ERIC Number: ED113062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Perception of Deviance and Disorder: A Developmental Perspective.
Coie, John D.; Pennington, Bruce F.
A total of 20 boys and girls from grades 1, 4, 7, and 11 were interviewed on the topic of deviant behavior among their peers. They were also asked to make deviance judgments on two story characters whose behaviors exemplified qualities that typically evoke an attribution of psychological disorder on the part of adult judges. One story described loss of control and aggression, the other a distorted and paranoid perception of social reality. The pattern of reaction to the stories was consistent with age-related shifts in the basis for deviant status. First graders generally failed to think in terms of group norms; the transition from the middle grades to adolescence was marked by greater emphasis on social consensus, both in psychological perspective and group behavior. (Author/GO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Denver, Colorado, April 10-13, 1975)