“Personality and birth order in large families.”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-y3gwb-101d71c

Textbooks make claims like:

“Dixon [et al] studied 361 siblings belonging to large families and found that younger siblings were significantly more extraverted in terms of sociability compared to older siblings.”

Should we believe them? I look at:

Dixon, Reyes, Leppert, & Pappas (2008). Personality and birth order in large families. Personality and Individual Differences, 44(1), 119–128.

To see

 

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“Human-centeredness is Not a Universal Feature of Young Children’s Reasoning: Culture and Experience Matter When Reasoning About Biological Entities.”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nhsuz-f0b52e

This week we continue our look at the development of cognition by considering the nature of children’s concept of LIFE in different cultural settings in the US.

Medin, Waxman, Woodring, & Washinawatok (2010). Human-centeredness is Not a Universal Feature of Young Children’s Reasoning: Culture and Experience Matter When Reasoning About Biological Entities. Cognitive Development, 25(3), 197–207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2010.02.001

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“No Compelling Evidence That Newborns Imitate Oral Gestures.”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8usej-ea814d

Do newborn babies imitate facial expressions of adults? Some say yes, but:

 

Anisfeld, Turkewitz, Rose, Rosenberg, Sheiber, Couturier‐Fagan, Ger, & Sommer, (2001). No Compelling Evidence That Newborns Imitate Oral Gestures. Infancy, 2(1), 111–122.

 

Didn’t find that they do.

 

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