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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. Character strengths could effectively prevent negative psychological outcomes in adults. However, there was little research conducted among early adolescents. The present study aimed to explore character stren...

    Authors: Cheng Qin, Xiaotong Cheng, Yuyan Huang, Shuang Xu, Kezhi Liu, Mingyuan Tian, Xiaoyuan Liao, Xinyi Zhou, Bo Xiang, Wei Lei and Jing Chen
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:16
  2. Teamwork skills are considered essential for personal, academic and professional achievement, so universities are increasingly integrating them into their syllabuses. However, little is known about how some sp...

    Authors: Elena De Prada, Mercedes Mareque and Margarita Pino-Juste
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:5
  3. Teacher education programs should have as one of their purposes the promotion of self-regulatory skills for learning among students who aspire to be teachers so that they can take a leading role in their learn...

    Authors: Ângela Regina dos Reis Arcoverde, Evely Boruchovitch, Natália Moraes Góes and Taylor W. Acee
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:1
  4. Cross-border students’ academic performance draws people’s attention, whereas perceived cultural distance might influence their performance with gender difference. Based on role theory, men and women present d...

    Authors: Jieyi Hu and Chau Kiu Cheung
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:33
  5. The effects of family of origin violence and intimate partner violence have been extensively documented; however, very few studies have examined the interaction with emotion regulation strategies. Thus, the ob...

    Authors: Arturo Enrique Orozco-Vargas, Arturo Venebra-Muñoz, Ulises Aguilera-Reyes and Georgina Isabel García-López
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:23
  6. Work experiences during undergraduate studies can be remarkable in the journey of undergraduate students. The objective of this study was to assess, by analyzing semantic networks, the role of work experiences...

    Authors: Luara Carvalho, Elisa Maria Barbosa de Amorim-Ribeiro, Marcelo do Vale Cunha and Luciana Mourão
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:14
  7. Family resilience is a complex, multi-determined behavior caused by the inseparable action of risk and protection factors. The purpose of this paper is to associate aspects of family resilience with multiple d...

    Authors: Larissa Araújo Matos, Edson Marcos Ramos Leal, Fernando Augusto Ramos Pontes and Simone Souza Costa e Silva
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:12

    The Correction to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:34

  8. Most studies equate children’s mental health to a state of flourishing, which is a positive feeling and functions in their lives. Identity exploration and the satisfaction of three basic psychological needs ar...

    Authors: Sijia Guo, Chau Kiu Jacky Cheung, Jieyi Hu and Xuan Ning
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:1
  9. Several health organizations have been expressing concern about the amount of time children spend using electronic devices and about the benefits and damages of the use of touchscreen devices, such as smartpho...

    Authors: Bruno Rocha and Cristina Nunes
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:24
  10. Behavioral problems have been associated with multiple variables; however, studies simultaneously investigating parenting practices, marital relationships in bi-parental families, maternal depression, and chil...

    Authors: Alessandra Turini Bolsoni-Silva and Sonia Regina Loureiro
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:22
  11. We examined the relationships among gender, planning, and academic expectations through the testing of two alternative models with latent variables tested with LISREL 8.80: one model considered planning as a m...

    Authors: Sonia Alfonso, António M. Diniz, Manuel Deaño, Fernando Tellado, Mar García-Señorán, Ángeles Conde and Valentín Iglesias-Sarmiento
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:5
  12. The aim of the present study was to assess the predictive capacity of several of the most relevant cognitive skills in the academic field that were evaluated using Differential and General Skills Battery(BADyG...

    Authors: Ignasi Navarro Soria, José Manuel García Fernández, Cándido J. Inglés Saura and Marta Real Fernández
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:4
  13. The study of emotional intelligence (EI), demographics, and family factors of adolescent high school students allows us to appraise adolescents’ skills for their academic and vocational training. The objective...

    Authors: M. Vaquero-Diego, P. Torrijos-Fincias and M. J. Rodriguez-Conde
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:1
  14. Adolescent sexual practices have been widely investigated as experiences that pose potential risks for health. The present study, therefore, aimed to investigate individual and contextual factors associated wi...

    Authors: Milene Fontana Furlanetto, Dienifer Mattos Ghedin, Tonantzin Ribeiro Gonçalves and Angela Helena Marin
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:25
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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