Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others

April 15, 2015 1:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are tuned in to what others want, think and feel are more popular in school than those who aren't as good at understanding others, a new review indicates.

"Our study suggests that understanding others' mental perspectives may facilitate the kind of interactions that help children become or remain popular," said review leader Virginia Slaughter, head of the psychology department of the University of Queensland in Australia.

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