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Exploring Intergenerational Effects of Education: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Mothers’ Educational Pursuits and Their Young Children’s Development
The positive relationship between parental education and children’s educational outcomes is one of the most well established connections in the developmental literature. However, nearly all of this research treats parent ...
The Marshmallow Test: Delay of Gratification and Independent Rule Compliance
The Marshmallow Test, a self-imposed delay of gratification task pioneered by Walter Mischel in the 1960’s, showed that young children vary in their ability to inhibit impulses and regulate their attention and emotion in ...
Patrilineal Ideology and Grandmother Care in Urban China
My dissertation explores an important but understudied dimension of interaction in China’s declining patrilineal kinship system – the childcare support provided by grandparents. Traditionally, paternal grandparents exclusively ...
A Contributing Role of Parental Investments in Early Learning to Head Start Impacts on Children’s Language and Literacy: Examining How Mechanisms of Program Impact Differ for Spanish-Speaking Dual Language Learners (DLL) and Non-DLL
Head Start is the largest and longest-standing publicly-funded preschool program, serving close to 1 million low-income children and their families, with an annual budget of over $10 billion. While early childhood programs ...
A Matter of Perspective: An Exploratory Study of the Relationship Between the Early Math Skills and Social Competence of Children From Low-Income Families
The U.S. is calling for expansion of preschool to help close the well-documented income-based achievement gap. Children from low-income families often enter kindergarten academically behind their higher income peers and ...
Sociocultural Context of Play: Experiences of Indigenous Children in the Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta, Colombia
Research on children’s play has been predominantly conducted in industrialized, Western societies (Göncü, Tuermer, Jain, & Johnson, 1999). While this approach has been fruitful in demonstrating the role of play in development, ...