About Merrill-Palmer Quarterly
This internationally acclaimed periodical features empirical and theoretical papers on child development and family-child relationships. A high-quality resource for researchers, writers, teachers, and practitioners, the journal contains up-to-date information on advances in developmental theories; research on infants, children, adolescents, and families; summaries and integrations of research; commentaries by experts; and reviews of important new books in development.
Current Issue: Volume 61, Issue 4 (2015)
Young Children's Inductive Generalizations About Social Categories: When Is Gender Essential?
Bradford H. Pillow, RaeAnne M. Pearson, and Cara Allen
Are First Impressions of Unknown Children and Early Adolescents Affected by the Facial Attractiveness of Their Best Friend?
Lynne Zarbatany and Kiera G. Marshall
Friendship and the Socialization of Sadness
Rachel Tillery, Robert Cohen, Gilbert R. Parra, Katherine M. Kitzmann, and Katianne M. Howard Sharp
Stability in Parents’ Causal Attributions for Their Children’s Academic Performance: A Nine-Year Follow-up
Emmi Enlund, Kaisa Aunola, and Jari-Erik Nurmi