HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Showing pictures of admired blacks or elderly can lower levels of unconscious prejudice

Familiarity is said to breed contempt. But it also can foster tolerance.

Unconscious prejudice towards blacks and the elderly can be significantly decreased by exposing people to images of admired members of those groups, according to a new series of experiments conducted by University of Washington psychologists.

The results, showing drops of one-third to one-half in levels of unconscious prejudice that lasted for at least 24 hours, will be reported this week at a symposium on the psychology of prejudice at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society in Denver. The session will start at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Adam's Mark Hotel Denver. The research also focuses on how media portrayals of minorities and other stigmatized groups can perpetuate prejudice and stereotypes.

"I think these experiments provide a great deal of hope for changing unconscious prejudice that, until now, has been accepted as being fixed and immutable, said Nilanjana Dasgupta, a UW post-doctoral researcher funded by the National Science Foundation.

Dasgupta conducted this work in collaboration with Anthony Greenwald, a UW psychology professor and developer of the Implicit Association Test (IAT), a tool that measures the unconscious components of prejudice. In a series of tests conducted on the World Wide Web in the last eight months involving more than 50,000 Americans, Greenwald and Yale University colleague Mahzarin Banaji demonstrated that 80 percent to 85 percent of white Americans unconsciously prefer whites over blacks.

The Web version of the IAT also demonstrated high levels of unconscious gender stereotyping and prejudice against the elderly. These high levels of unconscious prejudice contrast sharply with conscious or explicit beliefs and statements by most Americans, who say they favor equal treatment on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender and age.

In the new experiments, Dasgupta and
'"/>

Contact: Joel Schwarz
joels@u.washington.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington
1-Jun-1999


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Infants, children prefer sounds over pictures and only slowly become visually oriented, studies find
2. A novel way to boost childhood immunizations: Use baby pictures on personalized calendars
3. HARP MRI provides faster, clear heart pictures
4. New real time MRI stress test pictures heart in motion
5. UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race
6. Delayed care may affect prostate cancer deaths in blacks
7. Dental disease hits hardest among older blacks
8. Leading causes of blindness for blacks and whites different
9. Whites, blacks respond similarly to common blood pressure drugs
10. Among elderly, depression more prevalent in Hispanics and blacks
11. U.S. blacks five times as likely as whites to progress to kidney failure

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Recent reports, backed by ... Americans today are working longer hours and taking fewer ... APEC Water believes that drinking lots of purified water ... Sale on their most popular and effective water purification ... now until 9/2/2014, customers can save up to $125 ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Visiting ... volunteers play an important role delivering comfort and companionship ... of those aging at home continues to grow and ... program to encourage volunteer participation. The next Hospice Training ... from 10:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. at VNA’s headquarters, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Section 946.300, Qualifications for the Certifying Physician, it states ... a cultivation center or a dispensing organization.” What does ... has done is create a level of transparency between ... The goal is to create a level of reliability ... medications. Medical steering is a serious issue in medicine ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Two Kelowna dentists are putting out a ... container filled with classroom materials, clinic supplies and even two ... , “I don’t think words can describe what ... She and her husband, Dr. Jonathan Visscher, both partners at ... of New Reality International’s (NRI) mission to build and raise ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 VPS ... a physical server computer into many servers, each ... running on someone’s own dedicated computer. Top10BestSEOHosting.com has ... announces that GoDaddy ( http://www.top10bestseohosting.com/go/GoDaddy.com/ ), Bluehost and ... suppliers in 2014. , The IT manager of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Relax this Labor Day Weekend with Great Savings on Easy-Install, Do-It-Yourself Drinking and Whole House Water Filters 2Health News:VNA Offers Rewarding Hospice Volunteer Opportunity 2Health News:VNA Offers Rewarding Hospice Volunteer Opportunity 3Health News:Medical Marijuana Company Provides Solution for Illinois Marketing Regulations 2Health News:From Canada to Haiti: Kelowna Dentists Raise Funds to Ship Supplies to Self-Sustaining Village for Orphans 2Health News:From Canada to Haiti: Kelowna Dentists Raise Funds to Ship Supplies to Self-Sustaining Village for Orphans 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com Announces The Best Three VPS Hosting Suppliers 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class ... District Court for the District of Nevada ... Therapeutics Inc. ("Galectin" or the "Company") (NasdaqCM: GALT) securities ... For more information, click here: http://zlk.9nl.com/galectin-therapeutics-galt . ... Period the Company violated federal securities laws by issuing ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... innovation marketplace, today announced a worldwide search for ... of the senior population.  Promising ideas uncovered through ... presented to leading medical device manufacturers and healthcare ... to improve the lives of individuals age 65 ...
(Date:8/28/2014)...  Seres Health, a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing ... microbiome, announced today that Dr. David Cook ... Chief Scientific Officer, will be presenting at the ... (ICAAC). The presentation will highlight the scientific and ... bacterial spores derived from the human microbiome, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Galectin Therapeutics Inc. and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of September 29, 2014 -- GALT 2Edison Nation Medical Launches Open Innovation Search to Uncover Innovative Senior Care Products 2Edison Nation Medical Launches Open Innovation Search to Uncover Innovative Senior Care Products 3Seres Health to Present Clinical Findings at ICAAC 2014 Conference 2
Cached News: