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Beginning Bias Early


How young were you when you first began to notice that some people looked different than you?

Research shows children as young as age 7 may predict differences about people based on race.

We examine those findings and their implications.  Including some possibilities for combating early prejudice.

NOTE: This is an encore broadcast which originally aired May 1, 2014.

For information on how you and your children can participate in UVa’s research, see the Child Development Labs website.  Additional information available on the Labs’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/childdevelopmentlabs .

Rebecca A. Dore - Developmental psychology researcher, doctoral candidate, researcher affiliated with the Child Development Labs at the University of Virginia.

Kelly Marie Hoffman - Social psychology researcher and doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia.

Sophie Trawalter, Ph.D. -  Assistant Professor at the Frank Batten School of Public Policy and Leadership as well as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Virginia.

Tom Graham was Senior Producer and host of WMRA's Virginia Insight from 2006 to 2015.