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Title: A Developmental Science Approach to Reducing Prejudice and Social Exclusion: Intergroup Processes, Social-Cognitive Development, and Moral Reasoning: A Developmental Science Approach to Reducing Prejudice and Social Exclusion
Authors:
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Award ID(s):
0840492
Publication Date:
NSF-PAR ID:
10080495
Journal Name:
Social Issues and Policy Review
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
121 to 154
ISSN:
1751-2395
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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  1. Abstract Developmental perspectives on prejudice provide a fundamental and important key to the puzzle for determining how to address prejudice. Research with historically disadvantaged and advantaged groups in childhood and adolescence reveals the complexity of social cognitive and moral judgments about prejudice, discrimination, bias, and exclusion. Children are aware of status and hierarchies, and often reject the status quo. Intervention, to be effective, must happen early in development, before prejudice and stereotypes are deeply entrenched.