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ERIC Number: EJ258546
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982
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Cognitive Development and Childhood Political Socialization: Questions about the Primacy Principle.
Peterson, Steven A.; Somit, Albert
American Behavioral Scientist, v25 n3 p313-34 Jan-Feb 1982
Discusses the primacy principle theory which says that political orientations learned during childhood shape all subsequent political attitudes and limit all later attitude changes. The authors argue that there is little evidence supporting the theory and that cognitive development theory casts further doubt on its validity. (AM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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