Prejudice From Thin Air

  title={Prejudice From Thin Air},
  author={David DeSteno and Nilanjana Dasgupta and Monica Y Bartlett and Aida {\vC}ajdri{\'c}},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={319 - 324}
Two experiments provide initial evidence that specific emotional states are capable of creating automatic prejudice toward outgroups. Specifically, we propose that anger should influence automatic evaluations of outgroups because of its functional relevance to intergroup conflict and competition, whereas other negative emotions less relevant to intergroup relations (e.g., sadness) should not. In both experiments, after minimal ingroups and outgroups were created, participants were induced to… 

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