Peer Avoidance & Withdrawal

Peer Avoidance & Withdrawal - e Pe r Avoidanceand...

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Peer Avoidance and Withdrawal FSHD 447A 3/10/09
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Objectives To understand the nature and origins of social withdrawal in childhood. To examine the peer interactions and relationships of socially withdrawn children and adolescents. To understand the social and emotional consequences of social withdrawal.
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Developmental Significance of Peer Relationship Problems Peer problems place children at risk for later maladjustment. Emphasis on role of hostile aggression as a factor in poor peer relations (e.g., peer rejection). Social withdrawal is also a strong predictor of peer difficulties.
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The Construct of Social Withdrawal “Social withdrawal refers to the consistent (across situations and over time) display of solitary behavior when encountering familiar and/or unfamiliar peers” (Rubin et al., 2009, p. 304 ).
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Socially withdrawn children display approach- avoidant conflict Watch other children from afar; desire companionship of others. Tend to experience peer rejection and psychological
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