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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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Denio, Erin B.; Keane, Susan P.; Dollar, Jessica M.; Calkins, Susan D.; Shanahan, Lilly – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
Peer victimization is a well-established risk factor for children's internalizing problems. We longitudinally examined the moderating role of children's early perceptions of positive peer relationships and inhibitory control on the association between peer victimization at age 6 and internalizing symptoms at age 10. Perceptions of peer…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Behavior Problems, Inhibition
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Clifford, Brandon N.; Nelson, Larry J.; Evans, Cortney A. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2020
Language serves as a mechanism through which children are able to interact and communicate with others. Thus, when children do not develop language at a typical pace, there may be cause for concern. The purpose of the current study was to examine the language production of children displaying various forms of social withdrawal (reticent,…
Descriptors: Withdrawal (Psychology), Language Skills, Language Impairments, Aggression
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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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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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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