By far the largest group of children in the present study were the fourth graders, ranging in age between nine and eleven years, with a median age of about ten years. The groups could be described as constituted of children at the end of the latency period and at the beginning of preadolescence and prepuberty. Our main concern was whether the lag in development, noted in Kibbutz infants, tends to persist through later ages; we were also interested in the personality make-up of these children—its structure, dynamics and specific fantasy content. The concern was with attitudes relatively close to consciousness as well as with personality dynamics not so readily available to awareness and not so readily sifted and controlled by ego-defensive processes.
KeywordsSexual Differentiation None None Sibling Rivalry Sentence Completion Future Time Perspective
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