Some personality and social factors related to changes in children's attitudes toward Negroes


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Abstract

The racial attitudes of 106 white boys were measured before and after intimate contact with Negroes at an interracial camp for 4 weeks. Methods used included the Horowitz Faces test, TAT, social adjustment reports, and interview data. It was found that intimate contact in itself did not insure a decrease in prejudice. “Whether a child increases or decreases in prejudice following such an experience seems to be related to his personality structure and whether or not the camp situation is felt to be a rewarding one.” 20 references. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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