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This research was supported by NIMH grant #20372. In addition to our research assistants, Joan Bryson, Rochelle Newman, and Stan Silver, we also express gratitude to the Department of Psychology, Temple University, for providing us with 14 additional child testers. We are also grateful to Paul Barr, Samuel Mosca, and Lorraine Bittner, Psychological Services, Philadelphia Get Set day care, who administered the IQ tests.
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Shure, M.B., Spivack, G. Interpersonal problem-solving in young children: A cognitive approach to prevention. Am J Commun Psychol 10, 341–356 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00896500
- Young Child
- Social Psychology
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