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Child Dev. 2017 Oct 12. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12971. [Epub ahead of print]

A Long-Term Effect of Perceptual Individuation Training on Reducing Implicit Racial Bias in Preschool Children.

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1
Hangzhou Normal University.
2
University of Toronto.
3
University of Delaware.
4
University of California, San Diego.
5
Zhejiang Normal University.
6
Université de Grenoble Alpes.

Abstract

This study tracked the long-term effect of perceptual individuation training on reducing 5-year-old Chinese children's (N = 95, Mage  = 5.64 years) implicit pro-Asian/anti-Black racial bias. Initial training to individuate other-race Black faces, followed by supplementary training occurring 1 week later, resulted in a long-term reduction of pro-Asian/anti-Black bias (70 days). In contrast, training Chinese children to recognize White or Asian faces had no effect on pro-Asian/anti-Black bias. Theoretically, the finding that individuation training can have a long-term effect on reducing implicit racial bias in preschoolers suggests that a developmentally early causal linkage between perceptual and social processing of faces is not a transitory phenomenon. Practically, the data point to an effective intervention method for reducing implicit racism in young children.

PMID:
29023649
PMCID:
PMC5897218
[Available on 2019-04-12]
DOI:
10.1111/cdev.12971

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