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Kushnir, Jonathan; Sadeh, Avi – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2010
The objective is to examine underlying associations between childhood fears, behavior problems and neurobehavioral functioning (NBF) in school-age children. Healthy, regular school children (N = 135), from second, fourth and sixth grade classes were assessed. Data regarding children's fears and behavioral problems were obtained with the Revised…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Short Term Memory
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Lobman, Carrie – Urban Education, 2014
The intense focus on standardized tests has created a culture of anxiety in many inner-city schools. This article presents the findings of a case study of a test anxiety program that helped inner-city students and staffs deal more productively with anxiety through play, performance, and team building. According to the findings, the program created…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, School Activities
Keyes, Angela W.; Smyke, Anna T.; Middleton, Melissa; Black, Corey L. – ZERO TO THREE, 2015
The legacy of slavery in the United States has impacted generations of African Americans, especially parents who must prepare their children to face the challenges associated with being a person of color in this country. The authors explore aspects of racism, White privilege, racial socialization, and African American parents' fears as they equip…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Racial Bias, Slavery
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Deschamps, P. K. H.; Coppes, L.; Kenemans, J. L.; Schutter, D. J. L. G.; Matthys, W. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
This study aimed to examine facial mimicry in 6-7 year old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and to explore whether facial mimicry was related to the severity of impairment in social responsiveness. Facial electromyographic activity in response to angry, fearful, sad and happy facial expressions was recorded in twenty 6-7 year old…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Nonverbal Communication
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Mannathoko, Magdeline Chilalu; Mamvuto, Attwell – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2019
Drawing is one of children's modes of communication which has recently excited academic inquiry in non-Western cultures. It is the means through which children express their fears, desires, anxieties and conception of phenomena. This study investigated drawings by four- to ten-year-old Botswana children in response to the human figure as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Children, Human Body
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Muris, Peter; Rijkee, Sanne – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2011
In this experimental study, we made an attempt to examine gender-related peer influences on childhood fear. Nine- to 12-year-old boys and girls were provided with ambiguous and positive information about novel animals and then asked to provide a subjective fear rating of the animals under two conditions: fear of one animal was assessed…
Descriptors: Fear, Gender Differences, Peer Influence, Animals
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Draxler, Helena; Hjärthag, Fredrik; Almqvist, Kjerstin – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Transferring an evidence-based parenting programme for parents exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) and their children with emotional and behavioural problems reveals the extent to which cultural and social aspects can interfere with the programme's effectiveness. Feasibility studies are of value in such circumstances, and the aim of the…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Foreign Countries, Social Work
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Burnham, Joy J. – Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 2006
This study was designed to investigate the fears of children and adolescents in Alabama in the aftermath of 9/11 and after the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003. The American Fear Survey Schedule for Children (FSSC-AM; Burnham, 1995, 2005) was utilized to measure the fears of youth in Grades 2-12. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Fear, Student Surveys, National Security, Safety
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Bryan, Nathaniel – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2020
Few studies have sought to understand the childhood play experiences of Black boys in early childhood education (ECE), and a majority of those that investigate them often socially construct Black boys' play as criminal, dangerous, and monstrous. Considering the dangers of hegemonic masculinity and femininity or the racial and gendered power and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Early Childhood Education, Play
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Waaramaa, Teija; Kukkonen, Tarja; Mykkänen, Sari; Geneid, Ahmed – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2018
Purpose: Listening tests for emotion identification were conducted with 8-17-year-old children with hearing impairment (HI; N = 25) using cochlear implants, and their 12-year-old peers with normal hearing (N = 18). The study examined the impact of musical interests and acoustics of the stimuli on correct emotion identification. Method: The…
Descriptors: Deafness, Assistive Technology, Hearing Impairments, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Penela, Elizabeth C.; Henderson, Heather A.; Hane, Amie A.; Ghera, Melissa M.; Fox, Nathan A. – Infancy, 2012
Temperament works in combination with a child's environment to influence early socioemotional development. We examined whether maternal caregiving behavior at infant age 9 months moderated the relation between infant temperamental fear (9 months) and observations of children's social behavior with an unfamiliar peer at age 2 in a typically…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Fear, Interpersonal Competence, Infants
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Widen, Sherri C.; Russell, James A. – Cognitive Development, 2008
Some accounts imply that basic-level emotion categories are acquired early and quickly, whereas others imply that they are acquired later and more gradually. Our study examined this question for fear, happiness, sadness, and anger in the context of children's categorization of emotional facial expressions. Children (N=168, 2-5 years) first labeled…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Nonverbal Communication, Psychological Patterns, Fear
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Miller, Kyle; Dilworth-Bart, Janean – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
In this study, we explored how mothers' school-related identities influence their current expectations of school identities for their children using a possible selves framework. Forty-seven mothers of preschool-aged children participated in semi-structured interviews about their school-related histories and children's school preparation.…
Descriptors: Mothers, Identification, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children
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Cochrane, Claire – Research in Drama Education, 2017
Birmingham Rep, a leading producing theatre based in the UK's "second city", has historically had a complex relationship with the cultural priorities of its home city. In recent years, Birmingham City Council has faced multiple challenges represented by debt burden, government-imposed cuts in public funding, scandals linked to failing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Debt (Financial), Budgets
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Burnham, Joy J. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2007
Children are influenced by the salient events surrounding them (e.g., 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, massacre at Virginia Tech). In this study, the author examined fears of children and adolescents in Grades 2-12 in a pre-and post-September 11, 2001, comparison using the American Fear Survey Schedule for Children (FSSC-AM; J. J.…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Fear, Attitude Measures, Children
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