|Weight stereotyping in young children: an early personality reasoning perspective in 3- to 6-year-olds
||Weight stereotyping is the relative devaluation of an overweight body size (Sigelman, Miller, & Whitworth, 1986), which has been detected as early as 3 years of age (Cramer & Steinwert, 1998). Previous studies of weight stereotypes have not b...
|The effects of guilt on young children's cognitive processing
||The present study examined the effects of induced guilt on 3- to 5-year-olds' cognitive performance. Participants underwent mood induction procedures and then completed cognitive tasks (i.e., Dimensional Change Card Sort, Shape School task, and Globa...
|Expertise in unexpected places: selective social learning from counter-normative experts
||Previous research demonstrates that children prefer to use information given by people of their own gender when learning about their environment. However, young children are also very sensitive to the specialized knowledge, or expertise, of others. T...
|When peer performance matters: effects of expertise and trait information on children’s self-evaluations in a social comparison setting
||People often evaluate their own skills in relation to others’ performance. Two experiments examined the influence of peer characteristics on children’s responses to upward social comparisons (i.e., peers who outperformed them). In Experiment 1, a tot...