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Title:Stereotype-Consistent and Inconsistent Behavioral Changes After Image-Based Stereotype Priming
Author(s):Colcombe, Stanley James, III
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Clore, Gerald L.
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Social
Abstract:This dissertation reports four studies investigating the relationship between stereotype activation in out-group category members and subsequent changes in the performance of stereotype-relevant tasks. Based on pilot data collected in Study 1, three experiments were conducted in which Caucasian participants were subliminally exposed to images of either African-Americans or Asians. Study 2 demonstrated that exposure to African-American faces led to relatively poor performance on a quantitative subsection of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), whereas exposure to images of Asians led to relatively superior performance on the GRE task. Study 3 demonstrated that, in contrast to Study 2, subliminal exposure to African-American faces led to relatively good performance on a test of rhythmic ability. Study 4 demonstrated that sex differences in the mental representation of the Black stereotype led to qualitatively different effects on task performance. Exposing males to African-American faces improved subsequent basketball task performance, but exposing females to these faces led to poorer performance on the task. The implications of these results for the effects of stereotype activation on both in-group and out-group category members are discussed.
Issue Date:2000
Description:66 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9989966
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000

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