Developmental psychologists attribute great importance to the role of peers in the growth of social skills. In a series of studies, the effect of preschool experience on peer interactions was examined. Results suggest that exposure to peers on a daily basis in preschool led to increases in rates of dispensing positive and neutral behaviors and receiving neutral behaviors. The data support a mere-exposure theory of social interaction.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science