Trait social anxiety as a conditional adaptation: A developmental and evolutionary framework
Publication date: March 2020Source: Developmental Review, Volume 55Author(s): Tara A. Karasewich, Valerie A. KuhlmeierAbstractIndividuals with trait social anxiety are disposed to be wary of others. Although feeling social anxiety is unpleasant, evolutionary psychologists consider it to be an adaptation. In current models, social anxiety is described as functioning to have helped our prehistoric ancestors avoid social threat by warning individuals when their interactions with other group members were likely to be negative and motivating them to act in ways to prevent conflict or limit its damage. Thus, trait social anxiety...
Source: Developmental Review - December 6, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 54Author(s): (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - November 30, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Does attachment security predict children’s thinking-about-thinking and thinking-about-feeling? A meta-analytic review
Publication date: December 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 54Author(s): Moniek A.J. Zeegers, Elizabeth Meins, Geert-Jan J.M. Stams, Susan M. Bögels, Cristina ColonnesiAbstractPrevious research presents no clear picture of the association between caregiver–child attachment and the two hallmarks of children’s mentalizing abilities: false-belief understanding (FBU) and emotion understanding (EU). The present meta-analytic study investigated four questions: (a) what is the pooled correlation between attachment and children’s mentalizing abilities, as indicated by FBU and EU?; (b) are there diffe...
Source: Developmental Review - November 27, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: September 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 53Author(s): (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - August 22, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

The development of academic coping in children and youth: A comprehensive review and critique
Publication date: September 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 53Author(s): Ellen A. Skinner, Emily A. SaxtonAbstractUsing a developmental motivational framework, this review synthesized findings from 66 studies focusing on the academic coping of children and youth from 2nd to 12th grade. After reviewing 22 measures of academic coping and recoding the ways of coping assessed in each, we used four main questions to organize study findings: (1) Does coping play a role in students’ academic functioning and success, and does this role differ for children and youth of different ages/grades? (2) What strategies do st...
Source: Developmental Review - August 10, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Meta-analytic review of infants' preferential attention to familiar and unfamiliar face types based on gender and race
Publication date: September 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 53Author(s): Alexandra R. Marquis, Nicole A. SugdenAbstractInfants’ earliest attention shows prioritization of social and communicative signals – faces. Not all faces receive equal attention; infants show early preferential attention to some face types over others. Although the pattern is not consistent across studies, potentially because infant experience varies, sample sizes and effect sizes are small, and methodological parameters are inconsistent, infants seem to show dynamic preferential attention first to familiar or caregiver-like (e.g....
Source: Developmental Review - August 7, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Intrinsic and extrinsic factors predicting infant sleep: Moving beyond main effects
Publication date: September 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 53Author(s): Marie Camerota, Cathi B. Propper, Douglas M. TetiAbstractSleep patterns change dramatically across the earliest years of life and play an important role in children’s daytime functioning. As a result, psychological research has taken an increasing interest in unpacking the many intrinsic (i.e., child characteristics) and extrinsic (i.e., environmental input) factors that influence children’s sleep development. Considerably less attention has been given to understanding the transactional relationships among intrinsic and extrinsic ...
Source: Developmental Review - July 31, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: June 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 52Author(s): (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - July 26, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Familial racial-ethnic socialization of Multiracial American Youth: A systematic review of the literature with MultiCrit
Publication date: September 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 53Author(s): Annabelle L. Atkin, Hyung Chol YooAbstractMultiracial youth are currently the largest demographic group among individuals 18 and under in the United States (Saulny, 2011), and yet there is a dearth of research examining the development of these uniquely racialized individuals. In this article, we systematically review the qualitative and quantitative research available across disciplines regarding how caregivers engage in racial-ethnic socialization with Multiracial American youth to transmit knowledge about race, ethnicity, and culture. We a...
Source: Developmental Review - July 18, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Neural substrates of early executive function development
Publication date: June 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 52Author(s): Abigail Fiske, Karla HolmboeAbstractIn the last decade, advances in neuroimaging technologies have given rise to a large number of research studies that investigate the neural underpinnings of executive function (EF). EF has long been associated with the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and involves both a unified, general element, as well as the distinct, separable elements of working memory, inhibitory control and set shifting. We will highlight the value of utilising advances in neuroimaging techniques to uncover answers to some of the most pressing que...
Source: Developmental Review - July 11, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Disentangling pretend play measurement: Defining the essential elements and developmental progression of pretense
Publication date: June 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 52Author(s): Brittany N. Thompson, Thalia R. GoldsteinAbstractPretend play is a central component of child development, but causal inferences about its effects are difficult to make due to inconsistencies in definitions and measurement. A thorough analysis of how pretense is measured, coherences and disagreements in measurement strategies, and the behaviors involved in pretend play is needed. We review 199 empirical articles where pretend play was measured and propose a new hierarchical developmental progression of pretend play, rooted in developmental theory ...
Source: Developmental Review - June 23, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Interventions targeting working memory in 4–11 year olds within their everyday contexts: A systematic review
Publication date: June 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 52Author(s): Anita Rowe, Jill Titterington, Joni Holmes, Lucy Henry, Laurence TaggartAbstractIt has been suggested that diverse interventions applied within children’s everyday contexts have the potential to improve working memory (WM) and produce transfer to real-world skills but little is known about the effectiveness of these approaches. This review aims to examine systematically the effectiveness of non-computerised interventions with 4–11 year olds to identify: (i) their effects on WM; (ii) whether benefits extend to near- and far-transfer m...
Source: Developmental Review - March 10, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: March 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 51Author(s): (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - February 13, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Why do infants help? A simple action reveals a complex phenomenon
Publication date: March 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 51Author(s): Moritz Köster, Joscha KärtnerAbstractWhy do infants spontaneously begin to help others early in their second year of life? Building on the seminal work by Warneken and Tomasello, a decade of intense research has revealed several critical developmental processes that contribute to infants’ early helping tendencies. Given the multifaceted nature of this research, here we will review empirical and theoretical advances in the field from a developmental systems perspective. The principal assumption of this perspective is that the devel...
Source: Developmental Review - February 7, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Unpacking ‘culture’: Caregiver socialization of emotion and child functioning in diverse families
Publication date: March 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 51Author(s): Vaishali V. Raval, Bethany L. WalkerAbstractSocialization of children’s emotions is implicated in a variety of child outcomes including children’s social and emotional competence, peer relations, self-esteem, and internalizing and externalizing behavior problems. Recognizing the importance of culture, an emerging body of literature has examined caregiver socialization of children’s emotions in culturally diverse groups and has shown both similarities and variation in parental emotion-related socialization behaviors. Preliminary ...
Source: Developmental Review - January 25, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Social touch, CT touch and massage therapy: A narrative review
Publication date: March 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 51Author(s): Tiffany FieldAbstractThis narrative review summarizes research on three forms of touch that have enhanced development and well-being. These include social touch, CT touch, and massage therapy. The lightest form of touch called CT touch (stimulation of unmyelinated afferents) is important for parent-infant and romantic relationships and for pain syndromes. Social touch including hugging and handholding is also important for those relationships. And the deepest form of touch, i.e. moderate pressure massage therapy, has been important for reducing s...
Source: Developmental Review - January 13, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

The neglect–enrichment continuum: Characterizing variation in early caregiving environments
Publication date: March 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 51Author(s): Lucy S. King, Kathryn L. Humphreys, Ian H. GotlibAbstractThe nature and consequences of threat in the caregiving environment have been widely studied and discussed. The construct of psychosocial neglect, however, has received less attention. In this paper, we advance a novel framework for examining the nature and consequences of neglect, which we posit can be represented as variations along a continuum from severe psychosocial neglect to environmental enrichment. Recognizing that caregiving is multi-dimensional, we conceptualize enriching input f...
Source: Developmental Review - January 11, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

‘Over-imitation’: A review and appraisal of a decade of research
Publication date: March 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 51Author(s): Stefanie Hoehl, Stefanie Keupp, Hanna Schleihauf, Nicola McGuigan, David Buttelmann, Andrew WhitenAbstractAfter seeing an action sequence children and adults tend to copy causally relevant and, more strikingly, even perceivably unnecessary actions in relation to the given goal. This phenomenon, termed “over-imitation”, has inspired much empirical research in the past decade as well as lively theoretical debate on its cognitive underpinnings and putative role in the transmission of cultural knowledge. Here, we offer a comprehensive rev...
Source: Developmental Review - January 4, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

How children talk about events: Implications for eliciting and analyzing eyewitness reports
Publication date: March 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 51Author(s): Sonja P. Brubacher, Carole Peterson, David La Rooy, Jason J. Dickinson, Debra Ann PooleAbstractLegal and social service professionals often question whether various features of young witnesses’ responses during interviews are characteristic of children’s event reports or whether these features are concerning findings that reflect degraded memory, outside influence, or other phenomena. To assist helping professionals and researchers who collect data through interviews, we aggregated findings from child eyewitness studies and revisited ...
Source: Developmental Review - December 28, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Specific maternal brain responses to their own child’s face: An fMRI meta-analysis
Publication date: March 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 51Author(s): Paola Rigo, Pilyoung Kim, Gianluca Esposito, Diane L. Putnick, Paola Venuti, Marc H. BornsteinAbstractHow special is her own child to a mother? Research that has focused on mothers’ brain responses to their own child has revealed the involvement of multiple subcortical and cortical brain regions, but less is known about which brain regions are systematically activated across these studies. This meta-analysis aims to identify specific neural regions associated with “own child” compared to “other child”. To ensure the ...
Source: Developmental Review - December 15, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Threat-related attention bias in socioemotional development: A critical review and methodological considerations
Publication date: March 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 51Author(s): Xiaoxue Fu, Koraly Pérez-EdgarAbstractCross-sectional evidence suggests that attention bias to threat is linked to anxiety disorders and anxiety vulnerability in both children and adults. However, there is a lack of developmental evidence regarding the causal mechanisms through which attention bias to threat might convey risks for socioemotional problems, such as anxiety. Gaining insights into this question demands longitudinal research to track the complex interplay between threat-related attention and socioemotional functioning. Developi...
Source: Developmental Review - December 13, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Parents’ perceptions about infant emotions: A narrative cross-disciplinary systematic literature review
Publication date: March 2019Source: Developmental Review, Volume 51Author(s): Lauren R. Bader, Hillary N. Fouts (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - December 4, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 50, Part BAuthor(s): (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - November 29, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 50, Part AAuthor(s): (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - October 11, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Towards a Cultural Developmental Science: Introduction to the Special Issue
Publication date: December 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 50, Part AAuthor(s): Qi Wang (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - October 11, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Towards a Cultural Developmental Science: Discussion by Robert A. LeVine
Publication date: December 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 50, Part AAuthor(s): (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - October 11, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Autonomic nervous system functioning assessed during the still-face paradigm: A meta-analysis and systematic review of methods, approach and findings
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Karen Jones-Mason, Abbey Alkon, Michael Coccia, Nicole R. BushAbstractAnimal and human research suggests that the development of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) is particularly sensitive to early parenting experiences. The Still-Face Paradigm (SFP), one of the most widely used measures to assess infant reactivity and emotional competence, evokes infant self-regulatory responses to parental interaction and disengagement. This systematic review of 33 peer-reviewed studies identifies patterns of parasympathetic (PNS) and sympathetic ...
Source: Developmental Review - October 4, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

A conceptual framework for studying COntext Dynamics in Aging (CODA)
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Hans-Werner Wahl, Denis GerstorfAbstractResearch on the role of how individual functioning and development are contextually embedded has a long and rich tradition in a variety of disciplines. However, the multitude of different contexts that shape adult development and aging are not well understood as are the processes by which these contexts operate. We propose a conceptual framework to combine, organize, and integrate the so far often isolated bodies of conceptual perspectives and empirical insights gained in contextual aging scien...
Source: Developmental Review - October 4, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Peer influence in the development of adolescent antisocial behavior: Advances from dynamic social network studies
Publication date: Available online 31 August 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Jelle J. Sijtsema, Siegwart M. LindenbergAbstractIn adolescence, peer influences are important in the development of antisocial behavior. Previous empirical work has often focused on peer similarity to make claims about peer influence. However, peer similarity can be the result of both peer selection and influence, or general social network processes, such as reciprocity (preference for mutual friendships) and transitivity (preference for becoming friends with the friends of one’s friend). Empirically, it is often difficult to sep...
Source: Developmental Review - September 1, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: September 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 49Author(s): (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - August 19, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

SES disparities in early math abilities: The contributions of parents’ math cognitions, practices to support math, and math talk
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Leanne Elliott, Heather J. BachmanAbstractSES disparities in early math achievement are large and persistent across development and yet relatively understudied. Given the early emergence of these gaps, it is unlikely that school factors can explain why low-SES children tend to start school behind their peers in math skills. Rather, we argue that characteristics of parents, including their beliefs about math, their practices to support math, and their language about math concepts, mediate the observed associations between SES and math le...
Source: Developmental Review - August 15, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Does peer victimization predict low self-esteem, or does low self-esteem predict peer victimization? Meta-analyses on longitudinal studies
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Mitch van Geel, Anouk Goemans, Wendy Zwaanswijk, Gianluca Gini, Paul VedderAbstractIn the current study two meta-analyses are performed on longitudinal studies on peer victimization and self-esteem. The goal of these meta-analyses was to analyze whether a low self-esteem predicts future peer victimization, or whether peer victimization predicts future low self-esteem. The databases PsycINFO, MEDLINE, and ERIC were searched for relevant literature. Two authors independently went through the retrieved articles and found four doctoral disse...
Source: Developmental Review - August 1, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Parenting and socioemotional development in infancy and early childhood
Publication date: Available online 30 July 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Heidi KellerAbstractThis paper is based in a conception of culture that is rooted in contextual/demographic parameters. It is argued that the degree of formal education is influencing the age of first parenthood, the number of children and family composition. Particular norms and values as well as behavioral conventions are related to the socio demographic milieus. Socialization goals, parenting beliefs and parenting behaviors are framed by these cultural models. Two prototypical cultural models, psychological autonomy with psychological ...
Source: Developmental Review - July 31, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

“If you really love me, you will do/be…”: Parental psychological control and its implications for children's adjustment
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Miri Scharf, Limor GoldnerAbstractParental psychological control (PPC) involves attempts to control the child through psychological tactics that invalidate the child's sense of self, and has adverse effects across cultural contexts. PPC restricts and violates children's basic needs for security, closeness and relatedness, and competence and autonomy, and it disrupts the autonomy–connection balance. Because of PPC’s harmful effects, it is important to understand and study its precursors, the circumstances and contexts that migh...
Source: Developmental Review - July 21, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: March 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 47Author(s): (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Examination of associations between informal help-seeking behavior, social support, and adolescent psychosocial outcomes: A meta-analysis
This study presents a systematic review and meta-analysis exploring both help-seeking behavior from informal sources and social support in their association with psychosocial outcomes in adolescence. The meta-analysis examines 79 effect sizes from 8 studies, analyzing data on informal help-seeking from 5285 youth aged 12–19 years. For social support, the meta-analysis examines 378 effect sizes from 51 studies, analyzing data from 196,247 youth aged 12–19 years. The results of a series of random effects models showed significant associations between help-seeking from informal sources and each of externalizing be...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

The influences of described and experienced information on adolescent risky decision making
Publication date: March 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 47Author(s): Gail M. Rosenbaum, Vinod Venkatraman, Laurence Steinberg, Jason M. CheinAbstractAdolescents are known to take more risks than adults, which can be harmful to their health and well-being. However, despite age differences in real-world risk taking, laboratory risk-taking paradigms often do not evince these developmental patterns. Recent findings in the literature suggest that this inconsistency may be due in part to differences between how adolescents process information about risk when it is described (e.g., in a description-based classroom interv...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Empathy from infancy to adolescence: An attachment perspective on the development of individual differences
Publication date: March 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 47Author(s): Jessica A. Stern, Jude CassidyAbstractEmpathy involves understanding and “feeling with” others’ emotions, and is an essential capacity underlying sensitive care in humans and other species. Evidence suggests that the roots of empathy appear early in ontogeny, and that individual differences in empathy bear meaningfully on children’s social behavior and relationships throughout development. Here we draw upon attachment theory to provide a conceptual model of how attachment may contribute to individual differences in empathi...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Contributions and challenges of cultural research on the development of social cognition
Publication date: Available online 22 March 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Joan G. Miller, Matthew Wice, Namrata GoyalAbstractDrawing from our cross-cultural research on social attribution, interpersonal morality, and motivation, we identify contributions as well as challenges of cultural research in developmental psychology. Cultural research not only is valuable in enhancing awareness of diversity in developmental outcomes but in providing new conceptual insights into existing psychological claims and greater awareness of culturally variable developmental endpoints and pathways. We argue for the need to condu...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Studying cognitive development in cultural context: A multi-level analysis approach
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Qi WangAbstractI discuss a multi-level analysis approach in the study of cognitive development in cultural context. In this approach, culture is conceived of as a system and a process of symbolic mediation, where values, norms, and beliefs manifest in and through customs, rituals, and practices in directing and regulating both intrapersonal and interpersonal psychological functions. To capture the dynamic process in which cognitive development unfolds in cultural context, this approach examines the influence of culture on the developing ...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Culture, temperament, and social and psychological adjustment
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Xinyin ChenAbstractRelative to personality and many behavioral attributes, temperament is believed to be determined to a greater extent by genetic and other biological factors. Nevertheless, personal and social experiences are involved in temperamental development. In this paper, I discuss issues related to culture, temperament, and adjustment mainly from a contextual-developmental perspective, which emphasizes the role of social evaluation processes in bridging culture and temperamental development. The review of the research findings i...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Resilience among immigrant youth: The role of culture, development and acculturation
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Frosso Motti-StefanidiAbstractThe resilient adaptation of immigrant youth in host societies is consequential for their wellbeing and for the prosperity of society. Significant diversity is observed in their adaptation. The key question of this article is “Who among immigrant youth does well and why?”. The adaptation of immigrant youth is examined in a developmental context, through the lens of culture, integrating acculturation and social psychological variables. Culture has been largely neglected in the study of resilience. ...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Question-asking in childhood: A review of the literature and a framework for understanding its development
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2018Source: Developmental ReviewAuthor(s): Samuel Ronfard, Imac M. Zambrana, Tone K. Hermansen, Deborah KelemenAbstractChildren’s ability to query others is remarkable because it attests to their coordination of a range of complex cognitive capacities and because it allows them to initiate and redirect pedagogical exchanges. It is therefore a catalyst for their ability to learn from others. However, despite its importance for cognitive developmental theorizing and its implications for educational practice, relative to other aspects of children’s exploratory behavior, re...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Midlife risk factors for late-life cognitive decline
Publication date: June 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 48Author(s): Sarah Carroll, Eric TurkheimerAbstractCognitive aging is a distinct process of gradual change in cognitive function throughout the lifespan, with the most pronounced decline occurring in memory and reaction time during old age (Blazer, Yaffe, & Karlawish, 2015). A multitude of factors in midlife predict subsequent cognitive decline. This paper reviews research from five areas of midlife functioning that are associated with late-life cognitive impairment, ranging from mild decline to clinical manifestations of dementia. Within each area, risk a...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

A meta-analytic review of the event-related potentials (ERN and N2) in childhood and adolescence: Providing a developmental perspective on the conflict monitoring theory
Publication date: June 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 48Author(s): Sharon L. LoAbstractEffortful control (EC) is characterized by the ability to effectively inhibit and execute behaviors that are adaptively attuned to a specific context. Two event-related potentials (ERPs) known as the error-related negativity (ERN) and N2 are thought to measure EC, but the nature and function of these neural markers are not well understood in children. The present study provides the first comprehensive meta-analytic review of mean-level amplitude differences in the ERN and N2 from childhood to adolescence to quantify development...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Parenting in context: Revisiting Belsky’s classic process of parenting model in early childhood
Publication date: June 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 48Author(s): Lindsay Taraban, Daniel S. ShawAbstractJay Belsky’s process of parenting model, published in 1984, continues to be widely referenced within the scientific literature. The main premise of this model is that parenting is multiply determined and is influenced by characteristics of the parent, child, and social context. In this review, we survey the theoretical and empirical literature that has accumulated related to the model within the past 30 years, with a focus on interactions among contextual factors and the applicability of the process m...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Great expectations? Do mothers’ and fathers’ prenatal thoughts and feelings about the infant predict parent-infant interaction quality? A meta-analytic review
Publication date: June 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 48Author(s): Sarah Foley, Claire HughesAbstractDrawing on data gathered from 14 studies involving a total of 1862 mothers and fathers, this meta-analysis reviews the measures that are used to tap into thoughts and feelings about the unborn infant during pregnancy and examines links between these prenatal measures and parent-child interaction quality. Questionnaire scores for parental-fetal attachment and interview ratings of expectant parents’ representations of their infant showed modest but robust associations with observed parent-child interaction qua...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

I can do this! The development and calibration of children’s expectations for success and competence beliefs
Publication date: June 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 48Author(s): Katherine Muenks, Allan Wigfield, Jacquelynne S. EcclesAbstractWe review work on the development of children and adolescents’ expectancy and competence beliefs for academic achievement domains across the elementary and secondary school years, and how they become calibrated to children’s performance. The work reviewed stems from prominent achievement motivation theories: expectancy-value theory, social cognitive theory, self-worth theory, and self-determination theory. Broadly, research on the development of children’s expectancy ...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: June 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 48Author(s): (Source: Developmental Review)
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Stigma-based bullying interventions: A systematic review
Publication date: June 2018Source: Developmental Review, Volume 48Author(s): Valerie A. Earnshaw, Sari L. Reisner, David D. Menino, V. Paul Poteat, Laura M. Bogart, Tia N. Barnes, Mark A. SchusterAbstractYouth living with socially devalued characteristics (e.g., minority sexual orientation, race, and/or ethnicity; disability; obesity) experience frequent bullying. This stigma-based bullying undermines youths’ wellbeing and academic achievement, with lifelong consequences. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based interventions to a...
Source: Developmental Review - July 10, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research