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Publications [#318789] of Margarita L. Svetlova


Journal Articles

  1. Brownell, CA; Iesue, SS; Nichols, SR; Svetlova, M (2013). Mine or yours? Development of sharing in toddlers in relation to ownership understanding.. Child Development, 84(3), 906-920. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/01/23)

    To examine early developments in other-oriented resource sharing, fifty-one 18- and 24-month-old children were administered 6 tasks with toys or food that could be shared with an adult playmate who had none. On each task the playmate communicated her desire for the items in a series of progressively more explicit cues. Twenty-four-month-olds shared frequently and spontaneously. Eighteen-month-olds shared when given multiple opportunities and when the partner provided enough communicative support. Younger children engaged in self-focused and hypothesis-testing behavior in lieu of sharing more often than did older children. Ownership understanding, separately assessed, was positively associated with sharing and negatively associated with non-sharing behavior, independent of age and language ability.

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