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.


McGuire, L., & Rutland, A. (2019). Group Dynamics: Group Norms & Fair Resource Allocation in Leman, P. (Ed), Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescent Development: The Social Context. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.

Killen, M., Rutland, A., Rizzo, M.T., & McGuire, L. (2018). Intergroup exclusion, moral judgments, and social cognition in W.M. Bukowski, B. Laursen, & K.H. Rubin (Eds.), Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups. New York: Guilford Publications

Journal articles

McGuire, L.,Goff, E., Mulvey, K.L., Irvin, M., Winterbottom, M., Hartstone-Rose, A., & Rutland, A. (In Press). STEM gender stereotypes from early childhood through adolescence at informal science centers. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.

McGuire, L., Rutland, A., Elenbaas, L., & Killen, M. (2019). The role of in‐group norms and group status in children’s and adolescents’ decisions to rectify resource inequalities. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 37, 309 – 322.

McGuire, L.,Rizzo, M.T., Rutland, A., & Killen, M. (2018). The role of competitive and cooperative norms in the development of deviant evaluations. Child Development.

McGuire, L.Rizzo, M.T., Killen, M., & Rutland, A. (2018). The development of intergroup resource allocation: The role of cooperative and competitive in-group norms. Developmental Psychology, 54, 1499 – 1506.

Palmer, S.B. & Abbott, N. (2018). Bystander responses to bias-based bullying in schools: A developmental intergroup approach. Child Development Perspectives. Early Online View. DOI:10.1111/cdep.12253

McGuire, L., Manstead, A., & Rutland, A., (2017). Group norms, intergroup resource allocation and social reasoning among children and adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 53, 2333 – 2339.

Palmer, S.B., Cameron, L., Rutland, A. & Blake, B. (2017). Ethnic- minority and majority adolescents’ responses to racism in school: A mixed methods approach. Journal of Community and Applied Psychology, Special Issue “Growing up with diversity: A social psychological perspective” (Guest Eds. Lindsey Cameron & Patrick J. Leman).

Mulvey, K.L., Palmer, S.B., & Abrams, D. (2016). Peer group dynamics in instances of subtle race-based discrimination: Bystander intervention and social exclusion. Child Development, 1379-91. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12600

Leman, P., Skipper, Y, Watling, D, & Rutland, A. (2016). Conceptual change in science is facilitated through peer collaboration for boys but not for girls. Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12481

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 Psychology33, 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:  10.1111/cdev.12388

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, 834-842doi:

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: