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Evaluations of moral and conventional intergroup transgressions.
Br J Dev Psychol. 2016 11; 34(4):489-501.BJ

Abstract

To investigate children's understanding of intergroup transgressions, children (3-8 years, N = 84) evaluated moral and conventional transgressions that occurred among members of the same gender group (ingroup) or members of different gender groups (outgroup). All participants judged moral transgressions to be more wrong than conventional transgressions. However, when asked to make a judgment after being told an authority figure did not see the transgression, younger participants still judged that moral violations were less acceptable than conventional transgressions, but judged both moral and conventional transgressions with an outgroup victim as more acceptable than the corresponding transgressions with an ingroup victim. Older children did not demonstrate the same ingroup bias; rather they focused only on the domain of the transgressions. The results demonstrate the impact intergroup information has on children's evaluations about both moral and conventional transgressions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Educational Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. mulveykl@mailbox.sc.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27130807

Citation

Mulvey, Kelly Lynn. "Evaluations of Moral and Conventional Intergroup Transgressions." The British Journal of Developmental Psychology, vol. 34, no. 4, 2016, pp. 489-501.
Mulvey KL. Evaluations of moral and conventional intergroup transgressions. Br J Dev Psychol. 2016;34(4):489-501.
Mulvey, K. L. (2016). Evaluations of moral and conventional intergroup transgressions. The British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 34(4), 489-501. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12145
Mulvey KL. Evaluations of Moral and Conventional Intergroup Transgressions. Br J Dev Psychol. 2016;34(4):489-501. PubMed PMID: 27130807.
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