Preschool social skills references

These sources are cited in my article about opens in a new windowpreschool social skills.

Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, Van IJzendoorn MH, Pijlman FT, Mesman J, Juffer F. 2008. Experimental evidence for differential susceptibility: dopamine D4 receptor polymorphism (DRD4 VNTR) moderates intervention effects on toddlers’ externalizing behavior in a randomized controlled trial. Dev Psychol. 44(1):293-300.

Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, van Ijzendoorn MH. 2011. Differential susceptibility to rearing environment depending on dopamine-related genes: New evidence and a meta-analysis. Development and psychopathology. 23:39-52.

Berthoud-Papandropoulou I and Kilcher H. 2003. Is a false belief statement a lie or a truthful statement? Judgments and explanations of children aged 3 to 8. Developmental Science 6(2): 173-177.

Bryan CJ, Master A, Walton GM. 2014. “Helping” versus “being a helper”: invoking the self to increase helping in young children. Child Dev. 85(5):1836-42.

Chernyak N, Kushnir T. 2013. Giving preschoolers choice increases sharing behavior. Psychol Sci. 24(10):1971-9.

Coats B, Pusser HE, and Goodman I. 1976. The influence of “Sesame Street” and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on children’s social behavior in the preschool. Child Development 47: 138-144.

Corsaro WA. 1981. Friendship in the nursery school: Social organization in a peer environment. In SR Asher and JM Gottman (eds), The development of children’s friendships, pp. 207-241. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Cortes Barragan R, Dweck CS. 2014. Rethinking natural altruism: simple reciprocal interactions trigger children’s benevolence. 2014. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 111(48):17071-4.

Cote S, Tremblay RE, Nagin D, Zoccolillo M, and Vitaro F. 2002. The development of impulsivity, fearfulness, and helpfulness during childhood: Patterns of consistency and change in the trajectories of boys and girls. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 43: 609-618.

Criss MM, Pettit GS, Bates JE, Dodge KA and Lapp AL. 2002. Family adversity, positive peer relationships, and children’s externalizing behavior: A longitudinal perspective on risk and resilience. Child Development 73: 1220-1237.

Dodge KA, Lansford JE, Burks VS, Bates JE, Pettit GS, Fontaine R and Price JM. 2003. Peer rejection and social information-processing factors in the development of aggressive behavior problems in children. Child Development 74: 374-393.

Denham S, Mason T, Caverly S, Schmidt M, Hackney R, Caswell C, deMulder E. 2001. Preschoolers at Play: Co-socialisers of emotion and social competence. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 25: 290-301.

Denham SA, McKinley M, Couchaud EA and Holt, R. 1990. Emotional and behavioral predictors of peer status in young preschoolers. Child Development, 61: 1145-1152.

Denham SA 1989. Maternal affect and toddlers social-emotional competence. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 59: 368-376.

Denham SA. 1997. “When I have a bad dream, my Mommy holds me”: Preschoolers conceptions of emotions, parental socialization, and emotional competence. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 20: 301-319.

Denham SA, Cook MC and Zoller D 1992. Baby looks very sad: Discussions about emotionsbetween mother and preschooler. British Journal of Developmental Psychology 10: 310-315.

Denham SA and Grout L. 1993. Socialization of emotion: Pathway to preschoolers affect regulation. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior 17: 215-227.

Domitrovich CE, Cortes RC, Greenberg MT. 2007. Improving young children’s social and emotional competence: a randomized trial of the preschool “PATHS” curriculum. J Prim Prev. 28(2):67-91.

Dunn J and Cutting AL. 1999. Understanding others, and individual differences in friendship interactions in young children. Social Development, 8: 201-219.

Eisenberg N, Spinrad TL, Taylor ZE, Liew J. 2017. Relations of Inhibition and Emotion-Related Parenting to Young Children’s Prosocial and Vicariously Induced Distress Behavior.  Child Dev. 2017 Aug 31. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12934. [Epub ahead of print]

Eisenberg N, Guthrie IK, Murphy B, Shepard S, Cumberland A and Carlo G. 1999. Consistency and development of prosocial dispositions: A longitudinal study. Child Development 70, 1360-1372.

Elicker J, Englund M and Sroufe LA 1992. Predicting peer competence and peer relationships in childhood from early parent-child relationships. In RD Parke and GW Ladd (eds), Family-Peer Relationships: Modes of Linkage. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Faraone SV and Larsson H. 2019. Genetics of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Mol Psychiatry. 24(4):562-575

Flook L, Goldberg SB, Pinger L, Davidson RJ. 2015. Promoting prosocial behavior and self-regulatory skills in preschool children through a mindfulness-based Kindness Curriculum. Dev Psychol. 51(1):44-51.

Goldstein TR and Lerner MD. 2018. Dramatic pretend play games uniquely improve emotional control in young children. Dev Sci. 21(4):e12603.

Gopnick A, Meltzoff AN, and Kuhl PK. 1999. The scientist in the crib. New York: Morrow.

Gottman JM. 1983. How children become friends. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 48 (Serial no. 86).

Groh AM, Fearon RP, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, van Ijzendoorn MH, Steele RD, Roisman GI. 2014.The significance of attachment security for children’s social competence with peers: a meta-analytic study. Attach Hum Dev. 16(2):103-36.

Harrist and Petit GS, Dodge FA and Bates JE. 1994. Dyadic synchrony of mother-child interaction: Relation with children’s subsequent kindergarten adjustment. Family Relations 43: 417-424.

Hart CH, DeWolf DM, Wozniak P and Burts DC. 1992. Maternal and paternal disciplinary styles: Relationships with preschoolers’ playground behavioral orientations and peer status. Child Development 63: 879-892.

Hay DF, Caplan MZ, Castle J and Stimson CA. 1991. Does sharing become increasingly rational in the second year of life? Developmental Psychology, 27: 987-993.

Hepach R, Vaish A, Tomasello M. 2012. Young children are intrinsically motivated to see others helped. Psychol Sci.  23(9):967-72.

Hepach R, Vaish A, Tomasello M. 2017. Children’s Intrinsic Motivation to Provide Help Themselves After Accidentally Harming Others. Child Dev. 88(4):1251-1264.

Hodges E, Boivin M, Vitaro F, Bukowski, WM. 1999. The power of friendship: Protection against an escalating cycle of peer victimization. Developmental Psychology, 35: 94-101.

Jones DE, Greenberg M, Crowley M. 2015. Early Social-Emotional Functioning and Public Health: The Relationship Between Kindergarten Social Competence and Future Wellness. Am J Public Health.  105(11):2283-90.

Kemple K, Speranza H, Hazen N. 1992. Cohesive discourse and peer acceptance: longitudinal relations in the pre-school years. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 38: 364-381.

Kochanska G, Kim S, Barry RA, Philibert RA. 2011. Children’s genotypes interact with maternal responsive care in predicting children’s competence: diathesis-stress or differential susceptibility? Dev Psychopathol. 23(2):605-16.

Konner m. 1991. Universals of behavioral development in relation to brain myelination. In KR Gibson and AC Petersen (eds), Brain maturation and cognitive development: Comparative and cross-cultural perpectives (New York: Aldine de Gruyter).

Knafo A, Israel S, Ebstein RP. 2011. Heritability of children’s prosocial behavior and differential susceptibility to parenting by variation in the dopamine receptor D4 gene. Dev Psychopathol. 2011 Feb;23(1):53-67.

Krevans J and Gibbs JC. 1996. Parents’ use of inductive discipline: relations to children’s empathy and prosocial behavior. Child Development, 67: 3263-77.

Laird RD, Petit GS, Mize J, Brown EG, and Lindsey E. 1994. Parent-child conversations about peer relationships: Contributions to competence. Family Relations, 43: 425-432.

Mahady Wilton MM and Craig WM. Emotional regulation and display in classroom victims of bullying: Characteristic expressions of affect, coping styles and relevant contextual factors. Social Development, 9: 226-245.

Mascaro O and Sperber D. 2009. The moral, epistemic, and mindreading components of children’s vigilance towards deception. Cognition. 112(3):367-80.

McDonald EB 1987. Parent-child physical play with rejected, neglected and popular boys. Developmental Psychology, 23: 705-711.

McDowell DJ, O’Neil R, and Parke RD. 2000. Display rule application in a disappointing situation and children’s emotional reactivity: Relations with social competence. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 46: 306-324.

Mize J. 1995. Coaching preschool children in social skills: A cognitive-social learning curriculum. In G Carteledge and JF Milbum (eds), Teaching social skills to children and youth: Innovative approaches, Third edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon

Mosier CE and Rogoff B. 2003. Privileged treatment of toddlers: Cultural aspects of individual choice and responsibility. Development Psychology 39: 1047-1060.

Nix RL, Bierman KL, Heinrichs BS, Gest SD, Welsh JA, Domitrovich CE. 2016. The randomized controlled trial of Head Start REDI: Sustained effects on developmental trajectories of social-emotional functioning. J Consult Clin Psychol. 84(4):310-22.

Paap MC, Haraldsen IR, Breivik K, Butcher PR, Hellem FM, Stormark KM. 2013. The Link between Peer Relations, Prosocial Behavior, and ODD/ADHD Symptoms in 7-9-Year-Old Children. Psychiatry J. 2013:319874.

Patrick RB and Gibbs JC. 2012. Inductive discipline, parental expression of disappointed expectations, and moral identity in adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence 41(8): 973-983

Paulus M, Moore C. 2017. Preschoolers’ generosity increases with understanding of the affective benefits of sharing. Dev Sci. 20(3).

Paulus M, Becker E, Scheub A, König L. 2016. Preschool children’s attachment security is associated with their sharing with others. Attach Hum Dev. 18(1):1-15.

Petit GS and Harrist AW. 1993. Children’s possessive and socially unsaved playground behavior with peers: Origins in early family relations. In CH Hart (ed), Children on playgrounds: Research perspectives and applications. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Raikes HA and Thompson RA. 2008. Attachment security and parenting quality predict children’s problem-solving, attributions, and loneliness with peers. Attach Hum Dev.10(3):319-44.

Robinson CC, Mandleco BL, Olsen SF and Hart CH. 1995. Authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting practices: Development of a new measure for parents of preschool-age children. Psychological Report77: 819-830.

Rydell AM, Bohlin G, Thorell LB. 2005. Representations of attachment to parents and shyness as predictors of children’s relationships with teachers and peer competence in preschool. Attach Hum Dev. 7(2):187-204.

Schwartz D, Dodge KA, Pettit GS, and Bates JE. 1997. The early socialization of aggressive victims of bullying. Child Development 68: 665-675.

Sette S, Baumgartner E, Laghi F, Coplan RJ. 2016. The role of emotion knowledge in the links between shyness and children’s socio-emotional functioning at preschool. Br J Dev Psychol. 34(4):471-488.

Song JH, Colasante T, Malti T. 2017. Helping Yourself Helps Others: Linking Children’s Emotion Regulation to Prosocial Behavior Through Sympathy and Trust. Emotion. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1037/emo0000332. [Epub ahead of print]

Sorensen LC and Dodge KA. 2016. Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group. 2016. How Does the Fast Track Intervention Prevent Adverse Outcomes in Young Adulthood? Child Dev. 87(2):429-45.

Spinrad TL and Gal DE. 2018. Fostering prosocial behavior and empathy in young children. Curr Opin Psychol. 20:40-44.

Sroufe LA and Fleeson J. 1986. Attachment and the construction of relationships. In W. Hartup and Z Rubin (eds), Relationships and Development (pp. 57-71). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Sroufe LA, Schork E, Motti F, Lawrowski N, and LaFreniere P. 1984. The role of affect in social competence. In CE Izard, J. Kagan and RB Zajonc (eds), Emotions, cognition, and behavior (pp. 289-319). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Storebø OJ, Rasmussen PD, Simonsen E. J Atten Disord. 2016 Association Between Insecure Attachment and ADHD: Environmental Mediating Factors. 20(2):187-96.

Toppe T, Hardecker S, Haun DBM. 2019. Playing a cooperative game promotes preschoolers’ sharing with third-parties, but not social inclusion. PLoS One. 14(8):e0221092.

Unnever JD and Cornell DG. 2003. Bullying, self-control and ADHD. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18: 129-147.

Vaughn BE, Elmore-Staton L, Shin N, El-Sheikh M. Behav Sleep Med.  2015. Sleep as a support for social competence, peer relations, and cognitive functioning in preschool children. 13(2):92-106

Vitaro F, Gagnon C and Tremblay R. 1990. Predicting stable peer rejection from kindergarten to grade one. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 19: 257-264.

Wade M, Hoffmann TJ, Jenkins JM. 2015. Gene-environment interaction between the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene and parenting behaviour on children’s theory of mind. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 10(12):1749-57.

Zahn-Waxler C, Radke-Yarrow M, King RK. 1979. Childrearing and children’s prosocial initiations towards victims of distress. Child Development 50:319-330.

Content last modified 12/2020