Study: Children can ‘catch’ social bias through nonverbal signals expressed by adults

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New research from I-LABS Allison Skinner suggests that preschool-aged children can learn bias even through nonverbal signals displayed by adults, such as a condescending tone of voice or a disapproving look.“

This research shows that kids are learning bias from the non-verbal signals that they’re exposed to, and that this could be a mechanism for the creation of racial bias and other biases that we have in our society.”

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