The rules of implicit evaluation by race, religion, and age.

  title={The rules of implicit evaluation by race, religion, and age.},
  author={Jordan R. Axt and Charles R Ebersole and Brian A. Nosek},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={25 9},
The social world is stratified. Social hierarchies are known but often disavowed as anachronisms or unjust. Nonetheless, hierarchies may persist in social memory. In three studies (total N > 200,000), we found evidence of social hierarchies in implicit evaluation by race, religion, and age. Participants implicitly evaluated their own racial group most positively and the remaining racial groups in accordance with the following hierarchy: Whites > Asians > Blacks > Hispanics. Similarly… CONTINUE READING
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