John Elliott

John Elliott
National University of Singapore | NUS · Department of Psychology

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The association between shyness and children's likeability by peers was examined, with pragmatic difficulty and receptive and expressive vocabularies as moderators. Participants were 164 preschoolers (72 boys, 92 girls) between 52 and 79 months old in Singapore. A cross-informant methodology was used, with peers and teachers contributing to separat...
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The validity of the Emotional Availability (EA) sensitivity scale was examined in Singapore. Participants were mainly from middle-class families of Chinese, Malay, Indian, and "Other" ethnic groups. Study 1 involved 30 mother-child dyads (children aged 4-6). Scores on EA sensitivity and the Maternal Behavior Q-set were highly correlated, suggesting...
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In this review we provide a detailed description of Darwin's prediction of the coevolution of a long‐spurred orchid, Angraecum sesquipedale, and a long‐tongued moth, his correspondence on the subject, the history of the moth and the subsequent literature. On seeing the long spur of A. sesquipedale, Darwin predicted that its pollinator would be a mo...
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Charles Darwin, Angraecum sesquipedale and Xanthopan morganii praedicta. In this review we provide a detailed description of Darwin’s prediction of the coevolution of a long-spurred orchid, Angraecum sesquipedale, and a long-tongued moth, his correspondence on the subject, the history of the moth and the subsequent literature. On seeing the long sp...
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This study investigated whether the better performance of the Chinese in digit memory span tasks was due only to the shorter pronunciation duration of Chinese digit names, or to enhanced visuospatial sketchpad abilities, or to both. Results of the experiment showed that the Chinese outperformed their Malay counterparts in digit memory span tasks be...
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There are cultural variations in childcare and socialisation practices, and actions considered abuse in one culture may be acceptable in others. The extent to which children's rights are regarded as such within their own cultures as well as by governments may vary greatly. Moreover, there is a tendency for the public to make allowances for the inte...
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A study of 31 monozygotic (MZ) and 24 dizygotic (DZ) Singapore twin pairs (aged 7.6 to 9.7 years) is reported. MZ and DZ twins differed in cooperative and competitive behaviors measured by within-pair reactions to payoff structures designed to elicit simultaneous cooperation (SCO) or reciprocal altruism (RA) on a marble-pull task. Reciprocation ent...
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157 children aged 10 years and 154 university students aged 22 to 25 years were divided into four groups based on their principal home language (Malay, English, Mandarin, or Hokkien). Each subject was tested on forward digit span and articulation speed for numbers in English and in one of the other three languages. Analysis suggested that both spee...

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