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  • Children aware of popularity issues as early as third grade, study shows

    Third- and fourth-grade children use a variety of behaviors to improve or demonstrate their social status and their social goals can determine whether they'll become more or less popular with their peers by the end of the school year, indicates a study co-written by Philip Rodkin, a professor of child development in the College of Education.

    Third- and fourth-grade children use a variety of behaviors to improve or demonstrate their social status and their social goals can determine whether they'll become more or less popular with their peers by the end of the school year, indicates a study co-written by Philip Rodkin, a professor of child development in the College of Education.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Third- and fourth-grade children use a variety of behaviors to improve or demonstrate their social status and their social goals can determine whether they'll become more or less popular with their peers by the end of the school year, indicates a study co-written by Philip Rodkin, a professor of child development in the College of Education.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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