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Which one is the nice doll?

Which one is the nice doll?

(9:12) This test on children's self-perception related to race, was originally performed in 1939 by psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark, and is known as the Clark test. In 2005 youth documentary director Kiri Davis repeated the test in Harlem as part of her short film "A Girl Like Me". Out of 21 children, 71% thought the white doll was the nice one. True it's a small sample size, but it is surprising how most chose the white doll.

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Guest: Guesting (934 days ago)

Very revealing. (And I like the more gently tone from the interviewer these days.)

Question: As a European researcher on intergroup relations, I'm interested in a possible methodological issue: Aren't most dolls white and most don't most cartoons represent white children? If so, we have a problem of familiarity due to exposure.

Have similar tests been conducted with pictures of other children, unknown to the subjects in these tests?

Another issue: Why does a doll have to be bad? Would the child have thought of that if not asked directly? But that's not a very good objection in anyway. Which doll do they prefer to play with? That's revealing. Still I'd like to know whether simple exposure plays a role and whether the results would have been similar with pictures of real humans.

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Very revealing. (And I like the more gently tone from the interviewer these days.)

Question: As a European researcher on intergroup relations, I'm interested in a possible methodological issue: Aren't most dolls white and most don't most cartoons represent white children? If so, we have a problem of familiarity due to exposure.

Have similar tests been conducted with pictures of other children, unknown to the subjects in these tests?

Another issue: Why does a doll have to be bad? Would the child have thought of that if not asked directly? But that's not a very good objection in anyway. Which doll do they prefer to play with? That's revealing. Still I'd like to know whether simple exposure plays a role and whether the results would have been similar with pictures of real humans.

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Guest: Guesting (934 days ago)

One should really be able to edit without being a member. Sorry for several mistakes while writing.

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One should really be able to edit without being a member. Sorry for several mistakes while writing.

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