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ERIC Number: ED039303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-6
Pages: 18
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An Experimental Investigation of the Acquisition of Positive and Negative Racial Attitudes.
Boss, Marvin W.
It was predicted in this study that children would acquire negative racial attitudes more readily than positive racial attitudes, females would acquire racial attitudes more readily than males, and personality traits would correlate with racial attitude scores. Measures of 13 personality traits were obtained from a second grade population. Subjects were randomly assigned to two treatment groups. One group received positive information concerning a family, representing one fictitious population and neutral information concerning another family, representing a second fictitious population. Positive racial attitude scores were obtained by having students make acceptance and rejection choices of children representative of the two populations. The other group received similar treatment except that negative information replaced the positive information. Negative racial attitude scores were obtained. No significant differences were found between groups or between males and females. However, results confirmed the three predictions. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JM)
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