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Marcus, Maria; Haden, Catherine A.; Uttal, David H. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
This study addressed whether providing mothers and children with engineering information would promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) talk during interactions in a building-construction exhibit and later when remembering the experience at home. A total of 40 mothers and their 5- to 6-year-old children (M = 5.87) were…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Museums, Mothers, Young Children
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Moore, Kristin Anderson – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2006
Basic research can inform social policy in a number of ways. First, it can draw the attention of policy makers to problems. Second, it can deflect policy makers away from focusing on issues that are not really problems. Third, it can help policy makers understand whether or not factors are causally related to problems and the processes underlying…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Researchers, Research, Access to Information