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Mariah G. Schug, Anna Shusterman, Hilary Barth and Andrea L. Patalano Minimal-group membership influences children's responses to novel experience with group members Developmental Science 16

Article first published online: 26 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2012.01193.x

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Children, like adults, tend to prefer ingroup over outgroup individuals, but how this group bias affects children's processing of information about social groups is not well understood. In this study, 5- and 6-year-old children were assigned to artificial groups. They observed instances of ingroup and outgroup members behaving in either a positive (egalitarian) or a negative (stingy) manner.

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