Suppression and hypothesis testing : does suppressing stereotypes during interactions help to avoid confirmation biases ?

@inproceedings{Dumont2003SuppressionAH,
  title={Suppression and hypothesis testing : does suppressing stereotypes during interactions help to avoid confirmation biases ?},
  author={Muriel Dumont and Vincent Yzerbyt and Mark G. Snyder and BERNARD MATHIEU and Christine Comblain and Nathalie Scaillet},
  year={2003}
}
Recent work indicates that trying not to think in stereotypical terms increases the accessibility of stereotypical information, which paradoxically results in more stereotypical judgments. The present study translated the colour-blindness ideology in general and stereotype suppression research in particular into an hypothesis testing setting. Participants who were asked to suppress their stereotypes when selecting a set of questions were indeed less guided by ambient stereotypes than control… CONTINUE READING

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