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|Title: ||Impressions at the intersection of ambiguous and obvious social categories: Does gay + black = likable?|
|Authors: ||Remedios, Jessica D.|
Chasteen, Alison L.
Rule, Nicholas O.
Plaks, Jason E.
|Keywords: ||face perception|
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Citation: ||Remedios, J. D., Chasteen, A. L., Rule, N. O., & Plaks, J. E. (2011). Impressions at the intersection of ambiguous and obvious social categories: Does gay + black = likable? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1312-1315.|
|Abstract: ||How do perceivers combine information about perceptually obvious categories (e.g., Black) with information
about perceptually ambiguous categories (e.g., gay) during impression formation? Given that gay stereotypes
are activated automatically, we predicted that positive gay stereotypes confer evaluative bene
ts to Black gay
targets, even whenperceivers areunaware oftargets' sexual orientations. Participants in Study 1 rated faces of
White straight men as more likable than White gay men, but rated Black men in the opposite manner: gays
were liked more than straights. In Study 2, participants approaching Whites during an approach
task responded faster to straights than gays, whereas participants approaching Blacks responded faster to
gays than straights. These
ndings highlight the striking extent to which less visible categories, like sexual
orientation, subtly in
uence person perception and determine the explicit and implicit evaluations
individuals form about others.|
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