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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Peer acceptance and cognitive development
Author: Sisto, FF
Urquijo, S
Souza, MTCC
Abstract: To verify whether development of cognitive skills and peer acceptance are necessarily linked, 212 students of low socioeconomic status in the first, second, and third grades of a public school in Brazil were studied. A sociometric evaluation of peer group acceptance in play and study situations was conducted. The cognitive tasks were rbe mental imaging and conservation of mass and length (operative tasks) as well as location of dice and equidistancing arrangements (creation of possibilities tasks). Analysis showed the children identified as desirable study companions had highly developed general cognitive abilities, and those chosen as desirable for both study and play nor only had highly developed general cognitive abilities but also highly developed operativeness. Children who were socially isolated, however, had even higher mean cognitive assessment score in relation to both creation of possibilities and general cognitive development than did those with ratings of negative or positive salience.
Country: EUA
Editor: Psychological Reports
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.2466/PR0.84.2.611-616
Date Issue: 1999
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