8 Mary E Haskett and Janet A Kistner Social Interactions and Peer Perceptions

8 mary e haskett and janet a kistner social

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class which generally has an effect on the parent-child relationships. 8.) Mary E. Haskett and Janet A. Kistner, Social Interactions and Peer Perceptions of Young Physically Abused Children (Haskett & Kistner, 1991) According to Mary E. Haskett and Janet A. Kistner in “Social Interactions and Peer Perceptions of Young Physically Abused Children”, the family environment of most abused children puts them at a risk for problematic peer relationships. First, Haskett and Kistner supports their opinion by pointing out that correlations between specific behaviors observed during the free play situation were consistent with predictions based on past research. Such research focused on behaviors such as rough play, negative verbalizations, and two types of aggression, instrumental and hostile. After observing a group of abused children versus non-abused children, abused children's interactions with familiar peers were markedly different from non-abused children in that abused children appeared more withdrawn and exhibited a higher proportion of negative behaviors, particularly instrumental aggression. Then, Haskett and Kistner go on to say that, “peers were as likely to approach abused children as they were non-abused children, but they were less likely to reciprocate an interaction that was initiated by an abused child than one initiated by a non-abused child (Haskett and Kistner, 1991). According to this study, abused children's behavior toward peers is not so outrageous that peers totally avoid social interactions with them. Furthermore, Haskett and Kistner stated that behaviors amongst abused and non- abused groups were significantly related to age, suggesting that abused children's behavior is likely to be more problematic as they get older. Coming up with common terminology for workers in this field this issue can possibly be resolved. Further research needs to be done in order to understand how this issue can be reversed. The most interesting concept presented by Haskett and Kistner is that the study sought to provide a more fine-grained analysis of abused children's negative social behavior than has previously been reported. Ultimately, Haskett and Kistner argue that “In order to reduce the risk of emotional and/or behavioral difficulties of these [abused] children as well as a continuing cycle of familial violence, future research should be directed toward identification of interventions that will lead to improved social interactions for young abused children” (Haskett and Kistner) .
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9.) Alfred L. Baldwin, Socialization and the Parent-Child Relationship (Baldwin, 1948) According to Alfred L. Baldwin in “Socialization and the Parent-Child Relationship”, it was important to explore some of the consequences of "democracy in the home" upon the personality development of young children. First, Baldwin supports his opinion by stating that, “practice[s] [tend to] lag a generation or two behind theories of child development [and] there is a section of the culture, an avant garde, which is much quicker to learn about and adopt the newer scientific opinions” (Baldwin, 1948). Then, Baldwin goes on to say that activity in the home seems to
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  • Fall '14
  • Bagasra
  • Sociology, parent-child relationship, parent-child relationships, PAUL R. AMATO, Melvin L. Kohn, Percival M. Symonds

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