Social Relationships and Friendships: Perceptions, Influences on Human Development and Psychological Effects


Melissa Bryant (Editor)

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: FAM021000

Friendship has a positive impact on social and metacognitive skills, and many pedagogues and authors hypothesize that having friends can affect positively children’s school performance. In this book, an exploratory study conducted with young pupils to investigate the impact of friendship on cognitive engagement during several search information tasks. The second chapter reviews recent research regarding the advantages of early years which focuses on enhancement and development of cognitive skills for pre-schoolers.

Studies of early education identifying a positive relationship between children’s participation in early education settings and social outcomes are reviewed as well. The authors of the other chapters review the impact of outdoor learning on social relationships (as well as for whom the learning experience did not positively impact their social relationships); the importance of social relationships and the challenges widows face, in particular older women widows; risk-taking activity, in particular, graffiti-writing to establish a status among one’s peers; individual differences in the domains of reasoning and how early experiences can influence cognitive processes.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Impacts of Friendship on Cognitive Engagement for School-Age Pupils: An EEG Examination
(Jérôme Dinet, CIRHUS (UMI 3199, CNRS NYU) & PErSEUs (EA7312))

Social Relationships, Interactions and Behaviour: The Impact of Nursery Education on Two Year Old Children
(Alison Kington, University of Worcester, United Kingdom, Peter Gates, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and Pam Sammons, University of Oxford, United Kingdom)

The Residential Fieldtrip Experience: An Example of the Impact of Outdoor Learning on Social Relationships
(Nick Gee, School of Education & Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom)

The Personal Communities of Older Widows: Social Relations, Personal Agency and Flexibility in Later Life
(Tracy Collins, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom)

Self-Concepts and Reputations of Hispanic Adolescent Graffiti Writers
(Igor Ryabov, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX, USA)

Analogical Reasoning in Two Domains: The Influence of Verbal Reasoning
(Tamra Cater, Jennifer Vonk and Alex Biondolillo, University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi, USA, and others)


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