Category and Stereotype Activation Revisited: The Intimate Relation between Category and Stereotypes
2004 (English)In: The 6th European Social Cognition Network Meeting, Lisboa, Portugal, 2004Conference paper (Other scientific)
In Study 1 (N = 230), we found that the participants’ explicit prejudice was not related to their knowledge of cultural stereotypes of immigrants in Sweden, and that they associated the social category immigrants with the same national/ethnic categories. In Study 2 (N = 88), employing the category and stereotype words obtained in Study 1 as primes, we examined whether participants with varying degrees of explicit prejudice differed in their automatic stereotyping and implicit prejudice when primed with category or stereotypical words. In accord with our hypothesis, and contrary to previous findings, the results showed that people’s explicit prejudice did not affect their automatic stereotyping and implicit prejudice, neither in the category nor stereotype activation condition. Study 3 (N = 62), employing category priming using facial photographs of Swedes and Immigrants as primes, showed that participants’ implicit prejudice was not moderated by their explicit prejudice. The outcome is discussed in relation to previous research, the distinction between category and stereotype activation, and in terms of the associative strength between a social category and its related stereotypes.
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implicit prejudice, explicit prejudice, stereotype activation, category activation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-68472OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-68472DiVA: diva2:96383