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Author Whiting, Beatrice Blyth, author.

Title Children of different worlds : the formation of social behavior / Beatrice Blyth Whiting, Carolyn Pope Edwards, in collaboration with Carol R. Ember [and others].

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©1988.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  303.32 W598C    Check Shelf
Description xii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-329) and index.
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.
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.
Subject Socialization -- Cross-cultural studies.
Social interaction in children -- Cross-cultural studies.
Mother and child -- Cross-cultural studies.
Friendship in children -- Cross-cultural studies.
Child development.
Socialisation -- Études transculturelles.
Interaction sociale chez l'enfant -- Études transculturelles.
Mère et enfant -- Études transculturelles.
Amitié chez l'enfant -- Études transculturelles.
Friendship in children. (OCoLC)fst00935198
Mother and child. (OCoLC)fst01026878
Social interaction in children. (OCoLC)fst01122586
Socialization. (OCoLC)fst01123768
Kind (DE-588)4030550-8
Kulturvergleich (DE-588)4114328-0
Sozialverhalten (DE-588)4055903-8
Indexed Term Socialisation
Children Development Cultural factors
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies. (OCoLC)fst01423769
Added Author Edwards, Carolyn P., author.
Ember, Carol R., author.
Edwards, Carolyn P.
Added Title Formation of social behavior
Other Form: Online version: Whiting, Beatrice Blyth. Children of different worlds. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1988 (OCoLC)651759810
ISBN 067411616X (alk. paper)
9780674116160 (alk. paper)
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