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Cyberbullying: Development, Consequences, Risk and Protective Factors

Cyberbullying: Development, Consequences, Risk and Protective Factors

Ersilia Menesini, Christiane Spiel
April 27, 2015

From the beginning of 2000, with the increase and diffusion of modern technologies, a new form of bullying using electronic means has emerged. Literature has reached some consistent findings on the description of the problem. However, there is still a lack of knowledge about developmental processes...

Evidence-based Parent Education Programmes to Promote Positive Parenting: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Evidence-based Parent Education Programmes to Promote Positive Parenting: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

María José Rodrigo, Ana Almeida, Christiane Spiel, Willem Koops
February 06, 2012

The objective of this special issue is to illustrate some of the theoretical, methodological and practical aspects involved in the evidence-based evaluation of family educational programs aimed at supporting positive parenting. The main novelty that this special issue brings is the compilation of...

National Identity and Ingroup-Outgroup Attitudes in Children: The Role of Socio-Historical Settings: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

National Identity and Ingroup-Outgroup Attitudes in Children: The Role of Socio-Historical Settings: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Louis Oppenheimer, Martyn Barrett
February 01, 2011

This special issue reports the findings from eight studies which examined children’s national identifications and national attitudes. Data were collected from 725 7- and 11-year-old children living in countries that have or have not experienced violence or war in the recent past. Twelve national...

Theory of Mind: Specialized Capacity or Emergent Property? Perspectives from Non-human and Human Development: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Theory of Mind: Specialized Capacity or Emergent Property? Perspectives from Non-human and Human Development: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Elisabeth Sterck, Sander Begeer, Juliane Cuperus, Richard van Wezel
November 08, 2010

Theory of Mind, the cognitive capacity to attribute emotions, intentions and knowledge to oneself and others, has been claimed a hallmark of human cognition. Nonetheless, Theory of Mind is considered limited in young children and people with autism. Moreover, its presence in animals is much...

Developmental Co-construction of Cognition: A Special Issue of European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Developmental Co-construction of Cognition: A Special Issue of European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Christine Sorsana
October 31, 2008

Since the 1970s, a great number of experimental and ethnomethodological studies have brought out the fact that social interaction influences cognitive development. However, two major questions remain: what is the true nature of this influence and what are the most relevant methods to catch it? The...

Immigrant Youth in European Countries: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Immigrant Youth in European Countries: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Dagmar Strohmeier, Eva Schmitt-Rodermund
July 16, 2008

Today, many children and adolescents living in Europe have an immigrant background. For the first time, studies investigating youth belonging to several immigrant groups were collected to form a special issue on their situation. The papers presented here offer a comprehensive introduction ...

Social Cognition During Infancy: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Social Cognition During Infancy: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Vincent Reid, Tricia Striano, Willem Koops
March 29, 2007

From the fundamental processing of human movement, through to the ability to interpret actions, infancy research is only now taking up the challenge of social cognition over a variety of cognitive areas. This special issue covers broad areas of social-cognitive development and builds a cohesive...

Social Cognition in Adolescence: Its Developmental Significance: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Social Cognition in Adolescence: Its Developmental Significance: A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Willem Koops, Harke A. Bosma
January 27, 2005

The special issue aims to develop a greater understanding of the relationship between social cognitive development in adolescence and social behaviour, to discuss the mediating effects of other aspects of development in adolescence such as the parallel emergence of ideas concerning personal...

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