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Naturalistic Observation of Sequential Peer Exclusion and Acceptance Processes

Poster Session III - Board: III-129
Friday, May 22, 2009, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Madelynn Druhen
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Heidi Gazelle
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Anxious solitary (AS) and non-AS children’s behavior and peer responses were observed during recess play with familiar peers. AS children engaged in more solitary play and experienced more exclusion and less acceptance from peers. However, these peer responses operated in the context of different contingencies for AS and non-AS children.

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