ERIC Number: EJ503622
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Do Children Have a Theory of Race?
Hirschfeld, Lawrence A.
Cognition, v54 n2 p209-52 Feb 1995
Reports five experiments that challenge the view that young children's understanding of race is based primarily on superficial differences in appearance. Found that young children's inferences about human racial variation involved domain-specific reasoning that parallelled, but were distinct from, common sense understanding of naive biology. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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