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ERIC Number: ED086357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 31
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Effect of Modeling and Social Reinforcement on the Racial Preferences of Children.
Prakash, A. Om
Forty-eight white elementary school students, ages 6 to 10, received experimental treatments consisting of modeling and social reinforcement contingencies designed to influence their racial preferences. Social reinforcement significantly increased the modification of racial preferences during the treatments; modeling had a sustaining influence on the changes produced. Results indicated that it is possible to arrange modeling and social reinforcement contingencies so that children learn to make socially accepting responses to people of other ethnic groups. The influence of parents in the modeling process in terms of childrearing practices is also discussed. (Author/ST)
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