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dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Amy
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date2012-08-12 18:08:53.964en
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-13T21:36:41Z
dc.date.available2012-08-13T21:36:41Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/7364
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Psychology) -- Queen's University, 2012-08-12 18:08:53.964en
dc.description.abstractThe powerful influence of group membership and similarity on perceptions and behaviour is well established; however, questions remain about the developmental trajectory of these patterns and the extent to which similarity bias and ingroup bias are truly distinct. In this thesis, I examined the relative impact of group membership and similarity on matching and non-matching identification, expression of similarity, extension of preferences, transgression attribution, selective helping and resource allocation among 2.5- to 3-year-old children. These findings suggest that early in life, the responses to similarity and group membership are largely overlapping; however, children in the similarity condition were more likely to select the matching puppet in transgression attribution, non-matching identification, and resource allocation. This pattern suggests that children display a stronger approach bias in the similarity condition and that similarity bias shows developmental discontinuity between early and later childhood.en_US
dc.languageenen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_US
dc.subjectGroupen_US
dc.subjectSimilarityen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.titleFoundations of Ingroup Bias and Similarity Bias in 2-Year-Oldsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeMasteren
dc.contributor.supervisorKuhlmeier, Valerieen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen


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