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Still Misused After All These Years? A Reevaluation of the Uses of Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Theory of Human Development
A theoretical review published in 2009 revealed that scholars who stated that their research was based on Urie Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory of human development rarely used it appropriately.Expand
The Development of Gratitude in Seven Societies: Cross-Cultural Highlights
This study aimed to examine children’s expression of gratitude in Brazil, China, Guatemala, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States. Participants (N = 2,265) consisted of 7- toExpand
Beliefs About Religious and Scientific Entities Among Parents and Children in Iran
Previous research has shown that children and adults express more confidence in the existence of unobservable scientific (e.g., germs), as compared to religious, phenomena (e.g., the soul). We askedExpand
Measuring parents’ developmental goals for their children: Updating Kağitçibaşi’s approach to autonomy-relatedness in the United States and China
Although many scholars continue to describe cultural differences in terms of the individualism–collectivism distinction, unidimensional measures seem unlikely to capture the richness of culturalExpand
If children won lotteries: materialism, gratitude and imaginary windfall spending
Purpose Despite USA’s emphasis on children as consumers with great spending power, little is known about their actual spending preferences and how they might be linked to personal characterExpand
Coexisting Religious and Scientific Beliefs Among Iranian Parents
Adults in the United States often assume that science and religion conflict because they make competing claims about important domains, such as the origin of species, or the age of the earth. WeExpand
Epistemic justifications for belief in the unobservable: The impact of minority status
The results show that under certain circumstances - notably when holding minority beliefs - tracking the source of beliefs serves as a central epistemic justification. Expand
"It could have been worse": Developmental change in the use of a counterfactual consoling strategy.
Children are less likely than adults to spontaneously apply counterfactual thinking when generating a consoling strategy up through at least age 12years, according to this investigation. Expand