Improving the Peer Relationships of Rejected Children

  • Karen Linn Bierman
Part of the Advances in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ACCP, volume 12)


During the last decade, a number of studies have tested the effectiveness of school-based social skill training programs designed to promote positive peer relationships and peer acceptance. In the same time period, research on the characteristics of peer-rejected children has proliferated, as have conceptual models designed to delineate the maladaptive processes involved in the development of peer relation difficulties. It has become apparent that the behavior problems experienced by rejected children are multiple and diverse and that current interventions meet only some of the needs of these children.


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  • Karen Linn Bierman
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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