Special Issue Introduction
Origins of intergroup bias: Developmental and social cognitive research on intergroup attitudes
Version of Record online: 13 MAY 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Social Psychology
Special Issue: Origins of Intergroup Bias: Developmental and Social Cognitive Research on Intergroup Attitudes
Volume 40, Issue 4, pages 563–568, June 2010
How to Cite
Dunham, Y. and Degner, J. (2010), Origins of intergroup bias: Developmental and social cognitive research on intergroup attitudes. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 40: 563–568. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.758
- Issue online: 13 MAY 2010
- Version of Record online: 13 MAY 2010
Prejudice and stereotyping are central to research and theorizing in social psychology. Yet, all too often this work tacitly assumes that these phenomena spring into existence fully formed in adults. This special issue originates from the need to integrate adult social psychological approaches with developmental inquiry into the ontogenetic and phylogenetic origins of prejudice and stereotyping. The diverse set of nine papers in this special issue demonstrates the utility of this interdisciplinary approach. In this introduction, we make the case for giving developmental research a seat at the social psychological table, and briefly summarize the contributions contained in this special issue. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.