The formation of in-group favoritism and out-group prejudice in young children: are they distinct attitudes?

  title={The formation of in-group favoritism and out-group prejudice in young children: are they distinct attitudes?},
  author={Frances E. Aboud},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  volume={39 1},
  • F. Aboud
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Developmental psychology
Although standardized measures of prejudice reveal high levels of ethnocentric bias in the preschool years, it may reflect in-group favoritism or out-group prejudice. A measure that partially decouples the two attitudes was given to White children between 4 and 7 years of age to examine the reciprocal relation between and the acquisition and correlates of in-group and out-group attitudes. The two attitudes were reciprocally correlated in 1 sample from a racially homogeneous school but not in a… 

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