publication . Article . Other literature type . 1997

Nonconscious Behavioral Confirmation Processes: The Self-Fulfilling Consequences of Automatic Stereotype Activation☆☆☆

Chen, Mark; Bargh, John A.;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 1997 Journal: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, volume 33, pages 541-560 (issn: 0022-1031, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
It is now well-established that stereotypes can become activated unintentionally and outside of awareness by the presence of the relevant group features. There is also a long tradition of theory and evidence that perceptual and behavioral processes are intimately related (e.g., Berkowitz, 1984; James, 1890; Piaget, 1948). Considering these two phenomena together suggests that stereotype activation can cause the perceiver to act in stereotype-consistent ways, and recent evidence confirms this prediction (Bargh, Chen, & Burrows, 1996). The present study extended these findings by showing that the perceiver's stereotype-consistent behavior causes the target person ...
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free text keywords: Sociology and Political Science, Social Psychology, Psychology, Stereotype, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social perception, Priming (psychology), Subliminal stimuli, Self, Cognitive psychology, Social cognition, Hostility, medicine.symptom, medicine, Perception
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