volume 120, issue 5, P805-823 2017
DOI: 10.1177/0033294117709260
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Abstract: This study investigated differences in young children's peer preference by inhibitory control and emotion regulation. In Study 1, 66 preschoolers ( M = 5 years 11 months) were assessed for inhibitory control (IC), emotion regulation (ER), and peer preference. Stroop-like tasks (the black-white task and shine-rain task), the disappointing gift task, and a positive nomination measure were used as measures of IC, ER, and peer preference, respectively. The results of Study 1 showed that participants with high IC o…

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