ERIC Number: EJ563684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Adults' Perceptions of the Behavior of Competent and Dysfunctional Children Based on the Children's Physical Appearance.
Serketich, Wendy J.; Dumas, Jean E.
Behavior Modification, v21 n4 p457-69 Oct 1997
Explores adults' judgments of competent and dysfunctional children's behavioral adjustment based solely on children's physical appearance. Results, based on adults rating 12 photographs of preschoolers, indicate that dysfunctional children were easily distinguished from their competent peers. Dysfunctional children were rated as less attractive, more aggressive, more anxious, and less socially competent. (RJM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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