lago, Oliva; Rodríguez, Purificación; Escudero, Ana; Dopico, Cristina; Enesco, Ileana – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
The current study investigated whether children's conformity to a majority testimony influenced their willingness to revise their own erroneous counting knowledge. The content of the testimonies focused on conventional rules of counting, by means of pseudoerrors (i.e., unconventional counts) occurring during a detection task. In this work…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Behavior, Mathematics Instruction, Computation
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Hast, Michael – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Various developmental studies have demonstrated that implied object weight is a key variable in children's interpretations of motion, such as predicting the objects' speeds. An additional bias in predictions of object motion is representational momentum (RM), where objects are anticipated to be found in a location farther along in the direction of…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Toddlers, Foreign Countries, Age Groups
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O'Toole, Sarah E.; Tsermentseli, Stella; Humayun, Sajid; Monks, Claire P. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
To study the role of executive function (EF) in the early development of aggression, the role of cool and hot EF skills at 5 years old, in the development of physical and relational aggression between 5 and 6 years old, was explored. Typically developing children (N = 80) completed tasks assessing their cool (inhibition, working memory, planning)…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Predictor Variables, Aggression, Foreign Countries
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Magro, Sophia W.; Utesch, Till; Dreiskämper, Dennis; Wagner, Jenny – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Though it is well-established that self-esteem develops from childhood well into old age, little is known about the processes that influence this change, especially among young populations. This international, cross-sequential study examined the development of self-esteem in 1599 second-graders (Age M[subscript T1] = 7.99, SD[subscript T1] = 0.52…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Child Development, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Schmitt, Sara A.; Korucu, Irem; Purpura, David J.; Whiteman, Shawn; Zhang, Chenyi; Yang, Fuyi – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
This study investigated cross-cultural variation in the development of executive functioning (EF) across the preschool period for United States and Chinese children from low and high socioeconomic families using a longitudinal design. Participants included 216 preschool children (n = 125 from the US; n = 91 from Shanghai and Jiangxi, China). On…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Preschool Children, Socioeconomic Status, Longitudinal Studies
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Oesterlen, Eva; Seitz-Stein, Katja – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
In contrast to classical phonological span tasks, which require verbal recall, those used in self-reliant, group-administrable working memory measurement contain a visuospatial response format. As a consequence, these tasks involve recoding, executive, and visual search requirements in addition to encoding and storage processes. To examine…
Descriptors: Children, Adults, Phonology, Short Term Memory
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Messinger, Daniel S.; Prince, Emily B.; Zheng, Minzhang; Martin, Katherine; Mitsven, Samantha G.; Huang, Shengda; Stölzel, Tanja; Johnson, Neil; Rudolph, Udo; Perry, Lynn K.; Laursen, Brett; Song, Chaoming – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Human observations can only capture a portion of ongoing classroom social activity, and are not ideal for understanding how children's interactions are spatially structured. Here we demonstrate how social interaction can be investigated by modeling automated continuous measurements of children's location and movement using a commercial system…
Descriptors: Interaction, Play, Peer Relationship, Young Children