SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 6.5. Discuss the stability of temperament and the role of goodness of fit in infant development.

Seifer, R., Dickstein, S., Parade, S., Hayden, L. C., Magee, K. D., & Schiller, M. (2014). Mothers’ appraisal of goodness of fit and children’s social development. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 38(1), 86-97.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article discusses the concept of goodness of fit and relates it within a longitudinal study of child temperament, family context, and attachment relationship formation.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Discuss the parent-child interactions that guide the quality of child development.
  2. What is goodness of fit? How does goodness of fit impact the quality of attachment?
  3. What is the connection between temperament and attachment?

LO 6.8. Differentiate self-concept, self-recognition, and self-control, and discuss their respective roles in infant development.

Broesch, T., Callaghan, T., Henrich, J., Murphy, C., & Rochat, P. (2011). Cultural variations in children’s mirror self-recognition. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42(6), 1018-1029.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article discusses the mirror self-recognition task and examines the cultural variations in self-recognition.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Describe the mirror self-recognition test. How does this test measure self-recognition?
  2. What cross-cultural variations are found with respect to the mirror self-recognition test?
  3. Why are cross-cultural variations found using the mirror self-recognition test?