Reducing implicit prejudice by blurring intergroup boundaries

Hall, Natalie R. and Crisp, Richard J. and Suen, Mein-Woei (2009) Reducing implicit prejudice by blurring intergroup boundaries. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 31 (3). pp. 244-254. ISSN 0197-3533. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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In two experiments we examined whether and when blurring intergroup boundaries reduces implicit prejudice. In Experiment 1 we observed that when participants first completed a task in which they generated characteristics that overlapped between an ingroup and an outgroup they showed less implicit bias as measured by an Implicit Association Test. In Experiment 2 we found that the effectiveness of blurring intergroup boundaries for reducing implicit bias was moderated by pretask levels of ingroup identification. We discuss these findings in the context of extending differentiation-based interventions for reducing explicit bias to the domain of implicit attitudes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 13:20
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 13:37
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