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Bridge II Sports: A Model of Meaningful Activity through Community-Based Adapted Sports
The purpose of this article is to describe the components of a successful integrated community based adapted sports program that is based on a philosophy of personal empowerment and a hub model that spans many communities.
No Child Left Alone: Moral Judgments about Parents Affect Estimates of Risk to Children
In recent decades, Americans have adopted a parenting norm in which every child is expected to be under constant direct adult supervision. Parents who violate this norm by allowing their children to
Toddlers prefer those who win but not when they win by force
It is shown that toddlers preferred a puppet that had won a conflict against another puppet—but only when it won without using force, which suggests that toddlers consider social status when making social evaluations.
Exploring the relation between people’s theories of intelligence and beliefs about brain development
Whether the theories-of-intelligence (TOI) construct are coherent, in the sense that they show up not only in participants’ responses to the three standard assessment items, but on a broad range of questions about intelligence and the brain, is asked.
Simplicity and validity in infant research
This work discusses the tradeoff infancy researchers are forced to make between measurement validity and ecological validity by discussing the underlying logic of using simplified stimuli in studies with infant populations, and presents guidelines for productively challenging the validity of infant research.
Early concepts of intimacy: Young humans use saliva sharing to infer close relationships
It is found that children, toddlers, and infants infer that dyads who share saliva have a distinct relationship, indicating that they can distinguish closeness very early in life.
Children expect leaders to oust intruders, to refrain from aggression, but do not expect leaders to be generally more prosocial
Humans in every society find themselves in social hierarchies, but there is more than one way to attain social rank. Sometimes people attain rank through force—by being stronger or more aggressive
Preferring the Mighty to the Meek: Toddlers Prefer Novel Dominant Agents
Every human society includes social hierarchies-- relationships between individuals and groups of unequal rank or status. Recent research has shown that even preverbal infants represent hierarchical