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Job Talk - Moral Development and Social Exclusion in Intergroup Contexts

Children apply concepts of fairness and concern for other's welfare from a very early age. Exclusion of peers from different social groups (e.g., race, ethnicity, nationality, gender), however, occurs throughout development. In intergroup situations, children learn how to coordinate between moral concerns and their developing social group identities. This talk highlights instances in which children and adolescents apply morality to challenge social exclusion. In particular, focus will be drawn to the factors that promote the use of morality in intergroup peer interactions.
When Jan 14, 2016
from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where 127 Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802
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Children apply concepts of fairness and concern for other's welfare from a very early age. Exclusion of peers from different social groups (e.g., race, ethnicity, nationality, gender), however, occurs throughout development.  In intergroup situations, children learn how to coordinate between moral concerns and their developing social group identities. This talk highlights instances in which children and adolescents apply morality to challenge social exclusion. In particular, focus will be drawn to the factors that promote the use of morality in intergroup peer interactions.

About the Speaker

Aline Hitti headshotAline Hitti is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Psychology, Tulane University. Her research focus is on children’s and adolescents’ social cognitive and moral development in intergroup contexts. This research includes examining fairness orientations, social exclusion in childhood and adolescence, intergroup attitudes, the role of culture on development, and children’s psychological well-being.