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Peer relations in childhood have long been thought to affect adjustment and maladjustment across the lifespan. In his timely book, Schneider, an expert in the theory and applications of research into childhood peer relationships, provides an introductory overview of this area within developmental psychology. He looks at childhood friendships, enemies and peer social interaction in the context of their effect on children in school, at home, and with relation to culture and gender differences. Finally the author examines the applications of much modern-day research through community and treatment centers designed to improve peer relationships both for groups and for the individual.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
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Posted April 13, 2005
Friends and Enemies would be a useful tool for any Psychology or Sociology class. The author, Barry Schneider, is a Professor of Psychology himself at the University of Cananda in Ottawa, so he understands that not all students are on the same education level. He wrote the book so that students who are just beginnig their education or those who are more advanced would be able to comprehend the material. This book incorporates plenty of empirical research and uses a general language that is easy to understand. It discusses how gender, culture, and race can affect why certain children feel more pressure from peers than others and how that peer pressure could affect their relationships later on in life. This book is an overall good source for students majoring in psychology, sociology, or anyone who is intersested in childhood relations.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.