Intergroup Attitudes and Relations in Childhood Through Adulthood

Paperback | March 1, 2010

EditorSheri R. Levy, Melanie Killen

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This edited volume captures an exciting new trend in research on intergroup attitudes and relations, which concerns how individuals make judgments, and interact with individuals from different group categories, broadly defined in terms of gender, race, age, culture, religion, sexualorientation, and body type. This new approach is an integrative perspective, one which draws on theory and research in the areas of developmental and social psychology. Throughout human history, intergroup conflict has often served as the basis for societal conflict, strife, and tension. Over the past several decades, individual and group mobility has enabled individuals to interact with a wider range of people from different backgrounds than ever before. On theone hand, this level of societal heterogeneity contributes to intergroup conflict. On the other hand, the experience of such heterogeneity has also reduced stereotypes, and increased an understanding of others' perspectives and experiences. Where does it begin? When do children acquire stereotypesabout the other? What are the sources of influence, and how does change come about? To provide a deeper understanding of the origins, stability, and reduction of intergroup conflict, scholars in this volume report on current, cutting edge theory and new research findings. Progress in the area of intergroup attitudes relies on continued advances in both the understanding of theorigins and the trajectory of intergroup conflict and harmony (as historically studied by developmental psychologists) and the understanding of contexts and conditions that contribute to positive and negative intergroup attitudes and relations (as historically studied by social psychologists).Recent social and developmental psychology research clarifies the multifaceted nature of prejudice and the need for an interdisciplinary approach to addressing prejudice. The recent blossoming of research on the integration of developmental and social psychology represented in this volume willappeal to scholars and students in the areas of developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, education, social neuroscience, law, business, and political science.

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This edited volume captures an exciting new trend in research on intergroup attitudes and relations, which concerns how individuals make judgments, and interact with individuals from different group categories, broadly defined in terms of gender, race, age, culture, religion, sexualorientation, and body type. This new approach is an in...

Sheri R. Levy is Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY Stony Brook. Melanie Killen is Professor of Human Development at the University of Maryland College Park.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.89 × 9.88 × 0.79 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Sheri R. Levy and Melanie Killen: IntroductionSection I: The Formation of Intergroup Attitudes and Relationships2. Mark Bennett and Fabio Sani: Children's subjective identification with social gr3. Drew Nesdale: Peer Group Rejection and Children's Intergroup Prejudice4. Dominic Abrams and Adam Rutland: The Development of Subjective Group Dynamics5. Andrea E. Arthur, Rebecca S. Bigler, Lynn S. Liben, Susan A. Gelman, Diane N. Ruble: Gender Stereotyping and Prejudice in Young Children: A Developmental Intergroup Perspective6. Mahzarin R. Banaji, Andrew Scott Baron, Yarrow Dunham, Kristina Olson: The Development of Intergroup Social Cognition: Early Emergence, Implicit Nature, and Sensitivity to Group Status7. Ileana Enesco, Silvia Guerrero, Carolina Callejas, Irene Solbes, and Alejandra Navarro: Intergroup attitudes and reasoning about social exclusion in majority and minority children in Spain8. Melanie Killen, Heidi McGlothlin, and Alexandra Henning: Explicit Judgments and Implicit Bias: A Developmental Perspective9. Sheri R. Levy, Dina M. Karafantis, and Luisa Ramirez: A Social-Developmental Perspective on Lay theories and Intergroup Relations10. Maykel Verkuyten: Multiculturalism and group evaluations among minority and majority groups11. Stacey S. Horn: The multifaceted nature of sexual prejudice: How adolescents reason about sexual orientation and sexual prejudiceSection III: Fostering Change in Intergroup Attitudes and Relationships12. Lindsey Cameron and Adam Rutland: An Integrative Approach to Changing Children's Intergroup Attitudes13. Samuel L. Gaertner, John F. Dovidio, Rita Guerra, Margarida Rebelo, Maria Benedicta Monteiro, Blake M. Riek, Melissa A. Houlette: The Common Ingroup Identity Model: Applications to Children and Adults14. Michele A. Wittig: A Mutual Acculturation Model for Understanding and Undermining Prejudice Among Adolescents15. Evidence from Meta-Analytic and Field Studies: Linda R. Tropp and Mary A. Prenovost: The Role of Intergroup Contact in Predicting Children's Inter-Ethnic Attitudes16. Frances E Aboud and Anna Joong: Intergroup name-calling and conditions for creating assertive bystanders