Last Modified: 2011-05-27
-kids want control of lives and to share sense of control with others
-peer cultures allow children stable frameworks for working out ambiguities, uncertainties, confusions, fear
-become status hierarchies
-organized by school settings
-vary by age/setting
-friend is who you're playing with at the time
-hard to get joint rather than parallel play going
-want to keep sharing what they're already sharing
-constant threats of play ending
-rejection of peers is about protecting on-going social interaction
3 phases: identification, approach, avoidance
-unlike preschool, groups highly differentiated, stratified, and organized
single leader, second tier, and followers
members are status striving, weak loyalty
attempt inclusion in populars through imitation
receive temporary inclusion
internal stratification is weak
open to new people
more intimate relationships, loyalty, trust
rejected, degraded, teased
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