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The assessment of ethnic sensitivity among Northern Ireland school children

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/1990
<mark>Journal</mark>British Journal of Developmental Psychology
Number of pages4
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The utility of the release from proactive interference paradigm as a technique for the indirect assessment of ethnic sensitivity was explored. Children in Northern Ireland, aged 7 and 11, recalled sets of names that changed in religious affiliation between the third and fourth sets. Only the older age group demonstrated the predicted improvement in recall following change in name type, findings consistent with studies that have taken approaches to the assessment of ethnic sensitivity.