The relative importance of race and shared knowledge in categorization
Oláh Kata | 2017.07.28.
In this study, we wanted to test whether children rather categorize others based on the conventionality of behavior than skin color. We modified a previously described method in a way that children saw two different people in the first part: a Japanese girl, who performed all actions in accordance with Hungarian customs and a Caucasion girl, who nonetheless deviated from these norms. Thus, our question was which cue children would use to predict the language of the people appearing in the demonstration: race or behavior?
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