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Parental Wealth and Children’s Cognitive Ability, Mental, and Physical Health: Evidence From the UK Millennium Cohort Study

This article investigates the influence of wealth, a frequently neglected aspect of the economic circumstances of families, on children’s development. Using the UK Millennium Cohort Study, it explores whether parental wealth (net total wealth, net housing wealth, net financial wealth, and house value) is associated with children’s cognitive ability,...

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Sensitivity to Visual‐Tactile Colocation on the Body Prior to Skilled Reaching in Early Infancy

Two experiments examined perceptual colocation of visual and tactile stimuli in young infants. Experiment 1 compared 4‐ (n = 15) and 6‐month‐old (n = 12) infants’ visual preferences for visual‐tactile stimulus pairs presented across the same or different feet. The 4‐ and 6‐month‐olds showed, respectively, preferences for colocated and noncolocated conditions,...

Socioeconomic Status Gradients in Young Children’s Well‐Being at School

This study examines the socioeconomic status gradients in children’s well‐being at school using data on the total population of Danish public school children age 6–11 (N = 147,994). Children completed the national well‐being at school survey, an environment‐specific self‐report of satisfaction with school, social well‐being at school, and psychological...

Getting Fewer “Likes” Than Others on Social Media Elicits Emotional Distress Among Victimized Adolescents

Three studies examined the effects of receiving fewer signs of positive feedback than others on social media. In Study 1, adolescents (N = 613, M age = 14.3 years) who were randomly assigned to receive few (vs. many) likes during a standardized social media interaction felt more strongly rejected, and reported more negative affect and more negative...

Can a Domain‐General Spatial Intervention Facilitate Children’s Science Learning? A Lesson From Astronomy

Correlational studies link spatial‐test scores and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics achievement. Here we asked whether children’s understanding of astronomical phenomena would benefit from a prior intervention targeting a core component of children’s projective spatial concepts—understanding that viewers’ visual experiences are affected...

Family Risk and Externalizing Problems in Chilean Children: Mediation by Harsh Parenting and Emotional Support

Latent class analysis and multigroup mediation were used with 8,860 families in Chile to identify risk groups varying in socioeconomic status, family structure, and maternal depression, to determine whether profiles differed in children’s development of externalizing problems (EP) from 35 to 61 months, and maternal parenting that predicted EP. Four...

Behavioral Inhibition in Early Childhood and Adjustment in Late Adolescence in China

This study examined relations between behavioral inhibition in toddlerhood and social, school, and psychological adjustment in late adolescence in China. Data on behavioral inhibition were collected from a sample of 2‐year‐olds (initial N = 247). Follow‐up data were collected at 7 years for peer relationships and 19 years for adjustment across domains....

The Development of Clustering in Episodic Memory: A Cognitive‐Modeling Approach

Younger children’s free recall from episodic memory is typically less organized than recall by older children. To investigate if and how repeated learning opportunities help children use organizational strategies that improve recall, the authors analyzed category clustering across four study‐test cycles. Seven‐year‐olds, 10‐year‐olds, and young adults...

Adaptive Parenting Among Low‐Income Black Mothers and Toddlers’ Regulation of Distress

Parenting differs in purpose and strategy according to cultural background (Brooks‐Gunn & Markman, 2005; Iruka, LaForett, & Odom, 2012). The current study tests a unique latent factor score, Adaptive Parenting, that represents culturally‐relevant, positive parenting behaviors: maternal coping with stress through reframing, maternal scaffolding...

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