Intergroup anxiety effects on implicit racial evaluation and stereotyping.

  title={Intergroup anxiety effects on implicit racial evaluation and stereotyping.},
  author={David M. Amodio and Holly K Hamilton},
  volume={12 6},
How does intergroup anxiety affect the activation of implicit racial evaluations and stereotypes? Given the common basis of social anxiety and implicit evaluative processes in memory systems linked to classical conditioning and affect, we predicted that intergroup anxiety would amplify implicit negative racial evaluations. Implicit stereotyping, which is associated primarily with semantic memory systems, was not expected to increase as a function of intergroup anxiety. This pattern was observed… CONTINUE READING
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