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Kayyal, Mary H.; Widen, Sherri C. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2021
When asked to describe possible elicitors of fear, American children generate more stories about imaginary creatures than realistic ones; Palestinian children generate more realistic than imaginary causes (Kayyal et al., 2015). The current study reversed this task to investigate whether these patterns persist when American (n = 72) and Palestinian…
Descriptors: Fear, Imagination, Cross Cultural Studies, Story Telling
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Evans, Angela D.; Dykstra, Victoria W.; Bruer, Kaila; Price, Heather L. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2021
Lies to benefit the collective are common in adult contexts; however, less is known about children's willingness to lie for the collective. The present study examined 7- to 11-year-old children's tendency to lie to conceal a group transgression. Children (N = 408) participated in a competition in small groups during which the group leaders…
Descriptors: Children, Preadolescents, Deception, Child Behavior
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Persram, Ryan J.; Schwartzman, Emily; Bukowski, William M. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2021
The hypothesis that the concurrent associations between friendship features and friendship satisfaction are moderated by security-related experiences within the family was examined with two sets of analyses conducted with a sample of fifth- and sixth-grade students (M = 10.87, SD = 0.73, range 10-13 years). The main hypothesis of the study was…
Descriptors: Correlation, Friendship, Security (Psychology), Satisfaction
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Tunkkari, Mari; Aunola, Kaisa; Hirvonen, Riikka; Silinskas, Gintautas; Kiuru, Noona – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2021
This study examined adolescent and maternal factors of the quality of maternal homework involvement and the extent to which the factors predicted adolescents' subsequent achievement through adolescents' and mothers' perceptions of the quality of maternal homework involvement. The sample consisted of 847 Finnish adolescents and their 662 mothers…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Homework
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Morrow, Michael T.; Hubbard, Julie A.; Bookhout, Megan K.; Grassetti, Stevie N.; Docimo, Marissa A.; Swift, Lauren E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2021
Childhood peer victimization is prevalent and harmful; thus, it is critical to carefully assess this construct. We extended an existing measure to create the Forms of Peer Victimization Scale (FPVS), which assesses multiple forms of peer victimization via self and teacher report. Participants included 1,440 fourth- and fifth-grade children (50%…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Peer Relationship, Victims
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Mabbe, Elien; Soenens, Bart; Vansteenkiste, Maarten; De Pauw, Sarah – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
Although autonomy-supportive parenting yields manifold benefits for adolescents' development, there is a dearth of research addressing the question of whether adolescents reap the benefits of this parenting style, irrespective of their personality. Accordingly, this study examined whether associations between perceived maternal autonomy support…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Parenting Styles, Adolescents, Personality Traits
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Jones, Adrian M.; Adams, Richard E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
We use social learning, self-control, and social disorganization theories to develop hypotheses related to tobacco and alcohol use among a racially diverse sample of Chicago adolescents. Data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods were used to test models that examine relationships between neighborhood-level and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Smoking, Drinking, Correlation
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Rea-Sandin, Gianna; Vasquez-O'Brien, T. Caitlin; Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
This study examined the mediating role of emotional availability in the relation between parent positive personality and toddler problem behavior. The sample comprised 654 twins at 12 and 32 months. Primary caregivers (>95% mothers) completed six measures indexing parent positive personality assessed at 12 months, and emotional availability and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Positive Attitudes, Personality Traits, Parent Influence
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Stenberg, Gunilla – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
Two experiments examined 12- to 13-month-old infants' reactions to noncontingent responding by the parent (Experiment 1, 40 infants) or by an unfamiliar adult (Experiment 2, 40 infants). During the initial play phase, the adult was either reading a book or using his or her mobile phone, resulting in a response delay when the infant would seek the…
Descriptors: Infants, Responses, Parents, Adults
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Katz, Rachel C.; Easterbrooks, M. Ann – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
This study investigated associations between child care participation and socioemotional and language development of children born to adolescent mothers. Participants were 704 mothers and their children (mean age = 24 months) enrolled in a randomized controlled-trial evaluation of a voluntary statewide home visiting program for first-time young…
Descriptors: Child Care, Mothers, Early Parenthood, Adolescents
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Walls, Jill K.; Pellerin, Lisa – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
The present study used a subsample of 450 children from the ECLS-B data set to examine longitudinal associations between multiple features of nonparental care at age 2 and socioemotional development at kindergarten entry, taking into account parents' attitudes and behaviors, family composition, poverty status, and child characteristics.…
Descriptors: Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten, School Readiness
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Noh, Jee Young; Jambon, Marc; Smetana, Judith G.; Lee, In Jae; Killen, Melanie – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
Children's evaluations of necessary harm (acts intended to prevent a greater harm) and how "maternal disapproval" and "peer relationship" play roles in this context were examined. A total of 120 children at 6, 9, and 12 years of age evaluated scenarios depicting prototypic and necessary (physical or verbal) harm. When a mother…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Victims, Peer Relationship, Parent Attitudes
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Boyle, Alaina E.; Benner, Aprile D. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
Making a smooth transition to the K-12 (kindergarten through Grade 12) classroom context sets the stage for academic success throughout the life course. Parents' early education-related behaviors are linked with children's adjustment, yet less is known about how parental school readiness beliefs motivate parenting practices at this educational…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, School Readiness, Kindergarten, Surveys
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Zhu, Jingjing; Xiao, Bowen; Li, Yan; Hipson, Will E.; Coplan, Robert J. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
The aim of this short-term longitudinal study was to explore the moderating role of insecure mother--child attachment (i.e., ambivalent and avoidant) in the relations between shyness and indices of adjustment difficulties in early childhood. Participants were 360 children (200 boys and 160 girls, M[subscript age]=4.72 years, SD=0.63) attending…
Descriptors: Shyness, Social Development, Social Adjustment, Emotional Development
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Mewhort-Buist, Tracy A.; Nilsen, Elizabeth S.; Bowman-Smith, Celina K. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
The present study examined how school-age children's communicative decisions are influenced by the situation, their social partner, and their own characteristics (gender, shyness levels, and history of peer relationships). Children (8-12 years old, N=246) imagined themselves in social scenarios (depicted through comics) and indicated the…
Descriptors: Children, Preadolescents, Interpersonal Communication, Decision Making
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