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Master, Allison; Walton, Gregory M. – Child Development, 2013
Three experiments ("N" = 130) used a minimal group manipulation to show that just perceived membership in a social group boosts young children's motivation for and learning from group-relevant tasks. In Experiment 1, 4-year-old children assigned to a minimal "puzzles group" persisted longer on a challenging puzzle than children identified as the…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Preschool Children, Motivation, Group Activities