Children's social identities

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    Abstract

    This paper provides a brief overview of recent developmental research on themes related to children's social identities. Initially, consideration is given to the capacity for social categorization, following which attention is given to children's developing conceptions of social identities, their identification with social groups, and the consequences of identification upon various phenomena such as ingroup favouritism and well-being. Finally, some personal thoughts on the wider political implications of this research are offered. Copyright (C) 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)353-363
    Number of pages11
    JournalInfant and Child Development
    Volume20
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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