A sociogram is a diagram showing the structure of relationships between people in a group. Sociograms are commonly constructed by elementary or preschool teachers to illustrate peer relations in a class and identify the popular children as well as those who are disliked or isolated.

For example, if Sally has 8 friend connections and Billy has zero, then Sally is clearly more popular and influential than Billy. This information can be used to target interventions for specific children (such as social skills training for Billy) and provide guidance on how to best arrange group projects or assigned seats.

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