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Emotional aftereffects of stereotype suppression


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Abstract (summary)

Two studies established that there are previously unexamined negative consequences of stereotype suppression beyond the traditional stereotype rebound effect. It is suggested that stereotype suppression has more in common with the literature on the suppression of emotionally arousing thoughts than the general thought suppression literature. Suppressing emotionally arousing thoughts often leads to emotional aftereffects (i.e. emotional rebound), but limited cognitive rebound. Both studies established the presence of emotional aftereffects following stereotype suppression using both direct and indirect measures of emotion. In addition, Study 1 found reduced stereotype activation following suppression relative to the control condition, whereas Study 2 attempted to determine whether these emotional aftereffects influenced the desire for intergroup contact. Future research involving people's attempts to correct for emotional aftereffects is suggested.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Social psychology;
Emotions;
Stereotypes
Classification
0451: Social psychology
Identifier / keyword
Psychology, Emotional aftereffects, Intergroup contact, Stereotype suppression
Title
Emotional aftereffects of stereotype suppression
Author
Burns, Kathleen C.
Number of pages
68
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 67/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542656767, 0542656760
Advisor
Isbell, Linda M.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3215772
ProQuest document ID
305308946
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305308946
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