Temporal Distance and Discrimination

  title={Temporal Distance and Discrimination},
  author={Katherine L. Milkman and Modupe Akinola and Dolly Chugh},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={710 - 717}
Through a field experiment set in academia (with a sample of 6,548 professors), we found that decisions about distant-future events were more likely to generate discrimination against women and minorities (relative to Caucasian males) than were decisions about near-future events. In our study, faculty members received e-mails from fictional prospective doctoral students seeking to schedule a meeting either that day or in 1 week; students’ names signaled their race (Caucasian, African American… 

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