Answering Unresolved Questions About the Relationship Between Cognitive Ability and Prejudice

  title={Answering Unresolved Questions About the Relationship Between Cognitive Ability and Prejudice},
  author={Mark John Brandt and Jarret T. Crawford},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={884 - 892}
Previous research finds that lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice. We test two unresolved questions about this association using a heterogeneous set of target groups and data from a representative sample of the United States (N = 5,914). First, we test “who are the targets of prejudice?” We replicate prior negative associations between cognitive ability and prejudice for groups who are perceived as liberal, unconventional, and having lower levels of choice over group membership… 

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