Predicting intergroup bias : The interactive effects of implicit theory and social identity

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Author(s)

  • Ying-Yi Hong
  • Jill Coleman
  • Gloria Chan
  • Rosanna Y.M. Wong
  • Chi-Yue Chiu
  • Ian G. Hansen
  • Sau-Lai Lee
  • Yuk-Yue Tong

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1047
Journal / PublicationPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Volume30
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This research sought to integrate the implicit theory approach and the social identity approach to understanding biases in intergroup judgment. The authors hypothesized that a belief in fixed human character would be associated with negative bias and prejudice against a maligned group regardless of the perceiver's social identity. By contrast, a belief in malleable human character would allow the perceiver's social identity to guide intergroup perception, such that a common ingroup identity that includes the maligned group would be associated with less negative bias and prejudice against the maligned group than would an exclusive identity. To test these hypotheses, a correlational study was conducted in the context of the Hong Kong 1997 political transition to examine Hong Kong Chinese's perceptions of Chinese Mainlanders, and an experimental study was conducted in the United States to examine Asian Americans'perception of African Americans. Results from both studies supported the authors' predictions.

Research Area(s)

  • Implicit theories, Intergroup perception, Prejudice, Social identity

Citation Format(s)

Predicting intergroup bias : The interactive effects of implicit theory and social identity. / Hong, Ying-Yi; Coleman, Jill; Chan, Gloria; Wong, Rosanna Y.M.; Chiu, Chi-Yue; Hansen, Ian G.; Lee, Sau-Lai; Tong, Yuk-Yue; Fu, Ho-Ying.

In: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 8, 08.2004, p. 1035-1047.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review