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ERIC Number: ED101827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Pages: 16
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The Exploratory Nature of Children's Social Relations.
Haskett, Gary Josh
This conference paper attempts to describe some of the ecological conditions under which children's social behavior can be, and perhaps is, organized. Thirteen preschool children between 2-1/2 and 5-1/2 years of age, participated in several experiments with confederates acting as peers and with novel as well as familiar toys. Four behavior categories were identified: verbalizing, visual regard, onlooking, and mutual play. On the basis of these behavior categories, the effects of the novelty toys on behavior patterns were studied. Results indicate that novel events were capable of influencing, at least for a short time, preschoolers' social behavior. The effects of novelty on mutual play show that novelty may even elicit social play. Data tables are included. (CS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Southeastern Conference of the Society for Research in Child Development (3rd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Mar. 7-9, 1974)