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Cowell, Jason M.; Lee, Kang; Malcolm-Smith, Susan; Selcuk, Bilge; Zhou, Xinyue; Decety, Jean – Developmental Science, 2017
Morality is an evolved aspect of human nature, yet is heavily influenced by cultural environment. This developmental study adopted an integrative approach by combining measures of socioeconomic status (SES), executive function, affective sharing, empathic concern, theory of mind, and moral judgment in predicting sharing behavior in children (N =…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Cultural Influences, Socioeconomic Status, Executive Function
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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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Genyue, Fu; Heyman, Gail D.; Lee, Kang – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
Reasoning about modesty was examined among adolescents and young adults in China and the U.S. Participants made moral judgments of story characters who did a good deed and either truthfully accepted credit for it, or falsely denied having done it. The social context in which statements occurred was manipulated, with some made in private and others…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Decision Making
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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)