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Relatively Socially Acceptable Prejudice Within and Between Societies

West, Keon and Hewstone, Miles. 2011. Relatively Socially Acceptable Prejudice Within and Between Societies. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 22(3), pp. 269-282. ISSN 10529284 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Two studies investigated the relative social acceptability of certain prejudices within a society (Study 1) and between societies (Study 2), using (less) internal motivation to control prejudice as an indicator of social acceptability. In Study 1, White British participants reported less internal motivation to control prejudice against people with schizophrenia than against Black people. In Study 2, Jamaican participants reported less internal motivation to control anti-homosexual prejudice than did either British participants or American participants. Other differences in motivation to control prejudice were smaller, absent, or at odds with this difference, indicating that differences in motivation to control anti-homosexual prejudice were not solely due to cultural differences concerning motivation to control prejudice in general. Results are discussed in terms of novel findings, relevance to the literature and possible future research.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.1112

Keywords:

prejudice;discrimination;motivation;schizophrenia;Black;homosexuality;Jamaica;UK;USA

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
August 2011["eprint_fieldopt_dates_date_type_shown" not defined]

Item ID:

9239

Date Deposited:

29 Oct 2013 22:09

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2017 13:58

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9239

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