Self-Categorization With a Novel Mixed-Race Group Moderates Automatic Social and Racial Biases

@article{Bavel2009SelfCategorizationWA,
  title={Self-Categorization With a Novel Mixed-Race Group Moderates Automatic Social and Racial Biases},
  author={J. V. Van Bavel and W. Cunningham},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={35},
  pages={321 - 335}
}
People perceive and evaluate others according to social categories. Yet social perception is complicated by the fact that people have multiple social identities, and self-categorization with these identities shifts from one situation to another. Two experiments examined whether self-categorization with a novel mixed-race group would override automatic racial bias. Participants assigned to a mixed-race group had more positive automatic evaluations of Black ingroup than Black outgroup members… Expand
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