Social.Peers

Social.Peers - Peer Influence Peer Relations in Childhood...

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Peer Influence § Peer Relations in Childhood and Adolescence § Friendship § Play and Leisure § Aging and the Social World § Sociocultural Influences
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Peer Group Functions Peers — individuals about the same age or maturity level Peer groups provide source of information and comparison about world outside the family Peer influences and evaluations can be negative or positive _______________________________________________ ____ Early Childhood- Frequency of peer interaction increases Middle/Late Childhood- Children spend increasing time in peer interaction Peer Relations in Childhood and Adolescence
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Social Cognition 5 steps in processing social information- Decode social cues Interpret Search for response Select optimal response Enact Affects ability to get along with peers Peer Relations in Childhood and Adolescence
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Peer Statuses Popular Average Neglected Frequently nominated as a best friend; rarely disliked by peers Rejected Controversial Receive average number of positive and negative nominations from peers Infrequently nominated as a best friend but not disliked by peers Infrequently nominated as a best friend; actively disliked by peers Frequently nominated as someone's best friend and as being disliked Peer Relations in Childhood and Adolescence
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Neglected and Rejected Children Neglected children: Low rates of peer interaction Often described as shy Rejected children: Have more serious adjustment problems Less likely to engage in classroom participation Show a desire to avoid school More likely to be lonely Not all rejected children are aggressive Peer Relations in Childhood and Adolescence
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Bullying Physical or verbal behavior with harmful intent Significant numbers victimized-
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2314 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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