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ERIC Number: ED101858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 7
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A Study of the Social Behavior of Communally-Reared Children Ranging in Age from Birth to 30 Months: A Progress Report.
Missakian, Elizabeth A.
This paper presents some background information and a brief report on the progress of the first two and one-half months of the Synanon study of the social behavior of communally-reared children in which an attempt is being made to apply ethological methods of observation and analysis to human infant behavior. The children range in age from 6 to 40 months and are divided into two peer groups; infants (6 to 18 months) and the 2 to 4 program (19 to 48 months). The focus of the 230 hours of behavioral observations has been aggressive and submissive behavior in the peer groups. Dyadic aggressive-submissive interactions are recorded, and their outcomes are entered into a matrix which then provides the basic index of dominance relations between the children. In addition to making observations of the children, the project staff participate in meetings, seminars, and feedback sessions with the school staff which provide opportunities for formal and informal information exchange. (SDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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