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Ursache Alexandra, Gouley Kathleen Kiely, Dawson-McClure Spring, Barajas-Gonzalez R. Gabriela, Calzada Esther J., Goldfeld Keith S., Brotman Laurie Miller, November/December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined longitudinal relations between emotion knowledge (EK) in pre-kindergarten (pre-K; Mage = 4.8 years) and math and reading achievement 1 and 3 years later in a sample of 1,050 primarily Black children (over half from immigrant…
Johnson Stacy R., Finlon Kristy J., Izard Carroll E., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This article describes the development and evaluation of the Behavior and Emotion Expression Observation System (BEEOS), a direct observation tool to characterize preschoolers' social and emotion behaviors during semistructured…
Merz Emily C., Landry Susan H., Zucker Tricia A., Barnes Marcia A., Assel Michael A., Taylor Heather B., Lonigan Christopher J., Phillips Beth M., Clancy-Menchetti Jeanine, Eisenberg Nancy, Spinrad Tracy L., Valiente Carlos, De Villiers Jill G., School Readiness Research Consortium, September/October 2016
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This study examined longitudinal associations between specific parenting factors and delay inhibition in socioeconomically disadvantaged preschoolers. At Time 1, parents and 2- to 4-year-old children (mean age =3.21 years; N=247) participated in a…
Pollack Brittany, Hojnoski Robin L., DuPaul George J., Kern Lee, March, 2016
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Peer Reviewed
The acquisition of positive peer play behavior is an important aspect of child development and an indicator of social competence. Engaging in peer play may pose challenges for children with internalizing and externalizing disorders, particularly…
Merz Emily C., Landry Susan H., Johnson Ursula, Williams Jeffrey M., Jung Kwanghee, Q1 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Caregiver responsiveness has been theorized and found to support children's early executive function(EF) development. This study examined the effects of an intervention that targeted family child care provider responsiveness on children's EF. Family…
Locke Robin L., Miller Alison L., Seifer Ronald, Heinze Justin E., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
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This study examined contextually inappropriate (CI) anger in relation to emotion recognition and situation knowledge, negative social experiences, and externalizing behavior among low-income 4-yearolds attending Head Start (n = 134). Approximately…
Bernard Kristin, Peloso Elizabeth, Laurenceau Jean-Philippe, Zhang Zhiyong, Dozier Mary, March/April 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The transition to out-of-home child care brings a number of challenges for children, including complex peer interactions and extended separations from parents. Children often show a midmorning to afternoon rise in cortisol on child-care days,…
Goelman Hillel, Zdaniuk Bozena, Boyce W. Thomas, Armstrong Jeffrey M., Essex Marilyn J., July/August 2014
Reports & Papers
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Moderating effects of non-parental preschool child care quality on the impact of maternal mental health risks on children's behavioral and mental health outcomes were examined. The paper presents data both on the concurrent buffering effects on…
Morgan Judith K., Izard Carroll E., Hyde Christopher, May, 2014
Reports & Papers
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Children's emotional reactivity may interact with their regulatory behaviors to contribute to internalizing problems and social functioning even early in development. Ninety-one preschool children participated in a longitudinal project examining…
Shernoff Elisa S., Hill Carri, Danis Barbara, Leventhal Bennett, Wakschlag Lauren S., April-June 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Comprehensive assessments that include parents and teachers are essential when assessing young children vulnerable to emotional and behavioral problems given the multiple systems and contexts that influence and support optimal development (U.…
Nahmias Allison S., Kase Colleen, Mandell David S., April, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little comparative research examines which community-based preschool intervention placements produce the best outcomes for which children with autism spectrum disorders. Autism-specific placements can provide intensive evidence based care; however,…
Lipscomb Shannon T., Laurent Heidemarie, Neiderhiser Jenae M., Shaw Daniel, Natsuaki Misaki N., Reiss David, Leve Leslie D., January, 2014
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The current study examined interactions among genetic influences and children's early environments on the development of externalizing behaviors from 18 months to 6 years of age. Participants included 233 families linked through adoption (birth…
Johnson Stacy R., Seidenfeld Adina M., Izard Carroll E., Kobak Roger, Q2 2013
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A study of the relationship between Head Start classroom quality and pro-social behavior among children whose parents or guardians exhibit high levels of depressive symptoms, based on data from 194 Head Start preschoolers in 28 classrooms
Sherry Tisamarie Bose, August, 2012
Reports & Papers
In this study, I apply methods from the literature on broken experiments to the HSIS, to account for heterogeneity in the care settings of control group children and address two fundamental questions about Head Start: first, what is the incremental…
Bick Johanna, Dozier Mary, Perkins Erica, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between young children's secure and insecure attachment classifications and children's and parents' behaviors during naturalistic reunions after a day in child care, based on data from 58 parent-child dyads from a full-…