Not all Stereotypic Biases are Created Equal: Evidence for a Stereotype-Disconfirming Bias

Wyer, Natalie A. (2004) Not all Stereotypic Biases are Created Equal: Evidence for a Stereotype-Disconfirming Bias. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30 (6). pp. 706-720. ISSN 0146-1672

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Abstract

Stereotype-confirming biases are well documented in the social psychological literature. However, motivations to disconfirm social stereotypes may be more influential for unprejudiced individuals. Three experiments are presented that test the hypothesis that extremely unprejudiced people exhibit a bias toward stereotype disconfirmation. Experiment 1 investigates stereotype disconfirmation in information-seeking preferences. Experiments 2 and 3 explore attributional strategies for stereotype disconfirmation. In all experiments, unprejudiced participants respond in ways reflecting a motivation to disconfirm social stereotypes. Implications for stereotype change and stereotypic influences on judgment and behavior are discussed.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 01:42
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 02:59
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63039
DOI: 10.1177/0146167203262850

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