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Development of Intra- and Intergroup Judgments in the Context of Moral and Social-Conventional Norms

Killen, Melanie; Rutland, Adam; Abrams, Dominic; Mulvey, Kelly Lynn and Hitt, Aline. 2013. Development of Intra- and Intergroup Judgments in the Context of Moral and Social-Conventional Norms. Child Development, 84(3), pp. 1063-1080. ISSN 0009-3920 [Article]

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Children and adolescents evaluated group inclusion and exclusion in the context of generic and group-specific norms involving morality and social conventions. Participants (N = 381), aged 9.5 and 13.5 years, judged an in-group member's decision to deviate from the norms of the group, whom to include, and whether their personal preference was the same as what they expected a group should do. Deviating from in-group moral norms about unequal allocation of resources was viewed more positively than deviating from conventional norms about nontraditional dress codes. With age, participants gave priority to group-specific norms and differentiated what the group should do from their own preference about the group's decision, revealing a developmental picture about children's complex understanding of group dynamics and group norms.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12011

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology
Research Office > REF2014

Dates:

DateEvent
May 2013Published

Item ID:

9198

Date Deposited:

21 Oct 2013 15:08

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2017 12:43

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9198
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