When Racial Ambivalence Evokes Negative Affect, Using a Disguised Measure of Mood

@article{Has1992WhenRA,
  title={When Racial Ambivalence Evokes Negative Affect, Using a Disguised Measure of Mood},
  author={R. Has and Irwin Katz and Nina Rizzo and Joan Bailey and Lynn Carpenter Moore},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={1992},
  volume={18},
  pages={786 - 797}
}
  • R. Has, I. Katz, L. Moore
  • Published 1 December 1992
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
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