Gisela Trommsdorff

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Can children improve shielding an ongoing task from distractions by if-then planning (i.e., by forming implementation intentions)? In an experimental study, the situational and personal limits of action control by distraction-inhibiting implementation intentions (“If a distraction comes up, then I will ignore it!”) were tested by comparing them to simple(More)
of prosocial behavior and related socialization conditions are well documented in several studies (Eisenberg, 1986; Eisenberg & Fabes, 1998; Hoffman, 2000; Strayer & Roberts, 1989; Zahn-Waxler, Radke-Yarrow, & Wagner, 1992). In general, sympathy fosters prosocial behavior and distress inhibits it (Eisenberg et al., 1989). All these studies were carried out(More)
In the present paper, I aim to both contribute to a culture based theory of self regulation and clarify some mutually constitutive functions of psychological and sociocultural phenomena. I examine the relations between self and culture and the role of these relations in the develop ment of self regulation. Self regulation is based on the intention to modify(More)
In accordance with Bengtson's model of intergenerational solidarity (e.g. Bengtson & Roberts, 1991), the interrelations between adult daughters' family values, their perception of the relationship quality with their parents, the support they reported to give to and to receive from their parents, and their perception of reciprocity in intergenerational(More)
The present study attempts to partly replicate and partly modify the original "Value of Children Study". It is based on the achievements of the original VOC study and attempts to overcome its shortcomings by carrying out a multi-level analysis of the relations between contextual factors, individual value orientations, and parent-child relations over the(More)