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When Do Children Dislike Ingroup Members? Resource Allocation from Individual and Group Perspectives

Mulvey, Kelly Lynn, Hitti, Aline, Rutland, Adam, Abrams, Dominic, Killen, Melanie (2014) When Do Children Dislike Ingroup Members? Resource Allocation from Individual and Group Perspectives. Journal of Social Issues, 70 (1). pp. 29-46. ISSN 0022-4537. (doi:10.1111/josi.12045) (KAR id:41554)

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Do children like ingroup members who challenge group norms about resource allocation? Further, do children evaluate from their own individual perspective? Participants (N = 381), aged 9.5 and 13.5 years, evaluated members of their own group who deviated from group norms about resource allocation by either: (1) advocating for equal allocation in contrast to the group norm of inequality; or (2) advocating for inequality when the group norm was to divide equally. With age, participants differentiated their own individual favorability from the group's favorability of deviant members of the ingroup. Further, when deciding between group loyalty and equal allocation, children and adolescents gave priority to equality, rejecting group decisions to dislike ingroup members who advocated for equality.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/josi.12045
Additional information: Special Issue: Social Exclusion of Children: Developmental Origins of Prejudice
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 13:21 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
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