Children and Social Exclusion: Morality, Prejudice, and GroupIdentity explores the origins of prejudice and the emergence ofmorality to explain why children include some and exclude others.
- Formulates an original theory about children'sexperiences with exclusion and how they understand the world ofdiscrimination based on group membership
- Brings together Social Domain Theory and Social IdentityTheory to explain how children view exclusion that often results inprejudice, and inclusion that reflects social justice andmorality
- Presents new research data consisting of in-depth interviewsfrom childhood to late adolescence, observational findings withpeer groups, and experimental paradigms that test how childrenunderstand group dynamics and social norms, and show either groupbias or morality
- Illustrates data with direct quotes from children along withdiagrams depicting their social understanding
- Presents new insights about the origins of prejudice and groupbias, as well as morality and fairness, drawn from extensiveoriginal data