Intergroup Attitudes and Relations in Childhood Through Adulthood

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* Winner of Honorable Mention Award for the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Prize competition from SSPSI *

This edited volume captures an exciting new trend in research on intergroup attitudes and relations, which concerns how individuals make judgments, and interact with individuals from different group categories, broadly defined in terms of gender, race, age, culture, religion, sexual orientation, and body type. This new approach is an integrative perspective, one which draws on theory and research in the areas of developmental and social psychology.

Throughout human history, intergroup conflict has often served as the basis for societal conflict, strife, and tension. Over the past several decades, individual and group mobility has enabled individuals to interact with a wider range of people from different backgrounds than ever before. On the one hand, this level of societal heterogeneity contributes to intergroup conflict. On the other hand, the experience of such heterogeneity has also reduced stereotypes, and increased an understanding of others' perspectives and experiences. Where does it begin? When do children acquire stereotypes about the other? What are the sources of influence, and how does change come about?

To provide a deeper understanding of the origins, stability, and reduction of intergroup conflict, scholars in this volume report on current, cutting edge theory and new research findings. Progress in the area of intergroup attitudes relies on continued advances in both the understanding of the origins and the trajectory of intergroup conflict and harmony (as historically studied by developmental psychologists) and the understanding of contexts and conditions that contribute to positive and negative intergroup attitudes and relations (as historically studied by social psychologists). Recent social and developmental psychology research clarifies the multifaceted nature of prejudice and the need for an interdisciplinary approach to addressing prejudice. The recent blossoming of research on the integration of developmental and social psychology represented in this volume will appeal to scholars and students in the areas of developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, education, social neuroscience, law, business, and political science.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195189742
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/15/2008
  • Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

SRL: Associate Professor of Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook MK: Professor of Human Development, University of Maryland College Park

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Table of Contents

1 Intergroup attitudes and relations in childhood through adulthood : an introduction Sheri R. Levy Levy, Sheri R. Melanie Killen Killen, Melanie 3

I The formation of intergroup attitudes and relationships

2 Children's subjective identification with social groups Mark Bennett Bennett, Mark Fabio Sani Sani, Fabio 19

3 Peer group rejection and children's intergropu prejudice Drew Nesdale Nesdale, Drew 32

4 The development of subjective group dynamics Dominic Abrams Abrams, Dominic Adam Rutland Rutland, Adam 47

5 Gender stereotyping and the prejudice in young children : a developmental intergroup perspective Andrea E. Arthur Arthur, Andrea E. Rebeca S. Bigler Bigler, Rebeca S. Lynn S. Liben Liben, Lynn S. Susan A. Gelman Gelman, Susan A. Diane N. Ruble Ruble, Diane N. 66

6 The development of intergroup social cognition : early emergence, implicit nature, and sensitivity to group status Mahzarin R. Banaji Banaji, Mahzarin R. Andrew Scott Baron Baron, Andrew Scott Yarrow Dunham Dunham, Yarrow Kristina Olson Olson, Kristina 87

II Social evaluation and reasoning about intergroup attitudes and relationships

7 Intergroup attitudes and reasoning about social exclusion in majority and minority children in Spain Ileana Enesco Enesco, Ileana Silvia Guerrero Guerrero, Silvia Carolina Callejas Callejas, Carolina Irene Solbes Solbes, Irene 105

8 Explicit judgments and implicit bias : a developmental perspective Melanie Killen Killen, Melanie Heidi McGlothlin McGlothlin, Heidi Alexandra Henning Henning, Alexandra 126

9 A social-development perspective on lay theories and intergroup relations Sheri R. Levy Levy, Sheri R. Dina M. Karafantis Karafantis, Dina M. Luisa Ramfrez Ramfrez, Luisa 146

10 Multiculturalism and group evaluations among minority and majority groups Maykel Verkuyten Verkuyten, Maykel 157

11 The multifaceted nature of sexual prejudice : how adolescents reason about sexual orientation and sexual prejudice Stacey S. Horn Horn, Stacey S. 173

III Fostering change in intergroup attitudes and relationships

12 An integrative approach to changing children's intergroup attitudes Lindsey Cameron Cameron, Lindsey Adam Rutland Rutland, Adam 191

13 The common in-group identity model : applications to children and adults Samuel L. Gaertner Gaertner, Samuel L. John F. Dovidio Dovidio, John F. Rita Guerra Guerra, Rita Margarida Rebelo Rebelo, Margarida Maria Benedicta Monteiro Monteiro, Maria Benedicta Blake M. Riek Riek, Blake M. Melissa A. Houlette Houlette, Melissa A. 204

14 A mutual acculturation model for understanding and undermining prejudice among adolescents Michele A. Wittig Wittig, Michele A. 220

15 The role of intergroup contact in predicting children's interethnic attitudes : evidence from meta-analytic and field studies Linda R. Tropp Tropp, Linda R. Mary A. Prenovost Prenovost, Mary A. 236

16 Intergroup name-calling and conditions for creating assertive bystanders Frances E. Aboud Aboud, Frances E. Anna Joong Joong, Anna 249

Author index 261

Subject index 271

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