SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.11 issue2Empathy and tolerance of diversity in an intercultural educative settingDifferent types of incidence that revision cognitive processes have on narrative texts coherence: a research with ten-year-old children author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand



Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Universitas Psychologica

Print version ISSN 1657-9267


OROZCO-HORMAZA, Mariela; SANCHEZ-RIOS, Hernán  and  CERCHIARO-CEBALLOS, Elda. Relationship between cognitive development and family interaction contexts of children living in poor urban sectors. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.2, pp.427-440. ISSN 1657-9267.

This article relates the cognitive development of 405 children aged 3, 4 and 5, living in urban poor in Cali and Santa Marta (Colombia), with dimensions that describe their contexts of family interaction. As an indicator of development were used strategies classification used in solving a problem, and as descriptors of contexts of interaction, the level of poverty, practices and parental expectations. The results show that cognitive development is not related to high poverty levels, as isolated dimension, but with high levels of practices training, entertainment, protection and regulation of behavior.

Keywords : Cognitive development; family interaction contexts; classification; care practices; Training practices; parental expectations; cognition; social psychology.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )