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Automatic activation of exercise and sedentary stereotypes.
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PMID:  19791650     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We examined the automatic activation of "sedentary" and "exerciser" stereotypes using a social prime Stroop task. Results showed significantly slower response times between the exercise words and the exercise control words and between the sedentary words and the exercise control words when preceded by an attractive exerciser prime. Words preceded by a normal-weight exerciser prime showed significantly slower response times for sedentary words over sedentary control words and exercise words. An overweight sedentary prime resulted in significantly slower response times for sedentary words over exercise words and exercise control words. These results highlight the need for increased awareness of how active and sedentary lifestyles are portrayed in the media.
Authors:
Tanya Berry; John C Spence
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research quarterly for exercise and sport     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0270-1367     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006373     Medline TA:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  633-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. tanya.berry@ualberta.ca
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