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Heyman, Gail D.; Fu, Genyue; Lee, Kang – Developmental Psychology, 2013
Children's reasoning about the credibility of positive and negative evaluations of academic performance was examined. Across 2 studies, 7- and 10-year-olds from the United States and China (N = 334) judged the credibility of academic evaluations that were directed toward an unfamiliar peer. In Study 1, participants from China responded that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Credibility, Trust (Psychology)
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Heyman, Gail D.; Fu, Genyue; Sweet, Monica A.; Lee, Kang – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2009
Children's reasoning about the willingness of peers to convey accurate positive and negative performance feedback to others was investigated among a total of 179 6- to 11-year-olds from the USA and China. In Study 1, which was conducted in the USA only, participants responded that peers would be more likely to provide positive feedback than…
Descriptors: Children, Abstract Reasoning, Feedback (Response), Age Differences
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Heyman, Gail D.; Fu, Genyue; Lee, Kang – Developmental Psychology, 2008
Children's reasoning about individuals' willingness to disclose their successes and failures was investigated among 194 6- to 11-year-olds in the United States and China. In Study 1, participants showed a valence-matching effect, in which they predicted that individuals would be more likely to disclose their performance to an audience of friends…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences
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Heyman, Gail D.; Fu, Genyue; Lee, Kang – Child Development, 2007
The way in which children evaluate people's claims about their own psychological characteristics was examined. Among children ages 6-11 from the United States and China (total N = 243), there was an age-related increase in skepticism about self-report concerning the highly value-laden characteristics "honest", "smart", and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Psychological Characteristics, Self Disclosure (Individuals)