Catherine Gunzenhauser
University of Freiburg
Convergent validityDevelopmental psychologyGermanPsychologyMeasurement invarianceCognitionTask analysisEarly childhood educationCognitive psychologyStandardized testSocializationGeneralizability theoryExecutive functionsEarly childhoodVocabularyContext (language use)Task (project management)Academic achievementAffective behaviorEducational resourcesBilingual advantageMiddle childhoodPreschool childEmotion socializationSelf-controlScale (social sciences)
32Publications
10H-index
439Citations
Publications 27
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#1Susanne Enke (Leipzig University)
#2Catherine Gunzenhauser (Leipzig University)H-Index: 10
Last. Henrik Saalbach (Leipzig University)H-Index: 11
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Abstract null null Past research documents a bilingual advantage in the domain of executive functions (EFs). However, controversial debates have questioned the robustness of those behavioral differences. The current study aimed to better understand the underlying cognitive prerequisites in bilingual students as compared with monolingual students and focused on two processes: the role of verbal processes, on the one hand, and mental effort during task execution, on the other. The use of self-regu...
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#1Catherine Gunzenhauser (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 10
#2Matthias Nückles (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 22
The aim of training executive functioning (EF) is usually to improve the ability to attain real-life goals such as academic achievement, that is, far transfer. Although many EF trainings are successful in improving EF, far transfer is more difficult to achieve (cf. Diamond & Lee, 2011; Sala & Gobet, 2020). In this perspective article, we focus on the transfer of EF training to academic performance. First, we disentangle possible sources of transfer problems. We argue that EF can facilitate acade...
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#1Gerlind Grosse (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 1
#2Berit Streubel (Leipzig University)H-Index: 2
Last. Henrik Saalbach (Leipzig University)H-Index: 11
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Learning to use language in an adult-like way is a long-lasting process. This may particularly apply to complex conceptual domains such as emotions. The present study examined children’s and adults’ patterns of emotion word usage regarding their convergence and underlying semantic dimensions, and the factors influencing the ease of emotion word learning. We assessed the production of emotion words by 4- to 11-year-old children (N = 123) and 27 adults (M = 37 years) using a vignette test. We foun...
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#1Berit Streubel (Leipzig University)H-Index: 2
#2Catherine Gunzenhauser (Leipzig University)H-Index: 10
Last. Henrik Saalbach (Leipzig University)H-Index: 11
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Abstract Positive associations between children’s general language skills and emotion understanding are well documented. Concurrently, research from other domains highlights the importance of domain-specific language skills for conceptual development. The current study examined the relative contributions of emotion-specific and general vocabulary to individual differences in multiple early-acquired components of emotion understanding (e.g., facial emotion recognition) and later-acquired componen...
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#1Catherine Gunzenhauser (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 10
#2Henrik Saalbach (Leipzig University)H-Index: 11
Abstract Self-regulation is crucial for acquiring mathematical competencies in elementary school. The present longitudinal study aimed at investigating determinants and consequences of domain-specific self-regulation with regard to the mathematics domain. Participants were N = 257 third graders (MAge = 8.59 years, SD = 0.57 years; 51% girls) from East Germany as well as children's mathematics teachers. The project included two time points (6-month interval). Children's self-regulation in the mat...
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#1Fitim Uka (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 4
#2Catherine Gunzenhauser (Leipzig University)H-Index: 10
Last. Antje von Suchodoletz (NYUAD: New York University Abu Dhabi)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Despite the importance of executive functions (EFs) and fluid intelligence for many everyday tasks, the evidence regarding associations between the two constructs remains limited and mixed. The present study is exploratory in testing a bidirectional model between various core components of EFs and fluid intelligence over the preschool period. A sample of 150 preschool children from Kosovo (51% girls) was tested on measures of EFs and fluid intelligence across three measurement waves. Au...
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#1Catherine Gunzenhauser (Saarland University)H-Index: 10
#2Julia Karbach (Saarland University)H-Index: 24
Last. Henrik Saalbach (Saarland University)H-Index: 11
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Abstract There is an ongoing debate on a possible cognitive advantage of bilingual individuals. The present study used the verbal mediation hypothesis as a framework to explore potential bilingual advantages in planning. Participants were N = 99 elementary school children from Germany in study 1 and N = 47 elementary school children from Germany in study 2. As a planning task, we used the Tower of London. Findings of study 1 add to the evidence of a bilingual advantage with regard to the number ...
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#1Anne-Kathrin Stiller (Technische Universität Darmstadt)H-Index: 1
#2M. Florian Kattner (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)H-Index: 1
Last. Bernhard Schmitz (Technische Universität Darmstadt)H-Index: 23
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AbstractEffectively regulating negative emotions is important for successful self-regulated learning. However, research has hardly examined which emotion regulation strategies benefit self-regulated learning. In an experimental study, it was examined whether positive reappraisal facilitates self-regulated learning by counterbalancing the depletion of self-control resources. Sixty-one university students engaged in either positive reappraisal or expressive suppression to regulate negative emotion...
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#1Catherine Gunzenhauser (Leipzig University)H-Index: 10
Last. Antje von SuchodoletzH-Index: 14
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#1Catherine Gunzenhauser (Leipzig University)H-Index: 10
#2Henrik Saalbach (Leipzig University)H-Index: 11
Last. Antje von Suchodoletz (NYUAD: New York University Abu Dhabi)H-Index: 14
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