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In the present study, a new method for conducting person perception research, the confirmability paradigm, was adapted for use with children. In the confirmability paradigm subjects are asked how many behaviors they require before attributing positive and negative traits to other people. This new procedure was used to study developmental differences in the(More)
This study examined whether spontaneously strategic children from two age groups differed in the capacity required to execute a strategy. The strategic behavior of younger (grades K and 1) and older (grades 4 and 5) children (N = 104) was assessed on a selective memory task. Children selected objects to view from a larger pool of objects. The most mature(More)
Using catalase activity as a marker enzyme of microperoxisomes we determined the presence of these organelles in rat cerebral cortex (grey matter) and in brain stem (white matter) throughout development. While in grey matter the values of specific activity of catalase remained constant during all the period studied, in white matter the values increased up(More)
The effect of type of reward agent on children's discounting was examined. In Study 1, 49 preschool children were told two stories illustrated with small dolls and toys. Subjects discounted intrinsic interest in toy A when a "big, mean brother" told a sibling that if he played with toy A he could play with toy B. Discounting did not appear when the reward(More)
The effect of neonatal hyperthyroidism produced by injection of tri-iodothyronine (T3) on myelination and on the microperoxisomal population of the brain was studied in young rats. Data on the lipid composition of myelin show that myelinogenesis starts earlier in treated animals. In coincidence with the early appearance of myelin, there is an increase in(More)
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