Where is the child's environment? A group socialization theory of development.

@article{Harris1995WhereIT,
  title={Where is the child's environment? A group socialization theory of development.},
  author={J. Harris},
  journal={Psychological Review},
  year={1995},
  volume={102},
  pages={458-489}
}
  • J. Harris
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Review
Do parents have any important long-term effects on the development of their child's personality? This article examines the evidence and concludes that the answer is no. A new theory of development is proposed: that socialization is context-specific and that outside-the-home socialization takes place in the peer groups of childhood and adolescence. Intraand intergroup processes, not dyadic relationships, are responsible for the transmission of culture and for environmental modification of… Expand
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