How Kids Learn Prejudice

By: Katherine D. Kinzler,  New York Times
Thu, 10/20/2016

Katherine Kinzler, associate professor of psychology, writes in this New York Times op-ed that past research suggests children's attitudes may suffer a “Trump effect” after this year's election campaign.

"At the second presidential debate, Hillary Clinton talked about the “Trump effect,” a rise — anecdotally, at least — in bullying in schools," Kinzler writes. "Are children adopting the negative attitudes that Donald J. Trump’s campaign has too often promoted? Do they feel a newfound sense of permissibility in mocking people, as Mr. Trump has, based on their race, their religion, their gender or their disability?

"It will take time for research on education to answer those questions fully. But past research from psychology suggests that a “Trump effect” on children’s attitudes is very likely real."

Read the full op-ed in the New York Times.