Early Childhood Psychological Development in Interacting with New Friends


  • Simonna Andrejevaité Faculty of Human and Social Studies, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
  • Edita Špokaitė Faculty of Human and Social Studies, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania




Early Childhood, Social Interaction, Psychological Development


The consistency of children's interactions has an impact on their subsequent social growth. It can be shown that children who avoid contact with their peers also exist; children who barely socialize with their friends, choose to be lonely, are reserved, and lack self-confidence. Meanwhile, children can develop the ability to facilitate and sustain social connections, as well as dispute resolution skills such as taking turns playing, negotiating, and even negotiation, by their partnerships with their peers. When engaging in these types of tasks, children often undergo a pattern of synchronization between their comprehension, execution, and desired outcome. Children may create bonds through this experience, and can offer a sense of comfort away from family members.


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How to Cite

Andrejevaité, S. ., & Špokaitė, E. . (2021). Early Childhood Psychological Development in Interacting with New Friends. Interdisciplinary Journal Papier Human Review, 2(1), 17-22. https://doi.org/10.47667/ijphr.v2i1.88