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ERIC Number: EJ1124669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Reducing Children's Implicit Racial Bias through Exposure to Positive Out-Group Exemplars
Gonzalez, Antonya M.; Steele, Jennifer R.; Baron, Andrew S.
Child Development, v88 n1 p123-130 Jan-Feb 2017
Studies with adults suggest that implicit preferences favoring White versus Black individuals can be reduced through exposure to positive Black exemplars. However, it remains unclear whether developmental differences exist in the capacity for these biases to be changed. This study included 369 children and examined whether their implicit racial bias would be reduced following exposure to positive Black exemplars. Results showed that children's implicit pro-White bias was reduced following exposure to positive Black exemplars, but only for older children (M[subscript age] = ~10 years). Younger children's (M[subscript age] = ~7 years) implicit bias was not affected by this intervention. These results suggest developmental differences in the malleability of implicit racial biases and point to possible age differences in intervention effectiveness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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