21_Peers - Peers: A Natural/Necessary Pressure Agenda...

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Peers: A Natural/Necessary Pressure Agenda Friendship across ages Social preference/status Aggression/ Prosocial Peer groups/culture Peers & Learning
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Functions of peers… Emotional support Trust, similarity… positive outcomes Practice social skills Socialization (peer groups…) Interests, values, activities, behaviors Help develop sense of identity Group identity, dedication to activities
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Friendships at different ages: Change throughout childhood Infancy (0-2) Imitate behaviors, learn emotions, critical period Early childhood (2-6) Playmate, social skills, ‘best-friends’ The more the merrier Middle childhood (6-10) Develop loyalty and stability Similar and cross-gender relations Self-disclosure/communication increases How has technology affected the nature of friendships in early to mid childhood? Parent’s generation compared to current youth?
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Friendships at different ages: Change throughout childhood Early adolescence (10-14) Increased self-disclosure Complex feelings (i.e., possessiveness) Larger groups Puberty, hormones Late adolescence (14-18) Selectivity in friendship choice Increased emotional dependence Quality, not quantity
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Conversation skills Sensitivity to social cues Physical Appearance Adjusting behaviors to circumstances C U L T R A / S O I E M P Y H G Provide YOUR explanation of how each of the 3 domains of CD (bio-psycho-social) influence social preference. BIOLOGICAL/PHY SICAL
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course EPSY 236 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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21_Peers - Peers: A Natural/Necessary Pressure Agenda...

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