When stereotype-based expectancies impair performance

The effect of prejudice, race, and target quality on judgments and perceiver performance

Theresa K. Vescio, Monica Biernat

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Abstract

High-and low-prejudiced participants were presented with a lecture segment in which the race of the professor (White or Black) and lecture quality (high or low) were manipulated. Consistent with predictions, low-prejudiced participants were more extreme in their evaluations (more negative) and performed more poorly on test items when presented with an expectancy-violating low-quality Black lecturer. High-prejudiced participants were more extreme in their evaluations (more positive) and performed more poorly when presented with an expectancy-violating high-quality Black lecturer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)961-969
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Psychology
Volume29
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1999

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