Observations of Populations: Young Children, Adolescents and Seniors Analytical Essay by Research Group

Observations of Populations: Young Children, Adolescents and Seniors
This paper reports the findings of the writer's observations of the following three populations: (1) Young children in a public playground; (2) A group of adolescents "hanging out" in a mall and (3) Seniors on an outing to Las Vegas.
# 26812 | 2,594 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 19, 2003 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Social) , Psychology (Case Studies) , Aging (General)

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The paper discusses the following characteristics and features of each population-- their reason for gathering together, the "rules" that seem to govern their interaction; common behavior; their response to "outsiders;" their reactions to new group members; their communicatory processes; their handling of extreme emotions or outbursts; their appearance and dress; their handling of money and/or possessions; and the types of personalities noted in each group.

From the Paper:

"In terms of handling money or possessions, one child was given some money by a parent in order to get a coke from a nearby vendor (he appeared to be the oldest child in the group). This soon resulted in about a third of the children asking their mothers to either give them money to purchase a coke or buy them a coke. Those children whose parents refused were upset, although the expression of this "upsetness" varied from child to child with a couple of children acting like they were about to die of thirst (and then the parent would be sorry) while others just put on a sad or miffed face and let it go at that, their attention almost immediately being caught by something else."

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