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Rituals improve children's ability to delay gratification

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To be accepted into social groups, individuals must internalize and reproduce appropriate group conventions, such as rituals. The copying of such rigid and socially stipulated behavioral sequences places heavy demands on executive function. Given previous research showing that challenging executive functioning improves it, it was hypothesized that engagement in ritualistic behaviors improves children's executive functioning, in turn improving their ability to delay gratification. A 3-month ci...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/cdev.12762

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Child Development Journal website
Volume:
89
Issue:
2
Pages:
349-359
Publication date:
2017-02-18
Acceptance date:
2016-09-07
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EISSN:
1467-8624
ISSN:
0009-3920
Source identifiers:
643795
Pubs id:
pubs:643795
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uuid:0280e9ec-7c56-40a6-a546-31eebaac2f29
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pubs:643795
Deposit date:
2016-09-15

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