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Close Friendships Between Children Can Influence Responses to Fear

January 06, 2017

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that close friends may influence how school-aged children think about danger. The study investigated whether close friends affect each other's fear responses, both in terms of beliefs and what they would do to avoid potential danger. The findings, published in the December issue of the journal Behaviour Research and Therapy, show for the first time that children in close friendships exhibit shared patterns of fear-related thoughts, and that they influence each other's fears when discussing these issues together. Read More

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