SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 7.6. Summarize young children’s awareness and understanding of the mind.

Shahaeian, A. (2015). Sibling, family, and social influences on children’s theory of mind understanding: New evidence from diverse intracultural samples. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46(6), 805-820.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article discusses cross-cultural research on sibling influence on children’s theory of mind understanding.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What is theory of mind?
  2. What are the environmental influences on children’s theory of mind understanding?
  3. What was found in terms of cultural differences in theory of mind understanding?

LO 7.10. Analyze effects of poverty on development and resources to help families in need.

Cooper, C. E., Crosnoe, R., Suizzo, M., & Pituch, K. A. (2010). Poverty, race, and parental involvement during the transition to elementary school. Journal of Family Issues, 31(7), 859-883.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The research study examines the connection between poverty, race, and parental involvement as children enter kindergarten.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What differences exist across race and economic levels with respect to the transition to elementary school?
  2. How does poverty influence academic success in elementary school?
  3. What are some ways to reduce the negative impact poverty has on children’s academic success?