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Título: Child social ethology and peer relations: a developmental review of methodology and findings
Autor: Santos, António José
Winegar, Lucien T.
Palavras-chave: Social development
Social ethology peer relations
Social ecology
Methodology
Data: 1999
Editora: Springer
Citação: Acta Ethologica, 2, 1-11
Resumo: During the last three decades, developmental research has increasingly emphasized the relevance of peer relations in children’s socialization. However, most studies of child development still focus upon individual differences in social status, tacitly neglecting relational constraints inherent in the ecology of the peer group. In contrast, socioethological approaches have stressed that natural groups provide a variety of distinct social roles that may have a differential impact upon individual growth and development. However, ethological analyses have often been limited to aggressive relations and group dominance structures. Comparable studies of affiliative organization have been hampered by the paucity of models for the study of cohesive social structure, only recently having begun to overcome this obstacle. A potential third dimension of preschool peer group ethology, object use, has been relatively neglected in studies of peer relations. However, recent research suggests that object use is a salient and important component of the social world of the young child. This article reviews methodology and recent findings in the area of peer relations and discusses the developmental implications of this work.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/1802
ISSN: 0873-9749
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