Social categorization and the formation of intergroup attitudes in children.

@article{Bigler1997SocialCA,
  title={Social categorization and the formation of intergroup attitudes in children.},
  author={Rebecca S Bigler and Lindsey. Jones and D B Lobliner},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={
          530-43
        }
}
The study was designed to test several hypotheses derived from intergroup theory concerning the effects of the presence of a novel social category on the formation of intergroup attitudes. Elementary school children (N = 61; aged 6-9) were given measures of classification skill and self-esteem and assigned to 1 of 3 types of school classrooms in which teachers made: (1) functional use of "blue" and "yellow" groups assigned on the basis of a biological attribute, (2) functional use of "blue" and… CONTINUE READING
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