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Social identity, peer group rejection, and young children's reactive, displaced, and proactive aggression.
Br J Dev Psychol. 2011 Nov; 29(Pt 4):823-41.BJ

Abstract

The effects of peer group rejection on 7- and 9-year-old children's (N= 192) reactive, displaced, and proactive aggression were examined in a group simulation study. Children were assigned membership in a pretend social group for a drawing competition and were then rejected or accepted by their group. Their direct and indirect aggressive intentions towards either the ingroup or outgroup were assessed. Analysis of their aggressive intentions revealed enhanced indirect aggression but less direct aggression. Peer group rejection, in comparison with acceptance, instigated reactive aggression towards the ingroup, and displaced reactive aggression towards the outgroup. Accepted children displayed proactive aggression towards the outgroup but not the ingroup. The implications of the findings for peer group rejection and aggression research are discussed.

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School of Psychology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. d.nesdale@griffith.edu.auNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21995740

Citation

Nesdale, Drew, and Amanda Duffy. "Social Identity, Peer Group Rejection, and Young Children's Reactive, Displaced, and Proactive Aggression." The British Journal of Developmental Psychology, vol. 29, no. Pt 4, 2011, pp. 823-41.
Nesdale D, Duffy A. Social identity, peer group rejection, and young children's reactive, displaced, and proactive aggression. Br J Dev Psychol. 2011;29(Pt 4):823-41.
Nesdale, D., & Duffy, A. (2011). Social identity, peer group rejection, and young children's reactive, displaced, and proactive aggression. The British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29(Pt 4), 823-41. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-835X.2010.02012.x
Nesdale D, Duffy A. Social Identity, Peer Group Rejection, and Young Children's Reactive, Displaced, and Proactive Aggression. Br J Dev Psychol. 2011;29(Pt 4):823-41. PubMed PMID: 21995740.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Social identity, peer group rejection, and young children's reactive, displaced, and proactive aggression. AU - Nesdale,Drew, AU - Duffy,Amanda, Y1 - 2011/01/06/ PY - 2011/10/15/entrez PY - 2011/10/15/pubmed PY - 2011/12/21/medline SP - 823 EP - 41 JF - The British journal of developmental psychology JO - Br J Dev Psychol VL - 29 IS - Pt 4 N2 - The effects of peer group rejection on 7- and 9-year-old children's (N= 192) reactive, displaced, and proactive aggression were examined in a group simulation study. Children were assigned membership in a pretend social group for a drawing competition and were then rejected or accepted by their group. Their direct and indirect aggressive intentions towards either the ingroup or outgroup were assessed. Analysis of their aggressive intentions revealed enhanced indirect aggression but less direct aggression. Peer group rejection, in comparison with acceptance, instigated reactive aggression towards the ingroup, and displaced reactive aggression towards the outgroup. Accepted children displayed proactive aggression towards the outgroup but not the ingroup. The implications of the findings for peer group rejection and aggression research are discussed. SN - 0261-510X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21995740/Social_identity_peer_group_rejection_and_young_children's_reactive_displaced_and_proactive_aggression_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -