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Emotion reassociation as a prejudice reduction mechanism


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Drawing from Intergroup Emotions Theory and clinical models of emotion regulation, two studies examined whether the restructuring of associations between outgroups and emotion concepts would have implications for future associations, explicit measures of prejudice, and nonverbal prejudiced responding. In Study 1, associations between Asian and African Americans and emotion words were restructured for White participants. Shifts in implicit associations occurred and remained up to six hours after the reassociation task. No shifts in explicit prejudice were observed. Study 2 demonstrated that emotion reassociation affects nonverbal prejudiced responding for White participants during an interaction with an African American. In addition, the African American interaction partners noticed changes in the behaviors of those whose emotion associations had been restructured. The current research demonstrated that (a) associations between outgroups and emotion concepts can be assessed, (b) these associations can be restructured, and (c) the restructured associations have behavioral implications. Future directions and real world applications are also discussed.

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Subject
Social psychology
Classification
0451: Social psychology
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Emotion; Intergroup bias; Prejudice; Reassociation
Title
Emotion reassociation as a prejudice reduction mechanism
Author
Smoak, Natalie D.
Number of pages
128
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0183
Source
DAI-B 65/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496111633, 0496111639
Advisor
Goodwin, Stephanie A.
University/institution
Purdue University
University location
United States -- Indiana
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3150834
ProQuest document ID
305151226
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305151226/abstract
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