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Cameron, Margaret E.; Zeman, Janice L. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
n the field of emotion development, there is a shortage in different approaches to evaluate emotion processes, particularly in adolescents. The current study developed an Implicit Association Test (IAT) for adolescent emotion expression. Participants were 120 adolescents (M[subscript age] = 14.69 years, SD = 11.11 months; 75.8% White; 50% girls)…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Emotional Development, Adolescents, Predictive Validity
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Kiuru, Noona; Hirvonen, Riikka; Ahonen, Timo – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
The aim of this study was twofold: (a) to assess the psychometric properties of the Revised Early Adolescent Temperament Questionnaire (EATQ-R) and the Revised Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ-R) among 685 Finnish early adolescents and their parents and (b) to investigate the extent to which adolescents and their parents share similar…
Descriptors: Personality, Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Psychometrics
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Archbell, Kristen A.; Coplan, Robert J.; Nocita, Gabriella; Rose-Krasnor, Linda – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
The goals of the present study were (a) to explore different aspects of children's participation in structured performing arts activities (e.g., dance and music); and (b) to examine links between participation in performing arts and indices of socioemotional functioning. Participants were N = 166 children (75 boys and 91 girls) in Grade 1 (n = 70,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Student Participation, Theater Arts
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Frazier, Andrew L.; Cooley, John L.; Fite, Paula J.; Poqiuiz, Jon – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
Studies examining the link between psychological control and peer victimization are limited. The current study extends knowledge of the role of parental psychological control in predicting children's experiences of peer victimization by longitudinally evaluating the moderating role of emotion inhibition. Gender differences in this effect were also…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Victims, Peer Relationship, Predictor Variables
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Miller, Stephanie E.; Reavis, Rachael E.; Avila, Brittany N. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
Despite our wealth of knowledge regarding theory of mind (ToM) development in preschool, less is known about development and the processes that support ToM into middle childhood. The current study examined potential cognitive (i.e., executive function, verbal intelligence, and nonverbal intelligence) and social (i.e., socioeconomic status,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Theory of Mind, Executive Function, Friendship
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Etkin, Rebecca G.; Bowker, Julie C. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
For the first time, we investigate associations between overprotective behavior within the context of adolescent friendships and psychosocial outcomes. Young adolescents participating in two studies (Ns = 270 and 179; 49% boys) completed self-report measures of psychological functioning, social problems (also assessed with peer nominations), and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Antisocial Behavior, Early Adolescents, Social Problems
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Moriguchi, Yusuke; Todo, Naoya – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
Having an imaginary companion (IC) is a fascinating example of children's imaginative and pretend play. However, there are inconsistencies in the reported prevalence of children's ICs. This study examined how culture may affect this prevalence. We conducted a meta-analysis to assess whether the culture, as well as age, assessment method, sex, and…
Descriptors: Incidence, Imagination, Friendship, Play
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Bélanger, Marie-Ève; Desrosiers, Kim; Bernier, Annie – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
This study examined the reciprocal associations between sleep (duration and quality) and aggressive behavior in toddlers. The sample consisted of 82 children (43 boys and 39 girls) and their parents who completed two assessments, when children were 2 and 3 years old. At both time points, children wore an actigraph for 3 consecutive days to assess…
Descriptors: Sleep, Aggression, Child Behavior, Toddlers
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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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Hutchison, Sarah M.; Müller, Ulrich – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
"Weight-related attitudes" refer to negative attitudes toward individuals because they are overweight or obese. These attitudes are widespread among children and adults and have been proven to be recalcitrant to intervention. To develop more effective interventions, it is necessary to understand the origin and development of explicit and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Negative Attitudes, Self Concept, Obesity
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Clem, Anna-Leena; Aunola, Kaisa; Hirvonen, Riika; Määttä, Sami; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Kiuru, Noona – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
This study investigated longitudinal associations between mathematics- and literacy-related causal attributions and self-concepts of ability among Finnish adolescents (N = 237). Questionnaires were administered to adolescents in Grades 7 and 9 to obtain information on their causal attributions and self-concepts of ability. The results showed that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Concept, Attribution Theory, Longitudinal Studies
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Galián, María D.; Ato, Ester; Fernández-Vilar, María Angeles – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between effortful control and language performance, and the mediation effect of sociometric status on this relationship. The sample comprised 472 Spanish children 6-8 years old. To measure temperament, the parents were given the Temperament in Middle Childhood Questionnaire (TMCQ). The…
Descriptors: Sociometric Techniques, Correlation, Language Acquisition, Foreign Countries
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Cassetta, Briana D.; Pexman, Penny M.; Goghari, Vina M. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
Theory of mind (ToM) refers to the ability to make inferences about mental states. Thus far, little research has examined ToM development in middle childhood. Importantly, recent studies have distinguished between making inferences about beliefs (cognitive ToM) and emotions (affective ToM). ToM has also been associated with executive functioning,…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Inferences, Executive Function, Cognitive Processes
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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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Breslend, Nicole Lafko; Shoulberg, Erin K.; Wagner, Caitlin; Murray-Close, Dianna; Holterman, Leigh Ann – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
The purpose of the current investigation was to examine if autonomic nervous system reactivity moderated the association between relational victimization and two established outcomes of peer maltreatment, anxious/depressive symptoms and anxious rejection sensitivity. A total of 119 female (M[subscript age] = 12.47, SD[subscript age] = 1.96)…
Descriptors: Correlation, Victims, Stress Variables, Physiology
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