Race‐Based Humor and Peer Group Dynamics in Adolescence: Bystander Intervention and Social Exclusion

@inproceedings{Mulvey2016RaceBasedHA,
  title={Race‐Based Humor and Peer Group Dynamics in Adolescence: Bystander Intervention and Social Exclusion},
  author={Kelly Lynn Mulvey and Sally B. Palmer and Dominic Abrams},
  booktitle={Child development},
  year={2016}
}
Adolescents' evaluations of discriminatory race-based humor and their expectations about peer responses to discrimination were investigated in 8th- (Mage  = 13.80) and 10th-grade (Mage  = 16.11) primarily European-American participants (N = 256). Older adolescents judged race-based humor as more acceptable than did younger adolescents and were less likely to expect peer intervention. Participants who rejected discrimination were more likely to reference welfare/rights and prejudice and to… CONTINUE READING
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