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The effects of perspective-taking on prejudice: the moderating role of self-evaluation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15107159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Perspective-taking, by means of creating an overlap between self and other cognitive representations, has been found to effectively decrease stereotyping and ingroup favoritism. In the present investigation, the authors examined the potential moderating role of self-esteem on the effects of perspective-taking on prejudice. In two experiments, it was found that perspective-takers, but not control participants, with temporarily or chronically high self-esteem evaluated an outgroup more positively than perspective-takers with low self-esteem. This finding suggests an irony of perspective-taking: it builds off egocentric biases to improve outgroup evaluations. The discussion focuses on how debiasing intergroup thought is often best accomplished by working through the very processes that produced the bias in the first place.
Authors:
Adam D Galinsky; Gillian Ku
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Personality & social psychology bulletin     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0146-1672     ISO Abbreviation:  Pers Soc Psychol Bull     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-26     Completed Date:  2004-08-24     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:  594-604     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA. agalinsky@kellogg.northwestern.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Affect
Cognition
Decision Making
Feedback
Female
Humans
Male
Prejudice*
Regression Analysis
Self Concept*
Social Perception
Stereotyping*

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