|The Impact of Parent Involvement on a Child's Academic Performance
||Parent involvement in a child's education is consistently found to be positively associated with a child's academic performance. However, there has been little investigation of the mechanisms that explain this association. The present study examines ...
|Effortful control and internalizing behaviors: clarifying conceptualization and examining social competence as a mediating mechanism
||The goal of the present research was to clarify conceptual issues in the assessment of effortful control in children and to examine the role of effortful control in the development of internalizing behaviors. Effortful control was assessed through bo...
|Predictors of Hostile Attribution Bias: Child Emotional Reactivity and Parent-Child Hostile Experiences
||The present study aimed to expand the current conceptualized relation between hostile experiences and hostile attribution bias by examining child emotional reactivity as a moderator. In addition, the differential impact of physical and psychological ...
|Vagal regulation and children's social competence
||"Research on the relation between children's physiological capacity to modulate arousal and social competence has been limited and has focused primarily on brain electrical activity or the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Onl...
|The relation of early attachment with kindergarten social preference : an examination of intervening relational and behavioral processes
||"There has been little investigation of the relational and behavioral mechanisms that explain the association between early attachment security and later peer outcomes. The present study longitudinally examined the child characteristics of emotional ...
|Predicting early peer acceptance from toddler peer behavior
||"This study examined the association between toddler peer behaviors, toddler emotion regulation and kindergarten peer behaviors and acceptance using a sample of 128 children. Toddler peer behavior was assessed during play with an unfamiliar peer and ...
|Early parenting and children's kindergarten peer acceptance
||"The purpose of this study was to identify 2 theoretical constructs of parenting and assess the relation of these constructs to children's kindergarten peer acceptance. Participants included 274 children, their mothers, and kindergarten peers. Genera...
|Emotional reactivity, aggression, and peer liking: the roles of gender and maternal socialization of negative emotions
||The purpose of study 1 was to explore the interaction between emotional reactivity and maternal socialization of anger as it predicts physical and relational aggression. Gender differences in this relation were hypothesized and explored. Participants...
|Developmental trajectories of “hot” executive functions across early childhood: contributions of maternal behavior and temperament
||It has been established that children's executive functioning (EF) skills play an important role in psychopathology (e.g., AD/HD) as well as social and academic competence. However, other than the examination of genetic factors, there remains a limit...