cussion by Ross AvillaHugenberg & Bodenhausen, 2003Facing prejudice: Implicit prejudice and the perception of facial threatI)Review:a.Interpreting facial expressions is often an ambiguous task and stereotypes have often been shown to help people reach conclusions given ambiguous informationi.The activation of stereotypes is found to be more prevalent and powerful in those who are high in implicit prejudiceII)Method and Findings:a.Measure – participants saw short clips of faces morphing from angry to happy and selected when the faces lost indications of hostilityi.During much of the clip, the face was ambiguous as to whether it was angry or happyb.Whites saw hostility in Black faces long than they did in comparable White faces. This effect was completely mediated by ratings of implicit prejudice.c.To test whether this effect was found just because those with high implicit prejudice held back from interpreting the facial expression of Black faces longer, they reversed the morphing faces
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Facial expression, Bodenhausen, intergroup interactions, facial perception, Ross Avilla Hugenberg