2-4 Overflow Slides-1

2-4 Overflow Slides-1 - Cite: Wegner, et al. (1987)...

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Minimal Groups I Study Elliott (1968) Participants: Grade school children Observed: Behavior after told blue or brown eyes “superior” Found: Discrimination based on eye color alone!
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Minimal Groups II Study Cite: Tajfel (1978) Participants: College students Groups established just by artist preference (Klee or Kadinsky). Then participants rated and allocated awards to all others in the study. Found: Rated and treated own group members better, even though they never even interacted with them.
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What happens if we just try to suppress thoughts (stereotypes, for instance)?
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White Bear Study Cite: Wegner, et al. (1987) Participants: College Students Task: Think Varied: White bear thoughts allowed or not Found: Those trying to suppress thought about white bears the most!
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Red Volkswagon Study
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Unformatted text preview: Cite: Wegner, et al. (1987) Participants: College students Task: Think Varied: Same as before, but added 3rd group: those given a substitute plan (think about red volkswagons instead). Found: Those with a plan were best able to suppress white bear thoughts. Awareness If not aware of prejudice, cant change Motivation Even if aware, need to want to change Ability Even if aware and motivated, must be able (not distracted for instance) Plan Even if aware, motivated, & able, Still need a plan (to substitute specific more fair-minded thoughts) Lots of practice To become the default, takes a lot of practice/repetition So Criteria for Suppressing Prejudice (and other unwanted thoughts)...
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