Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Cathleen L. Smith
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (146 p.)
Mother and child, Child psychology
Preschool children's prosocial behavior and resistance to temptation were examined in relation to maternal childbearing practices. Forty-seven children and their mothers participated in the study. At a play session at the child's day care center, each child was given opportunities to behave prosocially, i.e., to help, share, teach, or exhibit sympathy, and to resist temptation, i.e., refrain from playing with an attractive but forbidden toy. Mothers of these children were individually interviewed and given a questionnaire developed for this study.
Jennings, Jennifer Anne Deck, "The relationship of maternal childrearing practices to prosocial behavior and resistance to temptation in preschool children" (1979). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2908.