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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain what age level do children begin to display the ability to discern who is ‘popular’ and who is not.
-Name four myths of popularity.
-Name seven components of relational aggression in cliques.
-Name the five steps in the Compromise on Conformity technique.
-Name the four aspects of the ‘clique chick’.
-Name the three factors of the impact of manipulation on a client within a clique structure.
-Name the Six steps in the clique desensitizing technique.
-Explain a key difference between male and female adolescent cliques.
-Name Lucia’s five guidelines for teen clients concerning developing healthy friendships.
-Explain how aggressive and disruptive behavior can be supported by interactions with peers outside the clique.
-Name three erroneous assumptions concerning cliques and peer rejection.
-Explain what advice might you give a teen client regarding determining if their friendship group is a “negative clique.”
-Explain what Damico’s study revealed about the connection between clique membership and academic achievement.
-Name seven common clique and popular crowd characteristics within their peer ecologies.
-Explain what Chang’s study revealed about the role of teacher attitudes on aggressive behavior in the classroom.
-Name two parent practices that may result in children being more likely to be victimized by cliques or other peer aggressors.
-Name three areas did the study by Baumeister demonstrate that social rejection caused declines in self-regulation.
-Name two parental characteristics associated with higher odds of child bullying perpetration as found in this study.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."