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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

2015 Impact Factor: 1.333

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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 62, Number 2 (April 2016)

Consulting Editors 

Neuroticism Moderates the Relation Between Parenting and Empathy and Between Empathy and Prosocial Behavior
Maria Paula Chaparro and Joan E. Grusec

The Role of Maternal Emotional Validation and Invalidation on Children’s Emotional Awareness
John A. Lambie and Anja Lindberg

Positive Teacher Affect and Maternal Support Facilitate Adjustment After the Transition to First Grade
Noona Kiuru, Brett Laursen, Kaisa Aunola, Xiao Zhang, Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Esko Leskinen, Asko Tolvanen, and Jari-Erik Nurmi

Examining the Simple View of Reading in a Transparent Orthography: A Longitudinal Study From Kindergarten to Grade 3
Minna Torppa, George K. Georgiou, Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Pekka Niemi, Anna-Maija Poikkeus, and Jari-Erik Nurmi

The Joint Effect of Peer Victimization and Conflict With Teachers on Student Engagement at the End of Elementary School
Isabelle Archambault, Vanessa Kurdi, Elizabeth Olivier, and Mélissa Goulet

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Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Volume 62, Number 3 (July 2016)

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Test Anxiety and a High-Stakes Standardized Reading Comprehension Test: A Behavioral Genetics Perspective
Sarah G. Wood, Sara A. Hart, Callie W. Little, and Beth M. Phillips

Stability of Children’s and Adolescents’ Friendships: A Meta-Analytic Review
Diana J. Meter and Noel A. Card

Prospective Links Between Friendship and Early Physical Aggression: Preliminary Evidence Supporting the Role of Friendship Quality Through a Dyadic Intervention
I. Marie-Claude Salvas, Frank Vitaro, Mara Brendgen, and Stéphane Cantin

Friend Influence and Susceptibility to Influence: Changes in Mathematical Reasoning as a Function of Relative Peer Acceptance and Interest in Mathematics
Dawn DeLay, Brett Laursen, Noona Kiuru, Anna-Maija Poikkeus, Kaisa Aunola, and Jari-Erik Nurmi

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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