Preschool girls' distress and mothers' sensitivity in Japan and Germany

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TROMMSDORFF, Gisela, Wolfgang FRIEDLMEIER, 2010. Preschool girls' distress and mothers' sensitivity in Japan and Germany. In: Journal of Developmental Psychology. 7(3), pp. 350-370. Available under: doi: 10.1080/17405620802252742

@article{Trommsdorff2010Presc-10219, title={Preschool girls' distress and mothers' sensitivity in Japan and Germany}, year={2010}, doi={10.1080/17405620802252742}, number={3}, volume={7}, journal={Journal of Developmental Psychology}, pages={350--370}, author={Trommsdorff, Gisela and Friedlmeier, Wolfgang} }

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