Peer Relationships and Social Skills in Childhood

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  • ISBN-13: 9781461381822
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Some Reflections on the State of the Art: The Study of Peer Relationships and Social Skills.- Organization.- Some Common Themes.- I. Social Skills.- 1. Dyadic Interaction in the First Year of Life.- Analyses of Influence Between Infant Peers.- Constraints on Early Peer Interaction.- Conclusions.- 2. The Toddler’s Emerging Interactive Skills.- The Concept of Interactive Skills.- Interactive Skills and Cooperative Play.- Discovering and Assessing the Toddler’s Interactive Skills.- Evaluation.- 3. Toddler—Peer Communication.- Definition of Communication.- Method.- Communicative Overtures.- Responses to Communicative Acts.- Interpersonal Influence in Communication.- Conclusions.- 4. Social Rules Governing Object Conflicts in Toddlers and Preschoolers.- Method.- Results.- Discussion.- 5. An Observational Study of Social Problem Solving in Young Children.- Sensitivity to Social Task Features.- Method.- Results.- Discussion.- 6. Peers and Prosocial Development.- Development of Altruism.- The Role of Peers in Eliciting Altruism.- Internal Mediators of Altruism.- Peers and Socialization.- Conclusions.- 7. A Structural Approach to Research on the Development of Interpersonal Behavior Among Grade School Children.- A Model for the Development of Interpersonal Behavior.- Field Study.- Social Negotiation Strategies.- Qualitative Results: The Contrast Between High Understanding and Demonstrated Interactional Competence.- Quantitative Results.- Conclusions.- II. Peer Relationships.- 8. Social Interaction in the First Year: Infants’ Social Skills with Peers versus Mother.- Early Social Development.- Catalogue of Infant Social Skills.- Social Skills Examined in this Project.- Social Skills Demonstrated in Infant-Infant and Infant-Mother Interactions.- Social Skill Defined as Differential Social Ability.- Intersystem Relationships During the First Year.- Experiences with Peers and Siblings as a Source of Individual Differences in Infant Social Skills.- 9. Social Relations Among Children: Comparison of Sibling and Peer Interaction.- Sibling Interaction.- Sibling Versus Peer Interaction.- Influence of Sibling Interaction on Peer Interaction.- Conclusions.- 10. Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers: The Influence of Familiarity and Ethnolinguistic Background on Social Interaction.- Studies of Social Interaction in Acquainted vs. Unacquainted Peers.- Friends and Acquaintances: The Influence of Ethnolinguistic Status on Social Behaviors.- Implications for Future Research and Educational Policy.- 11. Fairness and Friendship.- Developmental Research on Distributive Justice.- A Social-Psychological Perspective on Fairness.- Developments in Friendship and in Fairness.- Conclusions.- 12. Social Development Through Friendship.- Development of Concepts of Friendship.- Implications for Social Development.- Individuality and Social Cohesion.- III. Individual Differences in Peer Relationships and Social Skills.- 13. Toward an Applied Social Ethology: A Case Study of Social Skills Among Blind Children.- Ethology and Social Development.- Social Ethology and Atypical Children.- Social Functioning of Blind Preschool Children.- General Discussion.- 14. Peer Relationships of Young Children with Behavior Problems.- Theoretical Perspectives: Peer Relations and Child Deviance.- Hyperactivity.- Activity Level in Preschoolers: Correlates and Continuity.- Studies of Peer Relations in Clinical Groups.- Results.- Discussion.- 15. Social and Social-Cognitive Developmental Characteristics of Young Isolate, Normal, and Sociable Children.- Targeting Socially Withdrawn Children.- Observed Classroom Differences Among the Three Groups.- Test Result Differences Among the Three Groups.- Dyadic Play of Targeted Preschoolers.- Conclusions.- 16. Social Competence and Peer Status: The Distinction Between Goals and Strategies.- Social Skill Basis of Sociometric Status.- Children’s Goals for Social Interaction.- A Study of Children’s Goals and Strategies.- Conclusions.- Author Index.
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