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Self-enhancement models posit a general motive to enhance self-regard that is believed to be particularly strong in people with low self-esteem. We extended previous laboratory research with college students to a field setting and studied the attraction responses of child athletes to coaches who...
Variations of the self-imposed delay-of-gratification situation in preschool were compared to determine when individual differences in this situation may predict aspects of cognitive and self-regulatory competence and coping in adolescence. Preschool children from a university community...
This study examined the idea that (a) reasoning involves construction of mental representations (models) of premises and that (b) there is a developmental progression in the ability of subjects to reason with models containing concrete and abstract elements. Experiment 1 found that for 13- and...
This study examined the effects of multiple phases of cognitive training on older adults’ intellectual performance over a 7-year period as Ss advanced from young-old to old-old age. The study involved a pretest–posttest/no-treatment control-group design. At each of 3 training phases,...
This study examined the role of maternal social behavior in children’s behavioral reactions to provocation. Popular and rejected first graders and their mothers independently completed an intention-cue detection task. Mothers also completed a questionnaire assessing if their responses to their...
To explore the relationship of personality trait differences to the ability of older adults to benefit from an intervention to improve face–name recall, 3 previously validated methods of intervention were used in conjunction with the NEO Personality Inventory ( ). Subjects were 156...
This study was designed to determine groupings of behaviors associated with self-concept development in toddlers and the sequence in which groups of behaviors appear. Mothers of 123 toddlers of ages 14 to 40 months reported on the presence of 25 behaviors associated with the self. A factor...
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