Examining the Role of Nonverbal Signals in Prejudice Transmission

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

In a set of experiments, I propose to test the hypothesis that novel group prejudices can be spread to
observers from exposure to biased nonverbal signals. Initial studies indicate that exposure to
nonverbal bias in favor of one individual over another produce implicit bias against the target of
negative nonverbal signals. The proposed experiments will test whether exposure to nonverbal bias
in favor of one individual over another also leads to generalized group prejudices against the target
of negative nonverbal signals’ group. This work has important implications for understanding how
prejudice is formed and spread through social groups
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/1/18 → 1/1/19

Funding

  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (Letter 2/26/2018)

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