Shannon B. Wanless
University of Pittsburgh
Child developmentTest validityDevelopmental psychologyDevelopmental systems theoryEvidence-based practiceAssociation (psychology)Mathematics educationHealth psychologyMultimethodologyPsychologyCross-culturalCognitionPsychometricsEarly childhood educationPedagogyPsychological interventionFidelityEarly childhoodVocabularyEnglish-language learnerEducational attainmentCoachingContext (language use)Intervention (counseling)Human development (humanity)Academic achievementAcademic skillsSchool readinessResearch findingsSelf-controlPsychological safetyMedical educationScale (social sciences)Clinical psychologyMedicineApplied psychologySocial psychologyRating scaleMechanism (biology)
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#1Cynthia S. Puranik (GSU: Georgia State University)H-Index: 21
#2Emily Boss (VA: United States Department of Veterans Affairs)H-Index: 1
Last. Shannon B. Wanless (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Research has established that self-regulation plays an important role in early academic skills such as math and reading, but has focused less on relations with other early skill domains such as writing. The purpose of the present study was to extend that line of research by assessing the relation between self-regulation and early writing. Participants for Study 1 included 161 preschool and 139 kindergarten children. Participants for Study 2 included 274 kindergarten children. Participan...
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#1Cara Marcinek Bliss (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 1
#2Shannon B. Wanless (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 15
This paper describes development and piloting of a self-report measure of teachers’ readiness to implement evidence-based programs. Using mixed methods, this project proceeded in two phases. In the first phase, a program-independent self-report measure of readiness to implement was developed and piloted with N = 53 teachers. Results of quantitative analyses offer initial support for the structure and utility of this scale. In the second phase, qualitative interviews were conducted with a subset ...
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#1Jennifer O. Briggs (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 1
#2Jennifer Lin Russell (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 16
Last. Shannon B. Wanless (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 15
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ABSTRACTPolitical and societal pressures are influencing kindergarten teachers and their classroom practices on a national level. Teachers’ receptivity to reforms depends to a large degree on their buy-in to the change effort. Drawing on analyses of interviews with kindergarten teachers across school and districts, this study examined teacher buy-in to an increased academic focus in kindergarten and in turn the factors that influence buy-in. Research Findings: Analyses revealed that kindergarten...
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: This study examined the effect of a social-emotional intervention implemented in one St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) institution (called a Baby Home, BH) on the general behavioral development of preterm children (gestational ages of 30-36 weeks) during their first two years of life. The intervention consisted of training caregivers and implementing structural changes to create a more family-like environment. The study included preterm (N = 56) and full-term (N = 93) children from one BH th...
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#1Shannon B. Wanless (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 15
The degree to which individuals feel comfortable taking positive interpersonal risks (such as trying something new) is known as psychological safety. When individuals feel psychologically safe, they can exercise their agency to engage in experiences and interactions throughout life. This article describes existing research on psychological safety and situate it in the field of human development. Examples are presented that highlight the ways that individuals and their contexts come together to m...
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#1Shannon B. Wanless (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 15
Human development is characterized by individual agency to create change, to a greater or lesser extent depending on contextual circumstances. This special issue focuses on psychological safety as a construct that may help developmentalists understand the way that individual and contextual factors come together to limit or support agency to shape one’s development. This introduction to the issue on psychological safety frames this construct and the included articles through the lens of relationa...
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#1Susan E. Thrane (OSU: Ohio State University)H-Index: 7
#2Shannon B. Wanless (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 15
Last. Cynthia A. Danford (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
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Introduction The 2011 IOM report stated that pain management in children is often lacking especially during routine medical procedures. The purpose of this review is to bring a developmental lens to the challenges in assessment and non-pharmacologic treatment of pain in young children. Method A synthesis of the findings from an electronic search of PubMed and the university library using the keywords pain, assessment, treatment, alternative, complementary, integrative, infant, toddler, preschool...
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