Aggressive behaviour, dominance and submission. An ethological study about preschool children. This research focuses on aggressive behaviour, dominance and power relations in social organization, with special attention to differences between genders, in a group of 10 children (5 boys and 5 girls) from 3 to 4 years old. Agonistic exchanges ending with submission revealed linear dominance hierarchies. Finding's analysis indicate that there were sexual differences in conflict's beginners frequency, as we already know, boys are more aggressive than girls. Moreover the results shows that social dominance is developmentally the earliest stable dimension of peer group social organization and that the first dominance relation through social learning given from experience.
Comportamento aggressivo: dominanza e sottomissione. Uno studio etologico su un gruppo di bambini di età prescolare / CARBONE R; TARTABINI A.. - In: ETA' EVOLUTIVA. - ISSN 0392-0658. - 82(2005), pp. 28-37.