Peer relationships -- neglected and rejected children
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Recent advances in knowledge of children with peer relationship problems is discussed. The discussion has three main focuses: (a) sociometric assessment of low status children, (b) behavioral correlates of peer rejection, and (c) intervention techniques for peer rejected children. Sociometric assessment will include discussion of peer nomination and peer rating techniques. The distinction between rejected and neglected children will be introduced. The review on behavioral correlates of peer relationship problems will distinguish between the unique differences between the problems of rejected and neglected children. Intervention techniques will be discussed with a focus on methods which have been utilized for increasing the social status of rejected children.
Friendship in children