Steinunn Gestsdottir
RMIT University
Child developmentDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyForagingCognitionCognitive psychologySocial changePositive Youth DevelopmentWorking memoryExecutive functionsThrivingLongitudinal studyReading comprehensionCompensation (psychology)Context (language use)Task (project management)Academic achievementAdolescent developmentPoison controlSelf-controlConstruct validityLiteracyReading (process)Structural equation modelingSocial psychologySelection (genetic algorithm)
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17H-index
2,188Citations
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#1Inga María Ólafsdóttir (University of Iceland)H-Index: 4
#2Steinunn Gestsdottir (University of Iceland)H-Index: 17
Last. Árni Kristjánsson (University of Iceland)H-Index: 20
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#1Inga María Ólafsdóttir (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
#2Steinunn Gestsdottir (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 17
Last. Árni Kristjánsson (HSE: National Research University – Higher School of Economics)H-Index: 20
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In foraging tasks, multiple targets must be found within a single display. The targets can be of one or more types, typically surrounded by numerous distractors. Visual attention has traditionally been studied with single target search tasks, but adding more targets to the search display results in several additional measures of interest, such as how attention is oriented to different features and locations over time. We measured foraging among five age groups: Children in Grades 1, 4, 7, and 10...
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#1Richard M. LernerH-Index: 110
Last. Alistair T. R. SimH-Index: 26
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#1Freyja Birgisdóttir (University of Iceland)H-Index: 4
#2Steinunn Gestsdottir (University of Iceland)H-Index: 17
Last. G. John Geldhof (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract This study aimed to elucidate possible similarities and differences in early predictors of reading and math in First and Fourth Grade. Participants were 110 4-year-old Icelandic children (mean age 55.7 months, 49% girls) who were assessed on literacy and self-regulation in preschool and their performance related to their reading and math scores in Grades 1 and 4 (mean age 79.8 months and 122.2 months, respectively). The results revealed that basic reading skills in First Grade were pred...
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#1Inga María Ólafsdóttir (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
#2Steinunn Gestsdottir (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 17
Last. Árni Kristjánsson (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Visual foraging tasks require participants to search for multiple targets among numerous distractors. Foraging paradigms enable insights into the function of visual attention above what has been learned from traditional single-target search paradigms. These include attentional orienting over time and search strategies involving target selection from different target types. To date, only a handful of studies have been conducted on the development of foraging abilities. Here, the foraging...
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#1Inga María Ólafsdóttir (University of Iceland)H-Index: 4
#2Steinunn Gestsdottir (University of Iceland)H-Index: 17
Last. Árni Kristjánsson (University of Iceland)H-Index: 20
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#1Richard M. Lerner (Tufts University)H-Index: 110
#2Jonathan M. Tirrell (Tufts University)H-Index: 8
Last. Alistair T. R. SimH-Index: 4
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Relational developmental systems metatheory frames many contemporary models of human development, including two strengths-based approaches to enhancing the lives of diverse children and adolescents, the positive youth development (PYD) perspective and resilience science. Both approaches emphasize the potential for plasticity in human development, and the systematic changes that arise through mutually influential relations between the individual and the multiple, integrated levels of the dynamic ...
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#1Inga María Ólafsdóttir (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
#2Steinunn Gestsdottir (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 17
Last. Árni Kristjánsson (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Visual foraging tasks, where participants search for multiple targets at a time, may provide a richer picture of visual attention than traditional single-target visual search tasks. To contribute to the mapping of foraging abilities throughout childhood and to assess whether foraging ability is dependent upon EF abilities, we compared the foraging of 66 children aged 4–7 years (mean age = 5.68 years, SD = 0.97 years, 33 girls), 67 children aged 11–12 years (mean age = 11.80 years, SD = ...
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Last. Steinunn GestsdottirH-Index: 17
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Previous studies indicate that reading motivation is critical for the attainment of various aspects of literacy. Consistently, a strong relationship has been shown to exist between poor reading motivation, reading avoidance and early failure in reading (Bozack & Salvaggio, 2013). Research also indicates a gender gap in reading motivation, with girls having significantly more motivation to read than boys at various age levels (Marinak & Gambrell, 2010; Wigfield & Guthrie, 1997). This difference h...
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#1Richard M. LernerH-Index: 110
Last. Elizabeth M. DowlingH-Index: 14
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