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Cover for Children's Mathematical Learning from Male and Female Intelligent Characters
dc.contributor.advisorCalvert, Sandra
dc.creator
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-16T18:03:49Z
dc.date.available2019-09-16T18:03:49Z
dc.date.created2019
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted01/01/2019
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_1056025.tar;APT-ETAG: 1e6067023b713a15e61bc00e502e55af; APT-DATE: 2022-03-10_18:04:29en_US
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dc.descriptionPh.D.
dc.description.abstractTwo studies utilized data from an experiment that examined how preschool-aged children’s (N = 90; 49 girls, 41 boys; Mage = 4.42 years) parasocial interactions (e.g., talking about math) with a same-or opposite-sex unfamiliar intelligent character, and children’s gender-stereotyped toy preferences, impacted their performance on add-1 math problems. A survey of a sub-sample of these children (N = 57; 32 girls, 25 boys; Mage = 4.42) and their mothers also examined the extent to which children’s favorite characters were rated as gender-typed. Children who engaged in more math talk, particularly with an unknown same-sex intelligent character, demonstrated better performance on the math task in the virtual game and in a transfer task with physical objects. Children also reported liking unknown media characters more if the character matched their sex and chose favorite characters who were rated as gender-typed in sex, appearance, and personality traits. The results suggest that children who engage in contingent interactions about math with intelligent characters and who share a salient aspect of identity with children, in this case sex, can facilitate children’s learning of foundational math skills.
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dc.format.extent148 leaves
dc.languageen
dc.publisherGeorgetown University
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
dc.sourcePsychology
dc.subject.lcshPsychology
dc.subject.otherPsychology
dc.titleChildren's Mathematical Learning from Male and Female Intelligent Characters
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gu.embargo.lift-date2021-09-16
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4174-3348


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