Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. W. Pitt Derryberry (Director), Dr. Sam McFarland, Dr. Kathi Miner-Rubino
Department of Psychology
Master of Arts
Recently in the psychological field, attitudes are being recognized as existing on the explicit and implicit level (Greenwald, McGhee, & Schwartz, 1998). Aversive racists have been defined as people low in explicit prejudice but high in implicit prejudice (Son Hing, Li, & Zanna, 2002). The purpose of this study was to determine what distinguishes those who are low in prejudice from aversive racists. Participants were compared on eight different constructs: authenticity, moral judgment development, moral identity, nonprejudice, social dominance, authoritarianism, empathy, and social desirability. No differences were found between low prejudice people and aversive racists. People high in explicit prejudice were found to differ from people low in explicit prejudice on authenticity, moral judgment development, moral identity, nonprejudice, social dominance, and authoritarianism.
Personality and Social Contexts | Psychology | Social Psychology
Hall, Bryan T., "Characteristics of Aversive Racism" (2008). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 33.