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ERIC Number: ED114182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 12
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Egocentrism and Peer Interaction: Testing Piaget's Hypothesis.
French, Doran; And Others
This experiment tested Piaget's hypothesis that peer interaction plays a crucial role in the reduction of childhood egocentrism. A sample of 46 second graders from a middle-class suburban public school were given a sociometric measure of popularity. Four tasks which assessed spatial, communicative, and role-taking egocentrism were then performed by each child. Intercorrelations among the four egocentrism tasks were computed by the Kendall Rank correlation method. Ablity on the spatial egocentrism task correlated with ability in role-taking. The peer popularity measure was not found to be related to any of the measures of egocentrism. It is suggested that the use of popularity as a measure of peer interaction may be a weak test of Piaget's hypothesis. (BRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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