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peers

individuals who are about the same age or
maturity level

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sociometric status

the extent to which children and adolescents are liked or disliked by their peer group

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popular children

children who are frequently nominated as a best friend and are rarely disliked by their peers

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average children

children who receive an average number of both positive and negative nominations from their peers

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neglected children

children who are infrequently nominated as a best friend but are not disliked by their peers

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rejected children

children who are infrequently nominated as a best friend and are actively disliked by their peers

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controversial children

children who are frequently nominated both as a best friend and as being disliked

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conglomerate strategies

the use of a combination of techniques, rather than a single approach, to improve adolescents’ social skills; also called
coaching

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friends

subset of peers who engage in mutual
companionship, support, and intimacy

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intimacy in friendship

in most research studies, this concept is defined narrowly as self-disclosure, or sharing of private thoughts

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cliques

small groups that range from 2 to about 12 individuals and average about 5 to 6 individuals - members are usually of the same sex and are similar in age; cliques can form because of similar interests, such as sports, and also can form purely from friendship

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crowds

a larger group structure than cliques; adolescents are usually members of a crowd based on reputation and may or may not spend much time together

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romantic love

love that has strong sexual and infatuation components; also called passionate love
or eros; it often predominates in the early part of a love relationship

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affectionate love

love in which an individual desires to have another person near and has a deep, caring affection for that person; also called companionate love

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dating scripts

the cognitive models that adolescents and adults use to guide and evaluate dating interactions

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cohabitation

living together in a sexual relationship without being married