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Group membership, group norms, empathy, and young children's intentions to aggress.
Aggress Behav. 2009 May-Jun; 35(3):244-58.AB

Abstract

This study assessed the effect of ingroup norms and empathy on 6 and 9-year-old children's (N=161) attitudes and aggressive intentions toward outgroup members. Prior to an intergroup drawing competition against an outgroup, participants' empathy was measured, and they were randomly assigned to a simulated group with a norm of direct or indirect aggression, or no aggression norm. Results indicated participants' attitudes were less positive toward the outgroup vs. the ingroup, and that both direct and indirect aggressive intentions were displayed toward the outgroup. Most importantly, the ingroup was liked less when it had an aggression norm, and the participants' aggressive intentions were not enhanced by the group aggression norm. Empathy was a significant negative predictor of direct but not indirect aggression intentions. Implications for understanding the instigation and inhibition of children's aggression intentions are discussed.

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School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. d.nesdale@griffith.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19309004

Citation

Nesdale, Drew, et al. "Group Membership, Group Norms, Empathy, and Young Children's Intentions to Aggress." Aggressive Behavior, vol. 35, no. 3, 2009, pp. 244-58.
Nesdale D, Milliner E, Duffy A, et al. Group membership, group norms, empathy, and young children's intentions to aggress. Aggress Behav. 2009;35(3):244-58.
Nesdale, D., Milliner, E., Duffy, A., & Griffiths, J. A. (2009). Group membership, group norms, empathy, and young children's intentions to aggress. Aggressive Behavior, 35(3), 244-58. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.20303
Nesdale D, et al. Group Membership, Group Norms, Empathy, and Young Children's Intentions to Aggress. Aggress Behav. 2009 May-Jun;35(3):244-58. PubMed PMID: 19309004.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Group membership, group norms, empathy, and young children's intentions to aggress. AU - Nesdale,Drew, AU - Milliner,Ella, AU - Duffy,Amanda, AU - Griffiths,Judith A, PY - 2009/3/25/entrez PY - 2009/3/25/pubmed PY - 2009/7/1/medline SP - 244 EP - 58 JF - Aggressive behavior JO - Aggress Behav VL - 35 IS - 3 N2 - This study assessed the effect of ingroup norms and empathy on 6 and 9-year-old children's (N=161) attitudes and aggressive intentions toward outgroup members. Prior to an intergroup drawing competition against an outgroup, participants' empathy was measured, and they were randomly assigned to a simulated group with a norm of direct or indirect aggression, or no aggression norm. Results indicated participants' attitudes were less positive toward the outgroup vs. the ingroup, and that both direct and indirect aggressive intentions were displayed toward the outgroup. Most importantly, the ingroup was liked less when it had an aggression norm, and the participants' aggressive intentions were not enhanced by the group aggression norm. Empathy was a significant negative predictor of direct but not indirect aggression intentions. Implications for understanding the instigation and inhibition of children's aggression intentions are discussed. SN - 1098-2337 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19309004/Group_membership_group_norms_empathy_and_young_children's_intentions_to_aggress_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.20303 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -