Scientists have found that children adopt the character traits of their comrades
American psychologists have concluded that children of preschool age are most influenced by their playmates. Moreover, children like the “sponge” instantly, at a subconscious level, adopt the characteristics of their character, including negative ones.
For the experiment were invited 53 children, who were divided into 3 groups. The first group was characterized by positive emotionality, the second with negative, and the third with neutral. After that, the children began to play various games.
It was shown that children with a positive emotional background had better contact with children with a negative emotional background. But the "neutral" children to a greater degree "took" good qualities from positive children than from negative ones.
This led to the children becoming more sociable and more industrious or touchy, depending on what type influenced them.