Why egalitarianism might be good for your health: physiological thriving during stressful intergroup encounters.

@article{Mendes2007WhyEM,
  title={Why egalitarianism might be good for your health: physiological thriving during stressful intergroup encounters.},
  author={Wendy Berry Mendes and Heather M. Gray and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and Brenda Major and Elissa S Epel},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 11},
  pages={991-8}
}
We compared how evaluations by out-group members and evaluations by in-group members affected participants' stress responses--their neuroendocrine reactivity, cognitive appraisals, and observed anxiety--and how participants' implicit racial bias moderated these responses. Specifically, White participants completed measures of racial bias prior to the experiment. During the experiment, participants performed speech and serial subtraction tasks in front of White or Black interviewers. Several… CONTINUE READING

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