Developing Lab Tasks to Measure how European American Mothers Socialize Racial Attitudes in Young Children

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Faculty Mentor:

Debbie Laible, Professor, Psychology

Summer 2020 Students:

Afra Elif Aglar 'G, Graduate Student-Psychology

Francesca Knudsen '21, Psychology/Health, Medicine & Society

Masma Mutallimova 'G, Graduate Student-Educational Leadership

Sheridan Scott '22, Behavioral Neuroscience

Project Summary:

How are attitudes and perspectives of white children toward other races formed in the earliest parts of childhood from their parents? This project is designing and implementing laboratory studies to understand what factors lead to the formation of racial understanding, and dig deeper into verbal and non verbal messages from parents.