ERIC Number: ED046498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Trends in the Selective Perception of Race and Affect by Young Negro and Caucasian Children.
DARCEE Papers and Reports (George Peabody College for Teachers), v4 n5 1970
This study used a "disguised-structured" technique for determining the differential saliency of race and affect on preference behavior of 60 5-, 6-, and 7-year-old Negro and Caucasian children. Positively and negatively valued objects were distributed by subjects among photographs of happy and sad Negro and Caucasian children. No racial preference was found among 5-year-olds of either race or among older Negro children; 6- and 7-year-old Caucasian children showed growing preference for the Caucasian stimuli. Preference for the happy stimuli was shown by all groups of children, the affect differences overriding all race preferences. Included are both references and a bibliography of sources not cited in the text. Appendixes provided include a duplication of task photographs, sample data form, and additional task tables. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Labs.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.