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ERIC Number: ED108007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The Extinction of Racial Attitudes: Comparison of Sex Differences.
Parish, Thomas S.; And Others
This experiment sought to determine if the extinction of anti Afro-American attitudes in Euro-American kindergarten children was possible. Also investigated was whether or not these conditioning procedures were equally effective regardless of the sex of Ss. A total of 37 Euro-American children were randomly selected from kindergarten classes and were randomly divided into four groups. The experimental groups were presented with pairings of the color black and neutral words. The color black has been found to be an emotionally charged stimulus and functionally related to attitudes toward Afro-Americans. The control group received no treatment. As hypothesized, extinction of anti Afro-American attitudes was found to occur following exposure to the conditioning procedures. Contrary to what was hypothesized, however, was the finding that females--but not males--demonstrated significantly more favorable attitudes toward Afro-Americans after having experienced the conditioning procedures. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)