Automatic Activation of Stereotypes: The Role of Self-Image Threat

  title={Automatic Activation of Stereotypes: The Role of Self-Image Threat},
  author={Steven John Spencer and Steven Fein and Connie T. Wolfe and Christina T. Fong and Meghan A. Duinn},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1139 - 1152}
Does self-image threatening feedback make perceivers more likely to activate stereotypes when confronted by members of a minority group? Participants in Study 1 saw an Asian American or European American woman for several minutes, and participants in Studies 2 and 3 were exposed to drawings of an African American or European American male face for fractions of a second. These experiments found no evidence of automatic stereotype activation when perceivers were cognitively busy and when they had… 
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