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Merrill-Palmer Quarterly

Journal of Developmental Psychology

Edited by Gary Ladd

Subjects: Psychology

Published four times per year
ISSN 0272-930X
E-ISSN 1535-0266

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This internationally acclaimed periodical features empirical and theoretical papers on child development and family-child relationships. A high-quality resource for researchers, writers, teachers, and practitioners, the journal contains up-to-date information on advances in developmental theories; research on infants, children, adolescents, and families; summaries and integrations of research; commentaries by experts; and reviews of important new books in development.

Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Volume 61, Number 2 (April 2015)

Consulting Editors

Children’s Moral Self-Concept: The Role of Aggression and Parent–Child Relationships
Sonia Sengsavang and Tobias Krettenauer

Correlates of Prosocial Behaviors of Students in Ethnicallyand Racially Diverse Middle Schools
Asha Leah Spivak, Samantha Simmons White, Jaana Juvonen, and Sandra Graham

Do Hours Spent Viewing Television at Ages 3 and 4 Predict Vocabulary and Executive Functioning at Age 5?
A. Nayena Blankson, Marion O’Brien, Esther M. Leerkes,Susan D. Calkins, and Stuart Marcovitch

Development of Afterlife Beliefs in Childhood: Relationship to Parent Beliefs and Testimony
Plousia Misailidi and Ekaterina N. Kornilaki

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Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Volume 61, Number 3 (July 2015)

 Consulting Editors 

Children’s Judgments of Inequitable Distributions That Conform to Gender Norms
Clare Conry-Murray

Young Children’s Ability to Use Ordinal Labels in a Spatial Search Task
Stephanie E. Miller, Stuart Marcovitch, Janet J. Boseovski, and David J. Lewkowicz

Loneliness of Indonesian and Chinese Adolescents as Predicted by Relationships With Friends and Parents
Junsheng Liu, Dan Li, Urip Purwono, Xinyin Chen, and Doran C. French

Classroom and Teacher Support in Kindergarten: Associations With the Behavioral and Academic Adjustment of Low-Income Students
Phyllis Lee and Karen L. Bierman

Developmental Trajectories of Agency and Communion in Moral Motivation
Lawrence J. Walker and Jeremy A. Frimer


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61.1: Special Issue: Moral Disengagement and Aggression in Children and Youth

60.2: Special Issue: The Interplay Between Genetic Factors and the Peer Environment in Explaining Children’s Social Adjustment

59.2: Developing Conceptions of Evolution



56.3: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences: New Directions in Peer Victimixation Research

55.3: Educational Attainment in Developmental Perspective: Longitudinal Analyses of Continuity, Change, and Process