Inherence-based views of social categories

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Children adopt an inherence-based view of some social categories, viewing certain social categories as reflecting the inherent features of their members. Thinking of social categories in these terms contributes to prejudice and intergroup conflict. Thus, understanding what leads children to apply inherence-based views to particular categories could provide new direction for efforts to reduce these negative social phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-502
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 12 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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