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Martin, Monica J.; Conger, Rand D.; Robins, Richard W. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The present study examines the influence of economic and family stress processes on change in drug and alcohol use in a cohort of 478 Mexican American youth (50.8% female) followed longitudinally beginning in Grade 5 when the youth averaged 10.4 years of age. Adolescents, their mothers (median age 36 at Grade 5), and their fathers (median age 39…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Preadolescents
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Smetana, Judith; Robinson, Jessica; Bourne, Stacia V.; Wainryb, Cecilia – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined 131 U.S. middle class early, middle, and late adolescents' (M[subscript age] = 12.74, 15.81, and 20.40 years, respectively) narratives regarding experiences of disclosure, concealment, and lying to parents and responses to direct probes about lessons learned about self and parents. The thematic content focused primarily on…
Descriptors: Deception, Personal Narratives, Parent Child Relationship, Self Concept
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Morrow, Virginia; Boyden, Jo – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The papers making up this Special Section reveal important findings and begin to fill gaps in existing literature about children's and young people's understanding and developing beliefs about socio-economic inequality and poverty. We draw on our research experience with children growing up in poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam (Young…
Descriptors: Poverty, Social Differences, Sociology, Anthropology
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Ghavami, Negin; Mistry, Rashmita S. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Urban middle school students (N = 1,057; M[subscript age] = 12.06) viewed Facebook-like profiles of peers who varied by race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation and indicated the social class (SC) of those peers along two dimensions--family income and social class position. As hypothesized, most profiles were perceived as middle class and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Rivenbark, Joshua G.; Copeland, William E.; Davisson, Erin K.; Gassman-Pines, Anna; Hoyle, Rick H.; Piontak, Joy R.; Russell, Michael A.; Skinner, Ann T.; Odgers, Candice L. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Adolescents in the United States live amid high levels of concentrated poverty and increasing income inequality. Poverty is robustly linked to adolescents' mental health problems; however, less is known about how perceptions of their social status and exposure to local area income inequality relate to mental health. Participants consisted of a…
Descriptors: Social Status, Mental Health, Early Adolescents, Evidence
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Brouillard, Charlie; Brendgen, Mara; Vitaro, Frank; Dionne, Ginette; Boivin, Michel – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The present study used a genetically informed design of twins raised in the same family (375 monozygotic and 290 dizygotic twins; 50.2% girls) to examine the association between adolescents' genetic risk for depressive symptoms and the course of the parent-child relationship quality throughout adolescence. Depressive symptoms and the quality of…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Conflict, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers
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Chang, Lei; Lu, Hui Jing; Lansford, Jennifer E.; Skinner, Ann T.; Bornstein, Marc H.; Steinberg, Laurence; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Chen, Bin Bin; Tian, Qian; Bacchini, Dario; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Pastorelli, Concetta; Alampay, Liane Peña; Sorbring, Emma; Al-Hassan, Suha M.; Oburu, Paul; Malone, Patrick S.; Di Giunta, Laura; Tirado, Liliana Maria Uribe; Tapanya, Sombat – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Safety is essential for life. To survive, humans and other animals have developed sets of psychological and physiological adaptations known as life history (LH) tradeoff strategies in response to various safety constraints. Evolutionarily selected LH strategies in turn regulate development and behavior to optimize survival under prevailing safety…
Descriptors: Safety, Physiology, Psychological Patterns, Longitudinal Studies
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Lessard, Leah M.; Juvonen, Jaana – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Academic achievement disparities based on parental education are robust during the middle school years. The current study examined whether cross-class friendship (i.e., reciprocal relationships between peers with different levels of parental education) decrease class-based achievement differences during a developmental phase when friends are…
Descriptors: Friendship, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Parent Background
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Ackerman, Robert A.; Carson, Kevin J.; Corretti, Conrad A.; Ehrenreich, Samuel E.; Meter, Diana J.; Underwood, Marion K. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This research explored whether experiences with warmth in middle childhood are linked to increased levels of positive affect, decreased levels of negative affect, and decreased levels of disagreeable interactions in text-message communication in adolescence. Participants included 218 children (and their parents and peers) who were on average…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Interaction, Telecommunications, Adolescents