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McGuire, Luke; Rutland, Adam; Nesdale, Drew – Child Development, 2015
The present study examined the interactive effects of school norms, peer norms, and accountability on children's intergroup attitudes. Participants (n = 229) aged 5-11 years, in a between-subjects design, were randomly assigned to a peer group with an inclusion or exclusion norm, learned their school either had an inclusion norm or not, and were…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Peer Relationship, Accountability, Group Activities
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Nesdale, Drew; Maass, Anne; Durkin, Kevin; Griffiths, Judith – Child Development, 2005
To assess predictions from social identity development theory (SIDT; Nesdale, 2004) concerning children's ethnic/racial prejudice, 197 Anglo-Australian children ages 7 or 9 years participated in a minimal group study as a member of a team that had a norm of inclusion or exclusion. The team was threatened or not threatened by an out-group that was…
Descriptors: Children, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Norms
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Nesdale, Drew; Flesser, Debbie – Child Development, 2001
Assessed predictions from social identity theory (SIT) concerning acquisition of young children's intra- and intergroup attitudes and cognitions. Found that children as young as 5 years of age were sensitive to the status of their social group, and that ingroup status had important implications for their desire to remain group members and their…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Comparative Analysis