ERIC Number: ED033794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Negro and White Children, A Psychological Study in the Rural South. Social Psychology: A Series of Monographs, Treatises, and Texts.
Baughman, E. Earl; Dahlstrom, W. Grant
Literature relative to the economically disadvantaged and their personal characteristics has, to a great extent, centered on urban dwellers in recent years. The research reported in this book grew out of the belief that the impoverished in the rural areas no less than those in the city deserve serious attention. The research involved utilized multiple techniques emphasizing objectivity and quantification. Comparative analyses are presented concerning the intellectual, social, motivational and temperamental similarities and differences between Negro and white children growing up in the rural South. Millfield, North Carolina was selected as the site for intensive study. Results indicate that the behaviors studied are influenced by environmental conditions and not genetically. The authors conclude that those differences that do exist may well be attributable to modifiable aspects of the social order in which they are created. (DK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Black Youth, Children, Intelligence, Intelligence Differences, Peer Relationship, Perception, Poverty, Racial Differences, Research Methodology, Rural Areas, Social Differences, Social Psychology, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Attitudes, Whites
Academic Press, Inc., 111 5th Ave., New York, N. Y. 10003 ($15.00).
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Sponsor: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Research Council.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
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Identifiers: United States (South)