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ERIC Number: ED154914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 20
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Preliminary Report on Aggressive Behaviours as Observed in 12, 18 and 24 Month Old Infants.
Weininger, O.; Moll, M. J.
This study was designed to identify aggressive actions in 12-, 18-, and 24-month-old infants and to investigate what type of responses these actions elicit in peers. Nine infants were observed and videotaped in interaction with each other and with toys. The focus was on four 18-month-olds observed in two sessions, one with an older child, the second with a younger child. The infants' mothers were present at each session. An observational instrument was devised to record the actions of the infants. This instrument consisted of an observation schedule with a list of five aggressor behaviors on the vertical axis and a list of ten aggressee responses on the horizontal axis of one schedule, and the three ages involved across the horizontal axis of a second schedule. Results indicated that the range of aggressor/aggressee patterns was limited. The most frequently occurring aggressor behavior in young infants was take-tug-grab, and the aggressee response was either to retrieve the object taken or to go to the mother. Sex and age differences in aggressor/aggressee behavior are discussed. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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