The development of subjective group dynamics: Children’s judgments of normative and deviant in-group and out-group individuals.

Abrams, Dominic and Rutland, Adam and Cameron, Lindsey (2003) The development of subjective group dynamics: Children’s judgments of normative and deviant in-group and out-group individuals. Child Development, 74 (6). pp. 1840-1856. ISSN 0009-3920 . (Full text available)

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Abstract

Abstract: A developmental model of subjective group dynamics suggests that social identity is sustained first by intergroup biases and later by intragroup biases. In this study 476 English children 5 to 11 years old evaluated the English and German soccer teams, and judged in-group or out-group members whose attitudes toward the teams was normative versus antinormative. Children of all ages expressed intergroup bias. Differential evaluation against in-group deviants and in favor of out-group deviants strengthened with age. Understanding of targets' relative acceptability (differential inclusion) among in-group and out-group members mediated the effects of age and intergroup bias on intragroup bias. Identification with the in-group moderated the effects only among older children.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2008 05:24
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014 08:28
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4116 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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