Forty French and American preschool children were observed on playgrounds with their parents and peers. The American parents watched and touched their children less than the French parents. The American children played with their parents, talked with and touched their parents less and were more aggressive toward their parents. During peer interactions the American children also showed less touching their peers and more grabbing their peers' toys, more aggression toward their peers and more fussing.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Social Psychology