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Botto, Sara Valencia; Rochat, Philippe – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Although the human proclivity to engage in impression management and care for reputation is ubiquitous, the question of its developmental outset remains open. In 4 studies, we demonstrate that the sensitivity to the evaluation of others (i.e., evaluative audience perception) is manifest by 24 months. In a first study, 14- to 24-month-old children…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Stages, Toddlers, Attention
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Fukumura, Kumiko – Developmental Psychology, 2016
We examined 2 hypotheses concerning the development of "audience design" by contrasting children with and without autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) in referential communication. The 2-stage hypothesis predicts that the ability to use contrastive size adjectives for ambiguity avoidance develops separately from and faster than the ability…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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McLean, Kate C. – Developmental Psychology, 2005
Personally important autobiographical memories are the smallest unit of the life story, which begins to emerge in adolescence. This study examined 2 features of self-defining memories in late adolescence, the meaning made of the memories to garner an understanding of the narrative construction of identity as a life story and how those memories…
Descriptors: Memory, Audiences, Adolescents, Personal Narratives