Differing levels of gender salience in preschool classrooms: effects on children's gender attitudes and intergroup bias.

@article{Hilliard2010DifferingLO,
  title={Differing levels of gender salience in preschool classrooms: effects on children's gender attitudes and intergroup bias.},
  author={Lacey J Hilliard and Lynn S. Liben},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={
          1787-98
        }
}
Developmental intergroup theory posits that when environments make social-group membership salient, children will be particularly likely to apply categorization processes to social groups, thereby increasing stereotypes and prejudices. To test the predicted impact of environmental gender salience, 3- to 5-year-old children (N = 57) completed gender attitude, intergroup bias, and personal preference measures at the beginning and end of a 2-week period during which teachers either did or did not… CONTINUE READING
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