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Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior
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Kirsten van der Straaten

Applied Cognitive Science and Experimental Neuropsychology Team,, Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Kirsten van der Zee is a Research Officer for the Economics of Tobacco Control Project at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from UCT, and her Master’s thesis analyses the effects of minimum wages in the South African agricultural sector. She has research experience in development economics with a focus on labour economics and minimum wages. Her current research focuses on the collection of cigarette price data in Africa, as well as tobacco taxation and illicit trade in South Africa.


Young Children Display Contagious Yawning When Looking at the Eyes

Although contagious yawning occurs commonly in adulthood, previous studies reported it to be uncommon in children below 4-5 years. However, these studies did not regulate eye contact, a factor that can induce contagious yawning. We therefore investigated whether a cue to make eye contact would influence contagious yawning, particularly in young chi... Read More»

Michelle Hoogenhout, Kirsten van der Straaten, Lea-Ann Pileggi and Susan Malcolm-Smith

Research Article: J Child Adolesc Behav 2013, 1: 101

DOI: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000101

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