Preserving positive identities: Public and private regard for one's ingroup and susceptibility to stereotype threat
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CitationHo, A. K., and J. Sidanius. 2009. “Preserving Positive Identities: Public and Private Regard for One’s Ingroup and Susceptibility to Stereotype Threat.” Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 13 (1) (November 13): 55–67. doi:10.1177/1368430209340910.
AbstractThe current study examines the effect of racial regard—feelings of positivity or negativity toward
African Americans—on stereotype threat. Forty participants at Harvard University responded to
questions concerning their social attitudes and returned later to take a difficult verbal test. This study
replicated the well-established stereotype threat effect, and found evidence that both public regard
(judgments concerning how others view Blacks) and private regard (how one views Blacks and feels
about being Black) moderate the effect. Specifically, Blacks high in public regard and high in private
regard appear more susceptible to stereotype threat effects. The article discusses the possibility that
African Americans in our study face an additional cognitive burden when confronted with the need to
preserve a positive identity
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