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Children's understanding of counterfactual emotions: Age differences, individual differences, and the effects of counterfactual-information salience (2009)
Journal Article
Ferrell, J. M., Guttentag, R. E., & Gredlein, J. M. (2009). Children's understanding of counterfactual emotions: Age differences, individual differences, and the effects of counterfactual-information salience. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27(3), 569-585. https://doi.org/10.1348/026151008X337743

The present study investigated developmental trends in the effects of the salience of counterfactual alternatives on judgments of others' counterfactual-thinking-based emotions. We also examined possible correlates of individual differences in the un... Read More about Children's understanding of counterfactual emotions: Age differences, individual differences, and the effects of counterfactual-information salience.

Children's group nous: Understanding and applying peer exclusion within and between groups (2009)
Journal Article
Abrams, D., Rutland, A., Pelletier, J., & Ferrell, J. M. (2009). Children's group nous: Understanding and applying peer exclusion within and between groups. Child Development, 80(1), 224-243. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2008.01256.x

In Study 1, 167 English children aged 6-8 or 9-11 evaluated peer English or French soccer fans that were loyal or partially disloyal. In Study 2, 149 children aged 5-11 made judgments about generic inclusion norms between and within competitive group... Read More about Children's group nous: Understanding and applying peer exclusion within and between groups.

Children's understanding of anticipatory regret and disappointment (2008)
Journal Article
Guttentag, R., & Ferrell, J. (2008). Children's understanding of anticipatory regret and disappointment. Cognition and Emotion, 22(5), 815-832. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699930701541542

The anticipation of regret and disappointment plays an important role in decision making by adults. The anticipation of regret may also lead to a desire to avoid feedback about likely outcomes of non-chosen courses of action, while the anticipation o... Read More about Children's understanding of anticipatory regret and disappointment.

Children's judgments of disloyal and immoral peer behavior: Subjective group dynamics in minimal intergroup contexts (2008)
Journal Article
Abrams, D., Rutland, A., Ferrell, J. M., & Pelletier, J. (2008). Children's judgments of disloyal and immoral peer behavior: Subjective group dynamics in minimal intergroup contexts. Child Development, 79(2), 444-461. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2007.01135.x

The developmental model of subjective group dynamics hypothesizes that peer exclusion during middle childhood involves inferences about group dynamics. To test the generality of this prediction, children judged, within minimal groups, peers whose beh... Read More about Children's judgments of disloyal and immoral peer behavior: Subjective group dynamics in minimal intergroup contexts.


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