COOPERATIVE GAMES: A WAY TO MODIFY AGGRESSIVE AND COOPERATIVE BEHAVIORS IN YOUNG CHILDREN

by Victoria Jesswein last modified 2020-08-16T17:03:40-07:00
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 1994, 27, 435-446 Number 3 (Fall 1994) Abstract: We investigated the effects of competitive and cooperative games on aggressive and cooperative behaviors of 70 children (4 to 5 years old) from four classes in three preschools. The experimental design included both multiple baseline and reversal components. Behaviors were measured during game conditions and in subsequent free-play periods. Results showed that cooperative behavior increased and aggression decreased during cooperative games; conversely, competitive games were followed by increases in aggressive behavior and decreases in cooperative behavior. Similar effects were also found during free-play periods. DESCRIPTORS: cooperative games, preschool children, aggressive behavior, competition, generalizatio

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