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  • Theory-based explanation as intervention PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW Weisman, K., Markman, E. 2017
  • Young Children Choose to Inform Previously Knowledgeable Others JOURNAL OF COGNITION AND DEVELOPMENT Kim, S., Kalish, C. W., Weisman, K., Johnson, M. V., Shutts, K. 2016; 17 (2): 320-340
  • Young children's automatic encoding of social categories DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE Weisman, K., Johnson, M. V., Shutts, K. 2015; 18 (6): 1036-1043

    View details for DOI 10.1111/desc.12269

    View details for Web of Science ID 000362911400016

  • Children Associate Racial Groups With Wealth: Evidence From South Africa CHILD DEVELOPMENT Olson, K. R., Shutts, K., Kinzler, K. D., Weisman, K. G. 2012; 83 (6): 1884-1899


    Group-based social hierarchies exist in nearly every society, yet little is known about whether children understand that they exist. The present studies investigated whether 3- to 10-year-old children (N=84) in South Africa associate higher status racial groups with higher levels of wealth, one indicator of social status. Children matched higher value belongings with White people more often than with multiracial or Black people and with multiracial people more often than with Black people, thus showing sensitivity to the de facto racial hierarchy in their society. There were no age-related changes in children's tendency to associate racial groups with wealth differences. The implications of these results are discussed in light of the general tendency for people to legitimize and perpetuate the status quo.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01819.x

    View details for Web of Science ID 000314111900004

    View details for PubMedID 22860510