Children with Atypical Siblings

Socialization Outcomes and Clinical Participation
  • Gene H. Brody
  • Zolinda Stoneman
Part of the Advances in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ACCP, volume 6)


The topic of sibling relations is of central importance to contemporary accounts of the socialization process (Bandura, 1977; Hartup, 1978). This recent focus on siblings stems from the belief that children belong to different social systems (i.e., sibling units, parent-child units, as well as the peer society), each of which makes a unique contribution to the development of social, moral, and cognitive competencies. Interactions that take place within each of these subsystems are thought to contribute uniquely to social and personality development (Bronfenbrenner, 1977).


Behavior Problem Child Handicapped Child Young Sibling Sibling Relationship Retarded Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gene H. Brody
    • 1
  • Zolinda Stoneman
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Behavioral Research and Department of Child and Family DevelopmentUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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