Priming Christian Religious Concepts Increases Racial Prejudice

  title={Priming Christian Religious Concepts Increases Racial Prejudice},
  author={Megan K. Johnson and Wade C. Rowatt and Jordan P. LaBouff},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={119 - 126}
Positive correlations have been found between several self-report measures of religiousness and racial prejudice; however, no experiment has yet examined the direct effect of religion on racial attitudes. In the current studies, persons were subliminally primed with Christian or neutral words. Then covert racial prejudice (Study 1) and general negative affect toward African-Americans (Study 2) were assessed. Participants subliminally primed with Christian words displayed more covert racial… 

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