The Antecedents and Implications of Interracial Anxiety

@article{Plant2003TheAA,
  title={The Antecedents and Implications of Interracial Anxiety},
  author={E. Ashby Plant and Patricia G. Devine},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={29},
  pages={790 - 801}
}
  • E. Plant, P. Devine
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Drawing on previous theorizing from both the prejudice and social anxiety literatures, a model of the antecedents and implications of intergroup anxiety is offered. It is argued that a lack of positive previous experiences with outgroup members creates negative expectancies about interracial interactions, which result in intergroup anxiety. This anxiety is posited to result in heightened hostility toward outgroup members and a desire to avoid interacting with outgroup members. Study 1 examined… 

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