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The Effect of Perspective Taking and Phenotypicality on Racial Stereotyping Public

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I examined the effects that phenotype and perspective taking have on stereotyping. In two experiments, participants were randomly assigned to one of two perspective taking conditions and a phenotype condition and completed several explicit and implicit stereotyping measures (i.e., the stereotyping IAT, Amodio & Devine, 2006, or the Race-Weapons Association Task, Payne, 2001b). The results of Experiment 1 indicate perspective takers who see a high phenotypic outgroup member explicitly stereotype the target more than non-perspective takers who see the same target and more than perspective takers who see the low phenotypic target. Experiment 2’s results indicate a trend towards that same prediction; however, the target used seems to play a role.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
  • E-project-042618-153541
  • 2018
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  • 2018-04-26
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