Stigma as ego depletion: how being the target of prejudice affects self-control.

  title={Stigma as ego depletion: how being the target of prejudice affects self-control.},
  author={Michael Inzlicht and Linda McKay and Joshua Aronson},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={17 3},
This research examined whether stigma diminishes people's ability to control their behaviors. Because coping with stigma requires self-regulation, and self-regulation is a limited-capacity resource, we predicted that individuals belonging to stigmatized groups are less able to regulate their own behavior when they become conscious of their stigmatizing status or enter threatening environments. Study 1 uncovered a correlation between stigma sensitivity and self-regulation; the more Black college… CONTINUE READING
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