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Martins, Carla; Barreto, Ana L.; Baptista, Joana; Osório, Ana; Martins, Eva C.; Verissimo, Manuela – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study investigated the prospective relationship between preschoolers' theory of mind (ToM) skills and academic school readiness, while exploring the possible moderator role played by child gender. The participants were 75 children who were assessed at two time points: when enrolled in the second preschool year (T1) and again 4 months before…
Descriptors: Correlation, Theory of Mind, Preschool Children, School Readiness
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Persram, Ryan J.; Della Porta, Sandra; Scirocco, Alyssa; Howe, Nina; Ross, Hildy S. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
Naturalistic polyadic family conflicts (i.e., involving three or more members) were studied over a 2-year period by comparing disputes originating between siblings (sibling-originated) or a parent and child (parent-child-originated). Conflicts were coded for (a) origination, (b) topic, (c) resolution, and (d) power in 39 families with two children…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Conflict, Sibling Relationship, Family Relationship
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Li-Grining, Christine P.; McKinnon, Rachel D.; Raver, C. Cybele – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
Although existing research has shed much light on the development of ethnic minority children, many studies focus on maladjustment, such as behavioral problems, without also speaking to positive experiences in children's lives, such as friendship. An aspect of development that predicts both positive and negative outcomes for children is…
Descriptors: Self Control, Child Development, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students