Children's peer relations and social competence : a century of progress

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ladd, Gary W., 1950-
Series:Current perspectives in psychology.
Physical Description:x, 436 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-419) and index.
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2005]
ISBN:0300106432 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Table of Contents:
  • The founding of the peer relations discipline : early agendas and research endeavors
  • The emergence of peer interaction and sociability
  • Defining and describing children's peer relationships
  • Making friends and becoming accepted in peer groups : the processes of relationship formation
  • Social competence and the search for its origins
  • Contributions of peer relationships to children's development and adjustment
  • New evidence about children's peer relationships and the processes of relationship formation, maintenance, and change
  • The search for the origins of social competence revisited
  • New directions in research on the contributions of peer relationships to children's development and adjustment innovative agendas
  • Peer victimization is investigated as another aspect of children's peer relations
  • The role of gender, emotion, and culture in children's social competence and peer relationships
  • Conclusion: appraising the scientific study of children's peer relations and social competence.