Publication details for Professor Richard CrispHall, Natalie R., Crisp, Richard J. & Suen, Mein-woei (2009). Reducing Implicit Prejudice by Blurring Intergroup Boundaries. Basic and Applied Social Psychology 31(3): 244-254.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0197-3533, 1532-4834
- DOI: 10.1080/01973530903058474
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
In two experiments we examined whether and when blurring intergroup boundaries reduces implicit prejudice. In Experiment 1 we observed that when participants first completed a task in which they generated characteristics that overlapped between an ingroup and an outgroup they showed less implicit bias as measured by an Implicit Association Test. In Experiment 2 we found that the effectiveness of blurring intergroup boundaries for reducing implicit bias was moderated by pretask levels of ingroup identification. We discuss these findings in the context of extending differentiation-based interventions for reducing explicit bias to the domain of implicit attitudes.