10 development of racialethnic prejudice

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Unformatted text preview: SFL 354 Development of Racial and Ethnic Prejudice among Children Definitions • Prejudice – holding negative feelings toward a group and its members or exhibiting hostile or negative treatment directed at a group and its members Definitions • Prejudice – holding negative feelings toward a group and its members or exhibiting hostile or negative treatment directed at a group and its members • Prejudice is considered an affective component of intergroup attitudes where stereotyping is considered a cognitive component. Definitions • Prejudice – holding negative feelings toward a group and its members or exhibiting hostile or negative treatment directed at a group and its members • Prejudice is considered an affective component of intergroup attitudes where stereotyping is considered a cognitive component. • Stereotyping – associating attributes (e.g., personality or morality traits) with a group. Definitions • Discrimination – considered the behavioral component of prejudice, and refers to biased treatment of people based on group membership. Definitions • Discrimination – considered the behavioral component of prejudice, and refers to biased treatment of people based on group membership. • Often measured in terms of: – Rewards or punishments allocated to others Definitions • Discrimination – considered the behavioral component of prejudice, and refers to biased treatment of people based on group membership. • Often measured in terms of: – Rewards or punishments allocated to others – Preferred social distance from others (classmates, neighbors, dating, marrying). For kids, it is “playing with them.” – Attitudes outside of awareness (Implicit Association Test – see next reading) Methodology • Measuring prejudice in children limited somewhat because of methodology: – Dated studies – the famous study by Clark and Clark (1947) on “doll preference” needs updating Methodology • Measuring prejudice in children limited somewhat because of methodology: – Dated studies – the famous study by Clark and Clark (1947) on “doll preference” needs updating – Straightforward items measuring the construct may offend children or bias them toward social desirability (especially for older children) Methodology • Measuring prejudice in children limited somewhat because of methodology: – Dated studies – the famous study by Clark and Clark (1947) on “doll preference” needs updating – Straightforward items measuring the construct may offend children or bias them toward social desirability (especially for older children) – Majority of research is focused on Black/White Methodology...
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