Children's social category-based giving and its correlates: expectations and preferences.

@article{Renno2015ChildrensSC,
  title={Children's social category-based giving and its correlates: expectations and preferences.},
  author={Maggie P Renno and Kristin Shutts},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={
          533-43
        }
}
Do young children use information about gender and race to guide their prosocial gestures, and to what extent is children's selective prosociality related to other intergroup phenomena? Two studies tested 3- to 5-year-old children's allocation of resources to, social preferences for, and expectations about the behaviors of unfamiliar people who varied by gender or race. In both studies, a predominantly White sample of participants gave more resources to same-gender and White children than to… 

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