ERIC Number: EJ718187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Reference Count: 93
Children's Perceptions of Discrimination: A Developmental Model
Brown, Christia Spears; Bigler, Rebecca S.
Child Development, v76 n3 p533-553 May 2005
Discrimination affects millions of children in the United States and throughout the world. Although the topic is important for both theoretical and applied reasons, little developmental work has examined children's perceptions of discrimination directed toward themselves and others. A review of past theoretical and empirical work on the perception of discrimination is provided. Next, a developmental model of the perception of discrimination is offered. The model identifies developmental and individual differences expected to influence judgments about discrimination, as well as situational variables that are likely to support attributions to discrimination.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Individual Differences, Social Discrimination, Racial Discrimination, Children, Child Development, Childhood Attitudes, Models, Context Effect
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Identifiers - Location: United States