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drdonna Chapter 15

peers individuals who share the same age or maturity level
controversial children children who are frequently nominated both as someone's best friend and as being disliked
neglected children children who are infrequently nominted as a bets friend but are not disliked by their peers
popular children children who are frequently nominated as a best friend and are rarely disliked by their peers
rejected children children who are infrequently nominated as a best friend and are actively disliked by their peers
intimacy in friendship self-disclosure and the sharing of private thoughts
cliques small grouops that range from 2-12 people who are of the same age and sex and often engage in similar activities
sensorimotor play behavior by infants to derive pleasure from exercising their sensorimotor schemes
social play play that involves intereaction with peers
symbolic play play that occurs when a child transforms aspects of the physical environment into symbols
constructive play combination of sensorimotor or practice play with symbolic representation
play therapy therapy that lets children work off frustrations while therapists analyze their conflicts and coping methods
games activities that are engaged in for pleasure and include rules
leisure pleasant times when individulas are free to pursue activities and interests of their own choosing
activity theory the idea that the more active and involved older adults are, the more likely they are to be satisfied with their lives
disengagement theory and old idea that to cope effectively, older adutls should gradually withdraw from society
culture the behavior, patterns, beliefs, and all other products of a group of people that are passed on from generation to generation
ethnocentrism tendency to consider one's own group superior to other people
collectivism emphasizing values that serve the group by subordinating personal goals to preserve group integrity, supporting independence of members and promoting harmony
socioeconomic status grouping of people with similar occupational, educational, and economic characteristics
feminization of poverty the belief that more women than men live in poverty
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