Peers in groups

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Peers in groups o Young children’s groups When very young children interact in small groups, status patterns emerge. Some children are more dominant and central to the activities By preschool age there is a clear dominance hierarchy within peer groups Ethnologists believe that dominance hierarchies serve the purpose of reducing aggression among children o Types of groups Cliques – voluntarily formed friendship groups 3-9 children of the same sex and race Common interest binding them together Crowds – groups of adolescents that are NOT made by choice, but by stereotype Brains Preps Jocks Loners Druggies Freaks o Boys and girls in cliques and crowds During adolescence girls are more likely to be in cliques Boys are more likely to have more diverse friends By seventh grade cliques contain boys and girls o Romantic relationships 25% of 12 year olds 70% of 18 year olds o Status in the peer group Sociometric status – the degree to which children are liked or disliked by
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 250 taught by Professor Okeke during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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