The role of Afrocentric features in person perception: judging by features and categories.

@article{Blair2002TheRO,
  title={The role of Afrocentric features in person perception: judging by features and categories.},
  author={Irene V. Blair and Charles M. Judd and Melody S. Sadler and Christopher Jenkins},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={5-25}
}
Four studies were conducted to test the hypothesis that group-related physical features may directly activate related stereotypes, leading to more stereotypic inferences over and above those resulting from categorization. As predicted, targets with more Afrocentric features were judged as more likely to have traits stereotypic of African Americans. This effect was found with judgments of African Americans and of European Americans. Furthermore, the effect was not eliminated when a more… CONTINUE READING