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={Jay J. van Bavel and William A. Cunningham},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={321-35}
}
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… CONTINUE READING
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