Children's social identities
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Infant and Child Development
Volume 20, Issue 4, pages 353–363, July/August 2011
How to Cite
Bennett, M. (2011), Children's social identities. Inf. Child Develop., 20: 353–363. doi: 10.1002/icd.741
- Issue published online: 1 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 1 AUG 2011
This paper provides a brief overview of recent developmental research on themes related to children's social identities. Initially, consideration is given to the capacity for social categorization, following which attention is given to children's developing conceptions of social identities, their identification with social groups, and the consequences of identification upon various phenomena such as ingroup favouritism and well-being. Finally, some personal thoughts on the wider political implications of this research are offered. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.