Personal social development in a children : Social Development

Personal social development in a children

Dr. Walton’s recent research has centered on children’s personal narratives—the stories they tell about their lives. She has studied the role that narratives, especially those about conflict, play in various aspects of children’s development, including moral and social development and the sense of self. Ever since her dissertation research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Walton has been intrigued by how children make sense of their social worlds. How do they understand friendship and interpersonal conflict and how is this related to their moral and social development? How do they come to take authorship of their own experiences, and how does this relate to their ability to resolve peer conflict and to form satisfying relationships?
The Rhodes Narrative Development Research Team works with personal narratives by elementary school-aged children. Current students on the team colaborate with alums who are now in graduate school or in other research settings. Team members regularly present research at national and international conferences.
In 2012, four members of the Child Narrative Research Team collaborated with two former team members Sandra Keller ’06 (now working on a doctorate in linguistics) and Alice Davidson ’02 (now an assistant professor at Rollins College) to present a symposium at the Narrative Matters conference at the American University of Paris.

Pictured here are team members (starting on the left) Annika Wuerfel, Jiawen Li, alum Sandra Keller ‘06, Rollins student Julia Szenberg, team members Regan Humphrey and Kelly Parry and Dr. Walton.

In the Spring of 2013, team members Bhavna Kansal and Jiawen Li presented work at the Biennial Meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, and later that summer four members of the team traveled to Chicago to present work at the Jean Piaget Society Meetings.

Pictured here at the Seattle Meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development in 2013 are Dr Alice Davidson ’02, now an assistant professor at Rollins College, Carie Guthrie, Rollins College senior, Bhavna Kansal ’15 member of the Rhodes Child Narrative Research Team, and Dr. Walton.

Dr. Walton and research team member Annika Wuerfel (Psychology, ′13) discuss her poster at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium.

Here are some recent papers presented at professional conferences with students from the Narrative Development Research Team.

*Li, J., *Qiu, L., & Walton, M. D. (2013) "These two thoughts were like angel and demon competing in my head”: Moral puzzlement and Lessons Learned in Chinese Children’s Narratives about Peer Conflict. Jean Piaget Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Walton, M. D., *Wuerfel, A. J., *Kansals, B., Cohen, R. R. (2013). Narrative coherence and attention to the landscape of consciousness predict peer adjustment in middle childhood. Jean Piaget Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

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by JohnnyTrigger

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Welfare = $360B
that's 20.8%
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Estimated receipts for fiscal year 2009 are 2.7 trillion(+7.1%).
* $1.25 trillion - Individual income tax
* $949.4 billion - Social Security and other payroll taxes
* $339.2 billion - Corporate income tax
* $68.9 billion - Excise taxes
* $29.1 billion - Customs duties
* $26.3 billion - Estate and gift taxes
* $47.9 billion - Other
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Connecting to disconnect?  — Kashmir Reader
Research has proven Children's social development is at risk due to increased social isolation as children playing by themselves; their linguistic intellectual and imagination development is at risk.

Habitat for kids and wildlife  — Surrey Leader
“Council recognizes that playgrounds are very important for children's social development, as it is there they get a chance to play, socialize and meet new friends,” said Delta Mayor Lois.