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The Development of Children's Friendships : Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development - Steven R. Asher

The Development of Children's Friendships

Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development

Paperback Published: 28th September 1981
ISBN: 9780521298063
Number Of Pages: 364

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When this book was first published in 1978, it was only recently that researchers had begun to focus on children's peer relationships and the impact of these relationships on their development. The contributors to this volume view friendship as an important context for the study of a variety of cognitive and affective processes - from the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines. The volume poses an array of fascinating theoretical questions, and offers varied methodological tools for answering them. Some contributors present and review applied research addressed to conceptualizing and ameliorating peer relationship problems, whilst others reflect applied or policy-orientated concerns in chapters on racial integration and the integration of mentally retarded children into regular classrooms. A chapter on the scientific, political and social history of the interest in children's friendships and two summary chapters add to the usefulness of the book for students.

Editorial preface
The roots of current peer interaction research: a historical analysis of the 1930s
Group Processes
Friends, impression management and preadolescent behavior
Complementary and conflicting identities: images and interaction in an interracial school
Recent advances in sociometry
Social skills and group acceptance
Friendship between mentally retarded and nonretarded children
Self, social group, and social structure: surmises about the study of children's friendships
Social-cognitive Processes
Friendship in the nursery school: social organization in a peer environment
The child as a friendship philosopher
Children without friends: social knowledge and social skill training
Children's knowledge about social situations: from causes to consequences
Social-cognitive processes in children's friendships
Indeces
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ISBN: 9780521298063
ISBN-10: 0521298067
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 28th September 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.53