Reducing Stereotyping Through Mindfulness: Effects on Automatic Stereotype-Activated Behaviors

@article{Djikic2008ReducingST,
  title={Reducing Stereotyping Through Mindfulness: Effects on Automatic Stereotype-Activated Behaviors},
  author={Maja Djikic and Ellen J. Langer and Sarah Fulton Stapleton},
  journal={Journal of Adult Development},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={106-111}
}
We assessed whether mindfulness (active categorization) can prevent automatic stereotype-activated behaviors related to the elderly. Eighty participants (mean age = 24.4) were given a set of photographs to prime the dimension OldAge and were asked to categorize them multiple times, to see whether the effect of the prime could be reduced through increased mindfulness. Participants were randomly assigned to one of four conditions, where they were asked to categorize the photographs across (1… Expand

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