How differences become different kinds

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Marjorie Rhodes de la New-York University présentera au Centre de Recherche en Éthique

Le résumé: 

Systems of human social categorization vary markedly across contexts, cultures, and time. The present talk will discuss how children develop beliefs that particular, culturally relevant criteria mark fundamental, stable, and informative differences between people. Part 1 will examine how subtle linguistic cues lead children ages 2-5 to treat otherwise arbitrary criteria as marking distinct kinds of people. Part 2 will examine the consequences of these beliefs for children’s category-relevant beliefs, attitudes, and behavior. Finally, Part 3 will present new research on how to counteract some of the negative consequences of these processes to promote positive development.

This content has been updated on March 4th, 2018 at 18 h 16 min.