Crossing Status Divides
Intergroup interactions can be difficult, particularly those that occur between members of traditionally advantaged and disadvantaged social groups. Stereotypes can exacerbate the problem. I present a series of experimental and archival studies that use natural language processing to determine how people reverse negative stereotypes in outgroup settings, who does so, and to what effect. White liberals reverse stereotypes that depict them as dominant in a well-meaning, but ultimately patronizing, competence downshift. Minority conservatives reverse stereotypes that depict them as incompetentpossibly to their advantage. Ultimately, examining stereotype reversal can reveal who gets along and who gets ahead in a diverse world.
Berkeley Way West
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Personality and Social Research, Institute of