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An unconscious desire for hierarchy? The motivated perception of dominance complementarity in task partners.
In 6 studies, the authors examined the perception of dominance complementarity, which is the perception of a target as different from the self in terms of dominance. The authors argue that theseExpand
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Concern for the in-group and opposition to affirmative action.
The present experiments suggest that the desire to benefit the in-group drives dominant-group members' policy preferences, independent of concern for out-groups' outcomes. In Experiment 1, the effectExpand
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The Interpretation of Multiracial Status and Its Relation to Social Engagement and Psychological Well‐Being
This research examines how multiracial individuals chose to identify themselves with respect to their racial identity and how this choice relates to their self-reported psychological well-beingExpand
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Framing Inequity Safely: Whites' Motivated Perceptions of Racial Privilege
Racial inequity was theorized to threaten Whites' self-image when inequity is framed as White privilege but not when framed as anti-Black discrimination. Manipulations of Whites' need for self-regardExpand
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Defining racism safely: The role of self-image maintenance on white Americans’ conceptions of racism
Abstract We suggest that the need to maintain a positive self-image motivates White Americans to conceive of racism as a phenomenon rooted in individuals instead of institutions. They do so becauseExpand
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The effect of interethnic ideologies on the likability of stereotypic vs. counterstereotypic minority targets
Abstract This paper examines the effect of interethnic ideologies on the likability of stereotypic vs. counterstereotypic minority targets. In two experiments, participants were exposed to either aExpand
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Deny, Distance, or Dismantle? How White Americans Manage a Privileged Identity
Social scientists have traditionally argued that whiteness—the attribute of being recognized and treated as a White person in society—is powerful because it is invisible. On this view, members of theExpand
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Paying for positive group esteem: how inequity frames affect whites' responses to redistributive policies.
This article finds that, when faced with racial inequity framed as White advantage, Whites' desire to think well of their racial group increases their support for policies perceived to harm Whites.Expand
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“Tall Poppies” and “American Dreams”
A comparative study conducted in Australia and the United States examined people’s responses to protagonists who were either born rich or poor and who ended up either rich or poor as adults. ResultsExpand
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Which racial groups are associated with diversity?
This article examines which racial groups are associated with the concept of diversity. Results indicate that regardless of perceivers' racial in-group, minorities (Asians, Blacks, and Latinos) tendExpand
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