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J Appl Behav Anal. 1994 Fall;27(3):435-46.

Cooperative games: a way to modify aggressive and cooperative behaviors in young children.

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Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno 89557.

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.

PMID:
7928788
PMCID:
PMC1297825
DOI:
10.1901/jaba.1994.27-435
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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