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Developmental psychology

This section covers the study of human development in psychology, with particular focus on developmental processes and mechanisms, and on the transformations and changes that occur at all stages of the life span. Studies of any aspect of psychological development are appropriate to this section, such as motor, perceptual, cognitive, socio-cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social, moral, and personality development. The section also welcomes manuscripts on atypical development and developmental psychopathology which contribute to the field. The section accepts papers on genetic, biological, interpersonal, educational, social, and cultural factors that affect human psychological development, and which are relevant to education or well-being, across a large number of contexts.

  1. Content type: Research

    One of the primary means of communicating with a baby is through touch. Nurturing physical touch promotes healthy physiological development in social mammals, including humans. Physiology influences wellbeing ...

    Authors: Darcia Narvaez, Lijuan Wang, Alison Cheng, Tracy R. Gleason, Ryan Woodbury, Angela Kurth and Jennifer Burke Lefever

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:16

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    Episodic foresight (EF) refers to the ability to anticipate future states of the self. Despite almost two decades of research, no studies explored how family context variables relate to the development of this...

    Authors: Alejandro Vásquez-Echeverría, Clementina Tomás and Orlanda Cruz

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:12

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    The study of intimate partner violence has historically focused on violence perpetrated on females by males, but recent research suggests that, at least in teenage couples, the difference between genders is de...

    Authors: María Penado Abilleira, María Luisa Rodicio-García, Tania Corrás Vázquez, María Paula Ríos de Deus and María Josefa Iglesias Cortizas

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:11

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  4. Content type: Research

    The literature has few studies on the quality of the mother-child interaction when mothers suffer from chronic anxiety and depression. This study aimed to compare characteristics of the interaction between 14-...

    Authors: Eloisa Pelizzon Dib, Flávia Helena Pereira Padovani and Gimol Benzaquen Perosa

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:10

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  5. Content type: Research

    Sleep problems are common in children and can have an effect on behavioral and emotional functioning. Despite the importance of sleep for children’s health, there is a lack of studies on this topic in Brazil. ...

    Authors: Renatha El Rafihi-Ferreira, Maria Laura Nogueira Pires and Edwiges Ferreira de Mattos Silvares

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:5

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  6. Content type: Research

    Internalizing problems (depression, anxiety, social anxiety, somatic complaints, post-traumatic symptoms, and obsession-compulsion) are very important in adolescents’ development. These problems can be related...

    Authors: Carlos Salavera, Pablo Usán and Pilar Teruel

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:4

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  7. Content type: Research

    Bullying is a complex social phenomenon, which is common in peer relationships and is influenced by different individual and contextual characteristics. Despite broad knowledge on the importance of the family ...

    Authors: Laila Akerman, Juliane Callegaro Borsa, Ilana Landim and Bheatrix Bienemann

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:31

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  8. Content type: Review

    The objective of this article is to analyze the understanding of the concept of consciousness in Piaget. The theme of consciousness is a key concept in Piaget’s theory and he is one of the few psychologists to...

    Authors: Tania Stoltz

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:30

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  9. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this descriptive-correlational study was to investigate possible associations between maternal socialization goals and prosocial behavior (spontaneous helping) among children living in a rural c...

    Authors: Bianca Reis Fonseca, Lília Iêda Chaves Cavalcante, Joscha Kärtner and Moritz Köster

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:27

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  10. Content type: Review

    Physical punishment remains a common practice in the USA despite significant empirical evidence of its potential harm and ineffectiveness, arguments that its use violates children’s human rights, and professio...

    Authors: Cindy Miller-Perrin and Robin Perrin

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:16

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  11. Content type: Research

    This study’s objective was to identify the predictive effect of indicators concerning social vulnerability, chronic adversity, and maternal depression on behavioral problems among school-aged children, accordi...

    Authors: Ana Karina Braguim Martineli, Fernanda Aguiar Pizeta and Sonia Regina Loureiro

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:11

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  12. Content type: Research

    Adolescence is an important developmental period that is characterised by heightened problems of adjustment. The aim of this study is to analyse adolescents’ adjustment, and to explore the typologies and dimen...

    Authors: Joana Jaureguizar, Elena Bernaras, Paola Bully and Maite Garaigordobil

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:8

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  13. Content type: Research

    Autism is defined by persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction in multiple contexts as well as restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior. There are also reported difficulties in t...

    Authors: Cristina de Andrade Varanda and Fernanda Dreux Miranda Fernandes

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:15

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  14. Content type: Research

    We investigated differences in IQ and visual-constructive skills in school-age children evaluated as developmentally delayed or typically developed in early childhood. Sixty-four participants from a Brazilian ...

    Authors: Luciane da Rosa Piccolo, Joice Dickel Segabinazi, Olga Garcia Falceto, Carmen Luiza Correa Fernandes, Denise Ruschel Bandeira, Clarissa Marceli Trentini, Claudio Simon Hutz and Jerusa Fumagalli Salles

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:41

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  15. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to assess the effect of family socioeconomic status (SES) and parental education on non-verbal IQ and on the processing of oral and written language, working memory, verbal memory and...

    Authors: Luciane da Rosa Piccolo, Adriane Xavier Arteche, Rochele Paz Fonseca, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira and Jerusa Fumagalli Salles

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:23

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  16. Content type: Research

    This study tested social status correlates of aggression and bullying and how these are influenced by peer groups’ normative beliefs about aggression and prosocial behavior among 1165 fourth, fifth and sixth g...

    Authors: Diego Palacios and Christian Berger

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:10

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  17. Content type: Research

    Up until now research studies carried out on abused children have rarely taken in consideration the impact of maltreatment on the locus of control; furthermore results concerning the distribution of attachment in...

    Authors: Antonio Roazzi, Grazia Attili, Lorenza Di Pentima and Alessandro Toni

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:8

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  18. Content type: Research

    The study evaluated mothers of preterm infants who were discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with regard to their personal characteristics and those of their infants as well as the role that...

    Authors: Elaine Cristina Vargas Dadalto and Edinete Maria Rosa

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:7

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