Developmental cascades of peer rejection, social information processing biases, and aggression during middle childhood.
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This study tested a developmental cascade model of peer rejection, social information processing (SIP), and aggression using data from 585 children assessed at 12 time points from kindergarten through Grade 3. Peer rejection had direct effects on subsequent SIP problems and aggression. SIP had direct effects on subsequent peer rejection and aggression. Aggression had direct effects on subsequent peer rejection. Each construct also had indirect effects on each of the other constructs. These findings advance the literature beyond a simple mediation approach by demonstrating how each construct effects changes in the others in a snowballing cycle over time. The progressions of SIP problems and aggression cascaded through lower liking, and both better SIP skills and lower aggression facilitated the progress of social preference. Findings are discussed in terms of the dynamic, developmental relations among social environments, cognitions, and behavioral adjustment.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1017/S0954579410000301
Publication InfoLansford, Jennifer E; Malone, Patrick S; Dodge, Kenneth A; Pettit, Gregory S; & Bates, John E (2010). Developmental cascades of peer rejection, social information processing biases, and aggression during middle childhood. Dev Psychopathol, 22(3). pp. 593-602. 10.1017/S0954579410000301. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/3981.
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William McDougall Distinguished Professor of Public Policy Studies
Kenneth A. Dodge is the William McDougall Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He is also the founding and past director of the Center for Child and Family Policy, as well as the founder of Family Connects International. Dodge is a leading scholar in the development and prevention of aggressive and violent beha
Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Jennifer Lansford's research focuses on the development of aggression and other behavior problems in youth, with an emphasis on how family and peer contexts contribute to or protect against these outcomes. She examines how experiences with parents (e.g., physical abuse, discipline, divorce) and peers (e.g., rejection, friendships) affect the development of children's behavior problems, how influence operates in adolescent peer groups, and how cultural contexts moderate links between parenting an
Research Scientist, Senior
Patrick Malone is a senior research scientist with the Center. His specialization is quantitative psychology and his independent research program focuses on developing statistical models of change over time, especially in health behaviors and developmental psychopathology. He is particularly interested in novel approaches to understanding racial, ethnic, and cultural differences in adolescent substance use and other health risk behaviors. As a methodological specialist, Dr. Malone col
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