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Edited By: Charles A. Nelson, Michelle de Haan, and Paul C. Quinn

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  1. 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

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    We tested the effect of imitation on a population of nursery-reared infant macaques. Being imitated promotes affiliative behaviors in newborn monkeys.

  2. 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

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    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.

  3. 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

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    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.

  4. 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

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    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.

  5. 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

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    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.