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Implicit and Explicit Perceptions of Biracial Targets

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Author: Newton, Virginia Ann
Advisor: Dickter, Cheryl L.
Committee Members: Porter, M. Christine; Blank, Paula, 1959-
Issued Date: 6/3/2010
Subjects: Biracial
Person perception
Social categorization
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/2080
Description: Two studies were conducted to examine categorization of biracial targets and subsequent judgments made about those targets. The researchers found that the contextual stereotypic cues shown in a social networking profile as well as stereotypic word primes did affect the categorization of the ambiguous target. Though explicit judgments overall did not vary with the categorization of the target, the targets' ambiguity in itself drove negative judgments from certain personality types. Judgments about work-related traits were particularly harsh, which could have serious ramifications for biracial or ambiguous individuals in the real world.
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Psychology


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