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J Pers Soc Psychol. 2002 Nov;83(5):1029-50.

Putting the brakes on prejudice: on the development and operation of cues for control.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40506-0044, USA. mjmont1@pop.uky.edu

Abstract

A model concerning the establishment and operation of cues for control was developed and tested to understand how control can be exerted over (automatic) prejudiced responses. Cues for control are stimuli that are associated with prejudiced responses and the aversive consequences of those responses (e.g., guilt). In Experiments 1 and 2, 3 events critical to the establishment of cues occurred: behavioral inhibition, the experience of guilt, and retrospective reflection. In Experiment 3, the presentation of already-established cues for control did, as expected, produce behavioral inhibition. In Experiment 4, participants were provided with an experience in which cues could be established. Later presentation of those cues in a different task resulted in behavioral inhibition and less racially biased responses.

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