ERIC Number: EJ643632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Children's Interpretation of Ambiguous Behavior: Evidence for a "Boys Are Bad" Bias.
Heyman, Gail D.
Social Development, v10 n2 p230-47 2001
Investigated whether 7- to 9-year-olds use gender category to resolve uncertainty when evaluating behavior. Subjects were shown pictures of unfamiliar children and were told that each had performed a behavior open to multiple interpretations. When the unfamiliar peers were male, both male and female subjects were more likely to remember behaviors in unfavorable ways and select more negative attributions. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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