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作者 Pietraszewski, David Jeffrey
書名 Erasing race with cooperation: Evidence that race is a consequence of coalitional inferences
國際標準書號 9781109483444
book jacket
說明 132 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-11, Section: B, page: 7270
Adviser: Leda Cosmides
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009
The past thirty years of research on implicit categorization suggests that the representation of certain dimensions, such as race and sex, is mandatory and impervious to experimental manipulation. Here, a novel account of how and why the mind represents race is presented. In this model, the apparently unalterable salience of race is the result of cognitive processes that sift the world for patterns of differential social affiliation. When certain physical features are predictive of such patterns, they are more strongly represented, and can even become represented by default. This model suggests that if race is no longer predictive of differential social affiliation, then its representation should decrease. In a series of five studies I demonstrate that crossing race with cooperative alliances in the 'who said what?' paradigm in fact reduces, and in some cases eliminates, categorization by race, and that the exact same manipulation has no effect on sex. This reduction in categorization by race occurs with and without visually marking the cooperative alliances. That race can be computationally inhibited under certain circumstances, and that race and sex behave very differently under identical circumstances, has far-reaching social and theoretical implications
School code: 0035
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 70-11B
主題 Psychology, Social
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Psychology, Cognitive
Alt Author University of California, Santa Barbara. Psychology
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