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Discordant evaluations of Blacks affect nonverbal behavior.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17545414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Previous research suggests that automatic prejudice directly manifests in nonverbal behavior. The authors offer a more complex picture of the relation between automatic processes and nonverbal behavior by suggesting that any discomfort that appears in nonverbal behavior stems not from negative attitudes per se but from discordance between automatically activated attitudes toward Blacks and the specific evaluations being expressed. White participants for whom estimates of automatic prejudice were available provided videotaped evaluations of several individuals, including two matched Black and White males. Discordance between general racial attitudes and evaluations of specific targets manifested in discomfort-related nonverbal behavior. Moreover, naïve Black judges, but not White judges, doubted the sincerity of individuals characterized by discordance. The nature of the nonverbal "leakage" that automatic prejudice produces is discussed.
Michael A Olson; Russell H Fazio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-06-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Personality & social psychology bulletin     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0146-1672     ISO Abbreviation:  Pers Soc Psychol Bull     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-15     Completed Date:  2007-11-27     Revised Date:  2011-02-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809042     Medline TA:  Pers Soc Psychol Bull     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1214-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Tennessee, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
Interpersonal Relations
Nonverbal Communication / psychology*
Race Relations / psychology*
United States
Videotape Recording
Grant Support

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