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Honors Thesis

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The behavior of 13 children enrolled in the Psychology Department Nursery School was observed and recorded on a behavioral checklist in terms of social isolation, parallel play, cooperation, aggression, social contact with children, and social contact with adults. The Parental Attitude Research Instrument was administered to their parents which studied three factors: maternal/paternal control, maternal/paternal hostility, democratic attitudes toward child-rearing.