Chapter 9 Key Terms

Individuals who are the same age or maturity level.
Sociometric Status
The extent to which children and adolescents are liked or disliked by their peer groups.
Popular Children
Are frequently nominated as a best friend and are rarely disliked by their peers. Often have a number of social skills that lead to them being well liked.
Average Children
Receive an average number of both positive and negative nominations from their peers.
Neglected Children
Are infrequently nominated as a best friend but are not disliked by their peers. Engage in low rates with their peers and are often seen as shy by peers.
Rejected Children
Children who are infrequently as a best friend and are actively disliked by their peers.
Controversial Children
Children who are frequently nominated both as a best friend and as being disliked.
Defined as a subset of peers who engage in mutual companionship, support and intimacy.
Intimacy in Friendship
In most research studies, this concept is defined narrowly as self-disclosure or sharing of private thought. Sharing of private or personal knowledge.
The tendency to associate with similar others.
Romantic Love
Love that has strong sexual and infatuation components; also called passionate love or eros. It often predominates in the early part of a love relationship.
Affectionate Love
Love occurring when an individual desires to have another person near and has a deep, caring affection for that person; also called companionate love.
Dating Scripts
The cognitive models that adolescents and adults use to guide and evaluate dating interactions.
Living together in a sexual relationship without being married