4. Group Identity and Prejudice

  1. Melanie Killen and
  2. Adam Rutland

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396317.ch4

Children and Social Exclusion: Morality, Prejudice, and Group Identity

Children and Social Exclusion: Morality, Prejudice, and Group Identity

How to Cite

Killen, M. and Rutland, A. (2011) Group Identity and Prejudice, in Children and Social Exclusion: Morality, Prejudice, and Group Identity, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396317.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

Book Series:

  1. Understanding Children's Worlds

Book Series Editors:

  1. Judy Dunn

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176514

Online ISBN: 9781444396317

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Keywords:

  • group identity and prejudice;
  • social decisions, influenced by group concerns - determining group identity, leading to prejudice;
  • reliance on minimal group paradigm in social psychology research - investigating ingroup–outgroup relationships;
  • children's awareness of social categories - perceptually salient, like gender and race;
  • group identity - a positive or negative aspect;
  • Social Identity theory (SIT), three key factors - understanding better how group identity impacts on children's prejudiced judgments;
  • Social Identity theory's “self-esteem hypothesis” - bias motivated, gaining or restoring self-esteem;
  • “ethnic awareness” phase - attentiveness to, using social categories;
  • Theory of Social Mind (ToSM) and children - measured in children, involving friendship asking questions;
  • Developmental Subjective Group Dynamics (DSGD) model - children's group attitudes, built on SIT, social and contextual model of attitude development

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Is Group Identity Good or Bad?

  • Social Identity Theory

  • Social Identity Development Theory

  • Theory of Social Mind and the Control of Prejudice

  • Moral or Group Norms and the Control of Prejudice

  • Processes Underlying the Control of Prejudice

  • Developmental Subjective Group Dynamics

  • Morality and Group Identity

  • Summary