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The Resource Children of different worlds: the formation of social behavior, (by) Beatrice Blyth Whiting, Carolyn Pope Edwards; in collaboration with Carol R. Ember...(et al.)

Children of different worlds: the formation of social behavior, (by) Beatrice Blyth Whiting, Carolyn Pope Edwards; in collaboration with Carol R. Ember...(et al.)

Label
Children of different worlds: the formation of social behavior
Title
Children of different worlds: the formation of social behavior
Statement of responsibility
(by) Beatrice Blyth Whiting, Carolyn Pope Edwards; in collaboration with Carol R. Ember...(et al.)
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Language
eng
Summary
The culmination of twenty years of research, this book is a cross-cultural exploration of the ways in which age, gender, and culture affect the development of social behavior in children. The authors and their associates observed children between the ages of two and ten going about their daily lives in communities in Africa, India, the Philippines, Okinawa, Mexico, and the United States. This rich fund of data has enabled them to identify the types of social behavior that are universal and those which differ from one cultural environment to another. Beatrice Whiting and Carolyn Edwards shed new light on the nature-nurture question: in analyzing the behavior of young children, they focus on the relative contributions of universal physiological maturation and universal social imperatives. They point out cross-cultural similarities, but also note the differences in experience between children who grow up in simple and in complex societies. They show that knowledge of the company children keep, and of the proportion of time they spend with various categories of people, makes it possible to predict important aspects of their interpersonal behavior. -- Jacket
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UkLiU
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Whiting, Beatrice Blyth
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Edwards, Carolyn P.
  • Ember, Carol R.
  • Edwards, Carolyn P
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socialization
  • Social interaction in children
  • Mother and child
  • Childhood friendship
Label
Children of different worlds: the formation of social behavior, (by) Beatrice Blyth Whiting, Carolyn Pope Edwards; in collaboration with Carol R. Ember...(et al.)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-329) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The initial question --- 2. Settings and companions --- 3. Parents as teachers and models of social behavior --- 4. Mothers and elicitors and modulators of children's behavior --- 5. Learning prosocial behavior --- 6. Yard children: entering middle childhood --- 7. The school-age child --- 8. Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780674116160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Children of different worlds: the formation of social behavior, (by) Beatrice Blyth Whiting, Carolyn Pope Edwards; in collaboration with Carol R. Ember...(et al.)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The initial question --- 2. Settings and companions --- 3. Parents as teachers and models of social behavior --- 4. Mothers and elicitors and modulators of children's behavior --- 5. Learning prosocial behavior --- 6. Yard children: entering middle childhood --- 7. The school-age child --- 8. Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780674116160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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