Messages about the uniqueness and similarities of people: impact on U.S. black and latino youth

This experiment examined the impact of messages about uniqueness and similarity between groups of people on Black and Latino children's social attitudes. Children (ages 11–14) read two brief science books embedded with a similarities message (“all people are basically the same”), unique message...

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Autores Principales: R. Levi, Shery, L. West, Lara, S.Bigler, Rebecca, M. Karafantis, Diana, Ramírez, Luisa, Velilla, Elizabeth
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Elsevier 2005
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/25876
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2005.08.004
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spelling ir-10336-258762020-08-06T16:20:06Z Messages about the uniqueness and similarities of people: impact on U.S. black and latino youth Mensajes sobre la singularidad y similitudes de las personas: impacto en la juventud negra y latina de EE. UU. R. Levi, Shery L. West, Lara S.Bigler, Rebecca M. Karafantis, Diana Ramírez, Luisa Velilla, Elizabeth Dual identity Individual differences Intervention Prejudice Racial attitudes Similarities Social tolerance Black and Latino attitudes This experiment examined the impact of messages about uniqueness and similarity between groups of people on Black and Latino children's social attitudes. Children (ages 11–14) read two brief science books embedded with a similarities message (“all people are basically the same”), unique message (“each person is unique”), combined similar-unique message (“all people are the same in a way, but each person is also unique”), or no additional message (control). Relative to the other conditions, the combined condition increased general social tolerance and decreased desired social distance from White children. No message appeared to negatively impact participants' attitudes toward their own group. Implications of these results for basic and applied anti-bias work on promoting similarities, differences, or both are discussed. 2005-08-29 2020-08-06T16:20:06Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion ISSN: 0193-3973 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/25876 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2005.08.004 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess application/pdf Elsevier Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
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language Inglés (English)
topic Dual identity
Individual differences
Intervention
Prejudice
Racial attitudes
Similarities
Social tolerance
Black and Latino attitudes
spellingShingle Dual identity
Individual differences
Intervention
Prejudice
Racial attitudes
Similarities
Social tolerance
Black and Latino attitudes
R. Levi, Shery
L. West, Lara
S.Bigler, Rebecca
M. Karafantis, Diana
Ramírez, Luisa
Velilla, Elizabeth
Messages about the uniqueness and similarities of people: impact on U.S. black and latino youth
description This experiment examined the impact of messages about uniqueness and similarity between groups of people on Black and Latino children's social attitudes. Children (ages 11–14) read two brief science books embedded with a similarities message (“all people are basically the same”), unique message (“each person is unique”), combined similar-unique message (“all people are the same in a way, but each person is also unique”), or no additional message (control). Relative to the other conditions, the combined condition increased general social tolerance and decreased desired social distance from White children. No message appeared to negatively impact participants' attitudes toward their own group. Implications of these results for basic and applied anti-bias work on promoting similarities, differences, or both are discussed.
format Artículo (Article)
author R. Levi, Shery
L. West, Lara
S.Bigler, Rebecca
M. Karafantis, Diana
Ramírez, Luisa
Velilla, Elizabeth
author_facet R. Levi, Shery
L. West, Lara
S.Bigler, Rebecca
M. Karafantis, Diana
Ramírez, Luisa
Velilla, Elizabeth
author_sort R. Levi, Shery
title Messages about the uniqueness and similarities of people: impact on U.S. black and latino youth
title_short Messages about the uniqueness and similarities of people: impact on U.S. black and latino youth
title_full Messages about the uniqueness and similarities of people: impact on U.S. black and latino youth
title_fullStr Messages about the uniqueness and similarities of people: impact on U.S. black and latino youth
title_full_unstemmed Messages about the uniqueness and similarities of people: impact on U.S. black and latino youth
title_sort messages about the uniqueness and similarities of people: impact on u.s. black and latino youth
publisher Elsevier
publishDate 2005
url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/25876
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2005.08.004
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