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popularity is measured through observations adult reports and child reports.

sociometry is a technique used to plot relationships between people. 

children are ususlly popular, rejeted or neglected. and information is usually collected through how many people like th child and how many dislike the child.

Causes of popluarity and rejection


Aim - to investigate if a way in which a child played was related to their popularity

method - 5 yr olds were observed playing a game with 2 other children, the childrens popularity was known.

results - popular children joined in posatively, rejected childrenwere disruptive, neglected children did not get involved.

conclusion - neglected and rejected children produced behaviours which explaonred why they were not popular.

evaluation - no cuase and egfecte established and a 2nd study was conducted which found no…


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