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dc.contributor.authorPrati, Francescaen
dc.contributor.authorVasiljevic, Milicaen
dc.contributor.authorCrisp, Richard Jen
dc.contributor.authorRubini, Monicaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-07T15:39:45Z
dc.date.available2016-01-07T15:39:45Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-25en
dc.identifier.citationGroup Processes & Intergroup Relations 2016. doi:10.1177/1368430214567762en
dc.identifier.issn1368-4302
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/253149
dc.description.abstractOne way to promote equality is to encourage people to generate counterstereotypic role models. In two experiments, we demonstrate that such interventions have much broader benefits than previously thought—reducing a reliance on heuristic thinking and decreasing tendencies to dehumanize outgroups. In Experiment 1, participants who thought about a gender counterstereotype (e.g., a female mechanic) demonstrated a generalized decrease in dehumanization towards a range of unrelated target groups (including asylum seekers and the homeless). In Experiment 2 we replicated these findings using alternative targets and measures of dehumanization. Furthermore, we found the effect was mediated by a reduced reliance on heuristic thinking. The findings suggest educational initiatives that aim to challenge social stereotypes may not only have societal benefits (generalized tolerance), but also tangible benefits for individuals (enhanced cognitive flexibility).
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE
dc.subjectcounter-stereotypesen
dc.subjectprejudiceen
dc.subjectcategorizationen
dc.subjectdehumanizationen
dc.subjectheuristicsen
dc.titleSome Extended Psychological Benefits of Challenging Social Stereotypes: Decreased Dehumanization and a Reduced Reliance on Heuristic Thinkingen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from SAGE via http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430214567762en
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameGroup Processes & Intergroup Relationsen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/1368430214567762en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-02-25en
dc.contributor.orcidVasiljevic, Milica [0000-0001-7454-7744]
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7188
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2016-02-25


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