Studies of youth in fourth to sixth grade also consistently reveal small-to-medium to large effect sizes indicating that boys are more likely than girls to engage in organized play, such as sports and games with rules Lever, ; Moller et al.
The constructs of social-evaluative concerns, need for approval, and co-rumination were shown to have such adjustment trade-offs. Gays and lesbians in New Brunswick have been able to adopt legally only since
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Evolutionary psychologists have shown that sex differences in many traits related to reproduction increase as individuals approach maturity, which is potentially adaptive in attracting mates Geary, In: Reese HW, editor. In addition, some evidence suggests that the sex differences for support seeking are stronger for adolescents than children.
We also take into account cases in which the significance tests suggest somewhat different conclusions than do the effect sizes e. Peer-socialization model representing how exposure to same-sex peers influences the development of sex-linked peer relationship processes, which influence the development of sex-linked adjustment outcomes.
More specifically, however, in contrast to most prior research, findings establish directly that sex differences in peer relationship processes at one stage of the model help to explain sex differences at other stages. Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles.