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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
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Nida, Robert E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the eyewitness memory performance of 3- and 5-year-old African American children (N = 33) from lowincome households. The children were asked to remember the routine details of a physical examination immediately after the physical exam and again after a delay interval of 6 weeks. Age-related…
Descriptors: Memory, African American Children, Low Income Groups, Preschool Children
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Vaillancourt, Tracy; Brittain, Heather; Haltigan, John D.; Ostrov, Jamie M.; Muir, Cameron – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
We examined whether the moderating role of cortisol in the relation between physical peer victimization and physical aggression was better accounted for by a diathesis-stress model or a differential susceptibility model using a multi-informant approach (direct observations, teacher reports, and parent reports) of 198 preschool-aged children…
Descriptors: Correlation, Aggression, Child Care, Teacher Attitudes
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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Torquati, Julia C.; Garcia, Aileen; Ren, Lixin – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
The current study examined the effects of parent-child and teacher-child relationships on behavior regulation of children at risk. In particular, the amplifying or attenuating effect of one context (i.e., teacher-child relationships) for another context (i.e., parent-child relationship) on children's behavior regulation was examined. Participants…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, At Risk Students, Self Control, Parent Child Relationship
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Murphy, Tia Panfile; Jehl, Brianna; Hamel, Kayla; McCurdy, Kelsey; Halt, Allison – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
The quality of the attachment bond between a child and a caregiver can have lasting effects on how the child perceives, interprets, and recalls events through the filtering of internal working models. Previous research has shown that secure children tend to recall emotional information better than insecure children. The current study examined the…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Story Reading, Security (Psychology), Child Development
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Wang, Feihong; Algina, James; Snyder, Patricia; Cox, Martha – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
We examined children's task engagement during a challenging puzzle task in the presence of their primary caregivers by using a representative sample of rural children from six high-poverty counties across two states. Weighted longitudinal confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling were used to identify a task engagement factor…
Descriptors: Puzzles, Toddlers, Rural Population, Psychological Patterns
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Garcia, Aileen S.; Ren, Lixin; Esteraich, Jan M.; Raikes, Helen H. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
This study was designed to examine whether parenting stress and child behavioral problems are significant predictors of parent-child conflict in the context of low-income families and how these relations are moderated by maternal nativity. The authors conducted multiple regression analyses to examine relations between teachers' report of…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Parents, Anxiety
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Miller, Stephanie E.; Marcovitch, Stuart; Boseovski, Janet J.; Lewkowicz, David J. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
The use and understanding of ordinal terms (e.g., "first" and "second") is a developmental milestone that has been relatively unexplored in the preschool age range. In the present study, 4- and 5-year-olds watched as a reward was placed in one of three train cars labeled by the experimenter with an ordinal (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Preschool Children, Linguistics, Form Classes (Languages)
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Camodeca, Marina; Taraschi, Emanuela – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This work considers a still uninvestigated research issue-namely, whether parents' moral disengagement affected preschool children's externalizing behavior. Participants were 245 children (126 girls and 119 boys) aged 3-6 years. Parents' moral disengagement was assessed in terms of their externalization of blame and their indifference in reactions…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Educational Practices, Moral Values
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Misailidi, Plousia; Kornilaki, Ekaterina N. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study examined the development of children's reasoning about the afterlife and its relationship with parental afterlife beliefs and testimony. A total of 123 children aged 5, 7, and 10 years were read a story describing the events that led to a person's death. After hearing the story, children were asked questions about the dead agent's…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Logical Thinking, Parents
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