Recent Publications




Killen, M. & Rutland, A. (2011). Children and Social exclusion: Morality, Prejudice and Group Identity. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:

Smith, P. K., & Rutland, A. (2014). Childhood Social Development: Five-volume Set (Sage Library in Developmental Psychology). London: Sage. ISBN 978144627165.

Journal articles

Leman, P., Skipper, Y, Watling, D, & Rutland, A. (in press). Conceptual change in science is facilitated through peer collaboration for boys but not for girls. Child Development.

Palmer, S. B., Rutland, A., & Cameron, L. (2015). The development of bystander intentions and social-moral reasoning about intergroup verbal aggression. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 33, 419-433. doi:10.1111/bjdp.12092

McGuire, L., Rutland, A. & Nesdale, D. (2015). Peer group norms and accountability moderate the effect of school norms on children’s intergroup attitudes. Child Development, 86, 1290-1297. doi:

Rutland, A., Hitti, A., Mulvey, K. L, Abrams D. & Killen, M. (2015). When does the in-group like the out-group?: Bias among children as a function of group norms. Psychological Science, 26, 834-842. doi: 

Rutland, A. & Killen, M. (2015). A developmental science approach to reducing prejudice and social exclusion: Intergroup processes, social-cognitive development and moral reasoning. Social Issues and Policy Review, 9, 121-154. doi:

Mulvey, K. L., Hitti, A., Rutland, A., AbramsD. & Killen, M. (2014). Context differences in children’s ingroup preferences. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1507-1519. doi: 10.1037/a0035593.

Abrams, D., Rutland, A., Palmer, S., Pelletier, J., Ferrell, J. & Lee, S. (2014). The role of cognitive abilities in children’s inferences about social atypicality and peer exclusion and inclusion in intergroup contexts. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32, 233-247. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12034.

Abrams, D., Rutland, A., Palmer, S., & Purewal, K. (2014). Children’s responses to social atypicality among group members – advantages of a contextualized social developmental account. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32, 257-261. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12053

Hitti, A., Mulvey, K. L., Rutland, A., Abrams, D. & Killen, M. (2014). When is it Okay to exclude a member of the ingroup?: Children’s and adolescents’ social reasoning. Social Development, 23, 451-469. doi: 10.1111/sode.12047.

Abrams, D., Palmer, S., Rutland, A., Cameron, L. & Van de Vyver, J. (2014). Evaluations of, and reasoning about, normative and deviant ingroup and outgroup Members: Development of the Black Sheep Effect. Developmental Psychology, 50, 258-270. doi: 10.1037/a0032461.

Bagci, S. C., Rutland, A., Kumashiro, M., Smith, P. K. & Blumberg, H. (2014). Are minority status children’s cross-ethnic friendships beneficial in a multiethnic context? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32, 233–247. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12028.

Bagci, S. C., Kumashiro, M., Smith, P. K., Blumberg, H. & Rutland, A. (2014). Cross-ethnic friendships: Are they really rare? Evidence from secondary schools around London. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 41, 125-137.

Mulvey, K.L., Hitti, A., Rutland, A., Abrams, D., & Killen, M. (2014). When do children dislike ingroup members? Resource allocation from individual and group perspectives. Journal of Social Issues, 70, 28-45. doi: 10.1111/josi.12045

Brown, R., Baysu, G., Cameron, L., Nigbur, D. Rutland, A., Watters, C., Hossain, R., LeTouze, D. and Landau, A. (2013). Acculturation attitudes and social adjustment in British South Asian children: A longitudinal study. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 39, 1656-1667. doi: 10.1177/0146167213500149.

Jugert, P., Noack, P. & Rutland, A. (2013): Children’s cross-ethnic friendships: Why are they less stable than same-ethnic friendships? European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 649-662. doi:10.1080/17405629.2012.734136

Killen, M., Rutland, A., Abrams, D., Mulvey, K. L., & Hitti, A. (2013). Development of intra- and intergroup judgments in the context of moral and social-conventional norms. Child Development, 84, 1063-1080. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12011

Killen, M., Mulvey, K. L., Hitti. A. & Rutland, A. (2012). What works to address prejudice? Look to developmental science research for the answer. Commentary. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 29. doi:10.1017/S0140525X11002214

Rutland, A., Cameron, L., Nigbur, D., Brown, R., Hossain, R., Landau, A., Le Touze, D., & Watters, C. (2012). Group identity and peer relations: A longitudinal study of group identity, perceived peer acceptance and friendships amongst ethnic minority English children. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 30, 283-302. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-835X.2011.02040.x

Killen, M., Rutland, A. & Ruck, M. (2012). Promoting equity and justice in childhood: Policy implications. Social Policy Report, 25, 4, 1-25.

Palmer, S. & Rutland, A. (2011). Do children want skinny friends? The role of ‘weight’ in children’s friendship preferences and intergroup attitudes. Anales de Psicologia, 27, 698-707.

 Cameron, L., Rutland, A., Turner, R. Holman-Nicolas, R. & Powell, C. (2011). Changing attitudes with a little imagination’: Imagined contact effects on young children’s intergroup bias. Anales de Psicologia, 27, 708-717.

Jugert, P., Noack, P. & Rutland, A. (2011). Friendship preferences among German and Turkish preadolescents. Child Development, 82, 812-829. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01528.x

Cameron, L., Rutland, A. & Hossain, R. (2011). When and why does extended contact work? The role of high quality direct contact and group norms in the development of positive ethnic intergroup attitudes amongst children. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 14, 193-206. doi: 10.1177/1368430210390535

Rutland, A., Killen, M. & Abrams, D. (2010). A new social-cognitive developmental perspective on prejudice: The interplay between morality and group identity. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 279-291. doi: 10.1177/1745691610369468



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