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dc.contributor.authorGray, Heather
dc.contributor.authorMendes, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorDenny-Brown, Carrigan
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-18T20:23:14Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationGray, Heather M., Wendy B. Mendes, and Carrigan Denny-Brown. 2008. An in-group advantage in detecting intergroup anxiety. Psychological Science 19(12): 1233-1237.en
dc.identifier.issn1467-9280en
dc.identifier.issn0956-7976en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3116081
dc.description.abstractWe examined the possibility of an in-group advantage in detecting intergroup anxiety. Specifically, we videotaped White and Black participants while they engaged in same-race or interrace interactions. Then we asked White and Black observers to view these videotapes (unaware of the racial context) and provide their impressions of participants' anxiety. Two results pointed to an in-group advantage in detecting intergroup anxiety. First, only same-race observers perceived a modulation of participants' anxious behavior as a function of racial context. This held true not only for relatively subjective perceptions of global anxiety, but also for perceptions of single, discrete behaviors tied to anxiety. Second, we found that only same-race observers provided descriptions of anxiety that tracked reliably with participants' cortisol changes during the task. These results suggest that White and Black Americans may have difficulty developing a sense of shared emotional experience.en
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02230.xen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleAn In-Group Advantage in Detecting Intergroup Anxietyen
dc.typeJournal Article
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dc.relation.journalPsychological Scienceen
dash.depositing.authorMendes, Wendy
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02230.x*
dash.contributor.affiliatedGray, Heather
dash.contributor.affiliatedMendes, Wendy


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