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- Imitation promotes affiliation in infant macaques at risk for impaired social behaviors
Valentina Sclafani, Annika Paukner, Stephen J. Suomi and Pier F. Ferrari
Article first published online: 16 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/desc.12237
We tested the effect of imitation on a population of nursery-reared infant macaques. Being imitated promotes affiliative behaviors in newborn monkeys.
- Whose idea is it anyway? The importance of reputation in acknowledgement
Alex Shaw and Kristina Olson
Article first published online: 16 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/desc.12234
We find that children dislike plagiarism because it harms an other's reputation. They think it is wrong for one to falsely take credit for others' good ideas, but not bad to help other people's reputation by falsely giving them credit for one's own good idea.
- The intergenerational transmission of ethnic essentialism: how parents talk counts the most
Gili Segall, Dana Birnbaum, Inas Deeb and Gil Diesendruck
Article first published online: 11 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/desc.12235
The development of Israeli children's essentialist beliefs about ethnicity is most strongly related not to their parents' own beliefs, political ideology, or explicit endorsement of ethnic stereotypes. Rather, it is related to the extent to which their parents' label and make generic statements about ethnicity.
- Implications of ongoing neural development for the measurement of the error-related negativity in childhood
David DuPuis, Nilam Ram, Cynthia J. Willner, Sarah Karalunas, Sidney J. Segalowitz and Lisa M. Gatzke-Kopp
Article first published online: 11 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/desc.12229
This study examined error-related negativity (ERN) in a sample of 234 children assessed at 3 timepoints: kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. At each timepoint, ERN was examined as the average amplitude across trials, as well as decomposed into components reflecting signal strength (theta power) and the temporal consistency (signal phase coherence) across trials, both of which contributed independently to the average amplitude measure. Across the 3 timepoints, increases in trial-to-trial temporal consistency resulted in increases in average ERN amplitude despite a significant decline in average signal strength across the same developmental period.
- Musical rhythm discrimination explains individual differences in grammar skills in children
Reyna L. Gordon, Carolyn M. Shivers, Elizabeth A. Wieland, Sonja A. Kotz, Paul J. Yoder and J. Devin McAuley
Article first published online: 7 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/desc.12230
Rhythm and grammar skills were tested in typically developing 6-year-old children. A robust correlation was found between musical rhythm perception and grammar production.