Prejudice in context departs from attitudes toward groups

Alice H Eagly*, Amanda B. Diekman

*Corresponding author for this work

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The analysis offered by Dixon et al. fails to acknowledge that the attitudes that drive prejudice are attitudes that are constructed in particular contexts. These attitudes (e.g., toward men as childcare workers) can diverge strongly from attitudes toward the group in general. Social change is thus best achieved through challenging the requirements of roles and by changing group stereotypes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-432
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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