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On the nature of prejudice: Automatic and controlled processes
Abstract The present research, involving three experiments, examined the existence of implicit attitudes of Whites toward Blacks, investigated the relationship between explicit measures of racial
Implicit and explicit prejudice and interracial interaction.
As predicted, Whites' self-reported racial attitudes significantly predicted bias in their verbal behavior to Black relative to White confederates, and these explicit attitudes predicted how much friendlier Whites felt that they behaved toward White than Black partners.
Why can't we just get along? Interpersonal biases and interracial distrust.
The authors review a series of studies that illustrate how one form of contemporary racial bias of Whites, aversive racism, can shape different perspectives of Blacks and Whites in ways that can
Mimicry and Prosocial Behavior
The results suggest that the effects of mimicry are not simply due to increased liking for the mimicker, but are due toincreased prosocial orientation in general.
Intergroup Contact: The Past, Present, and the Future
The Contact Hypothesis has long been considered one of psychology’s most effective strategies for improving intergroup relations. In this article, we review the history of the development of the
Just say no (to stereotyping): effects of training in the negation of stereotypic associations on stereotype activation.
The results demonstrate that when receiving no training or training in a nontarget category stereotype, participants exhibited spontaneous stereotype activation, while after receiving an extensive amount of training related to a specific category, however, participants demonstrated reduced stereotype activation.
(Close) distance makes the heart grow fonder:Improving implicit racial attitudes and interracial interactions through approach behaviors.
Investigating the effect of approaching Blacks on implicit racial attitudes and immediacy behaviors demonstrated that approaching Blacks decreased participants' implicit racial prejudice and increased immediacy when interacting with a Black confederate.
Racial Prejudice and Stereotype Activation
The main goal of the present study was to investigate the interrelationships among preudice and the endorsement and activation of cultural stereotypes. The endorsement of stereotypes was examined
Mind the gap: Increasing associations between the self and Blacks with approach behaviors.
Findings provided consistent evidence that training in approaching Blacks increases associations between the self and Blacks that in turn reduce implicit prejudice against Blacks.