Chapter 15 - Peers Chapter15 Peers Sameageormaturitylevel

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Chapter 15 Peers
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Peers Same age or maturity level How children get social information and compare  themselves to others who are similar Positive Perspective-taking Social skills surrounding intimacy and trust Negative Rejection Antisocial behavior
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What peer groups look like across  development Early Childhood Prefer same-sex peers Younger children more likely to have friends of different  genders and ethnicities Somewhat small groups (often 2 or 3) Middle and Late Childhood Increase in size of peer group Activities that are less closely supervised Gender differences Girls have smaller, more intimate groups
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Social Cognition and Emotion Perspective Taking Taking another’s point of view More perspective taking means more positive relationships Social Information-Processing Reading situations accurately Acting in appropriate ways based on interpretation Emotion Regulation Higher levels of emotion regulation skills are related to more  successful peer relationships
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Peer Status (Sociometric Status) Popular: Rarely disliked; often declared a best friend Average: About same number of liked and disliked
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Chapter 15 - Peers Chapter15 Peers Sameageormaturitylevel

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