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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 3CD3
Professor
Jennifer Ostovich
Semester
Winter

Description
Psych 3CD3                         Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Intergroup Relations Macrae et al. (Experiment 1) • Task 1: Impression formation task o IV: inclusions (vs. not) of a stereotype­related label o IV: stereotype consistent vs. stereotype neutral traits  Subjects are to form an impression of 4 people  See each trait for 3 seconds, one at a time • Task 2: Prose monitoring task o Lecture on geography and economy of Indonesia  Used as a distraction • DV: Performance on post­task testing o Cued free recall for Task 1  Remember the traits associated with each of the 4 people presented Impression Formation Stimuli • Italicized: Pre­tested as being associated with that particular occupation Nigel: Doctor • Caring • Honest • Relation • Upstanding  • Responsible • Unlucky • Forgetful • Passive • Clumsy • Enthusiastic John: Skinhead • Rebellious • Aggressive • Dishonest • Untrustworthy  • Dangerous  • Lucky  • Observant  • Modest  • Optimistic • Curious  Julian: Artist • Creative • Temperamental  • Unconventional • Sensitive  • Individualistic • Fearless • Active • Cordial  • Progressive • Generous  Graham: Estate agent • Pushy  • Talkative • Arrogant • Confident • Unscrupulous  • Musical  • Pessimistic • Humourless  • Alert  • Spirited  Procedure • Fixation point in the middle of the screen • For people who don’t get a stereotype label, they see a name and a trait • If you get a stereotype label, you will see a name, a stereotype label and then a  trait • Some people are not given any label to help them organize the traits • While doing this, they also listen to a lecture on Indonesia • Does giving a label help the subjects? Experiment 1 Results • People provided with the consistent stereotypes label do significantly better than  those who are not provided with the label • No difference in performance with neutral stereotypes labels= not significant • A consistent stereotype label significantly helps subjects in performance on the  multiple choice test Macrae et al. (Experiment 2) • But: Must we consciously apply stereotypes? • Task 1: Subliminal presentation of the stereotype  o Masked prime (30 ms) vs. no prime  Prime ‘doctor’, then mask it
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