Liking is not the opposite of disliking: the functional separability of positive and negative attitudes toward minority groups.

  title={Liking is not the opposite of disliking: the functional separability of positive and negative attitudes toward minority groups.},
  author={Todd L. Pittinsky and Seth A. Rosenthal and R. Matthew Montoya},
  journal={Cultural diversity \& ethnic minority psychology},
  volume={17 2},
Two studies tested the hypotheses that positive and negative attitudes toward minority groups are not interchangeable in predicting positive versus negative behaviors toward those groups. In Study 1, positive attitudes about Latinos were a better predictor of a positive behavior toward Latinos than were negative attitudes or stereotyped positive attitudes. In Study 2, positive attitudes about African Americans were a better predictor of positive behavioral intentions toward that group than were… 

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