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Social Competence and Conduct Problems in Young Children: Issues in Assessment

Results suggest that young children with conduct problems have deficits in their social information processing awareness or interpretation of social cues - they overestimate their own social competence and misattribute hostile intent to others. Tests of cognitive prolem solving and observations of peer play interactions indicated that the children with conduct problems and significantly fewer postitive problem-solving strategies and positive social skills, more negative conflict management strategies and delayed play skills with peers.

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Year: 1999
Bibliography: Webster-Stratton, C., Wooolley Lindsay, D. 1999. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, Vol.28.No.1 25-43.
Authors: Webster-Stratton, Woolley, , , 

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