4. How does Harris link their findings on maturing boys to the Group Socialization Theory?
According to the GST, social interactions with peers, especially in groups, have a measurable effect on personality and socio-emotional development. Boys that develop earlier, which is very genetic, are seen differently from their peers, so are then treated differently, higher social status. These different interactions are quantitatively different than those of late maturing boys. This leads to long-term, stable changes in their personality.