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A meta-analysis on the malleability of automatic gender stereotypes

A meta-analysis on the malleability of automatic gender stereotypes
A meta-analysis on the malleability of automatic gender stereotypes
This meta-analytic review examined the efficacy of interventions aimed at reducing automatic gender stereotypes. Such interventions included attentional distraction, salience of within-category heterogeneity, and stereotype suppression. A small but significant main effect (g?=?.32) suggests that these interventions are successful but that their scope is limited. The intervention main effect was moderated by publication status, sample nationality, and intervention type. The meta-analytic findings suggest several issues worthy of further investigation, such as whether (a) other categories of intervention not yet identified or tested could be more effective, (b) suppression necessarily produces ironic effects in automatic stereotyping, (c) various indirect measures are differentially sensitive to stereotype change, and (d) automatic stereotypes about men differ in their malleability from those about women.
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183-196
Lenton, Alison P.
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Bruder, Martin
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Lenton, Alison P.
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Bruder, Martin
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Lenton, Alison P., Bruder, Martin and Sedikides, Constantine (2009) A meta-analysis on the malleability of automatic gender stereotypes Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, (2), pp. 183-196.

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This meta-analytic review examined the efficacy of interventions aimed at reducing automatic gender stereotypes. Such interventions included attentional distraction, salience of within-category heterogeneity, and stereotype suppression. A small but significant main effect (g?=?.32) suggests that these interventions are successful but that their scope is limited. The intervention main effect was moderated by publication status, sample nationality, and intervention type. The meta-analytic findings suggest several issues worthy of further investigation, such as whether (a) other categories of intervention not yet identified or tested could be more effective, (b) suppression necessarily produces ironic effects in automatic stereotyping, (c) various indirect measures are differentially sensitive to stereotype change, and (d) automatic stereotypes about men differ in their malleability from those about women.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 23 April 2009
Published date: June 2009

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Local EPrints ID: 66031
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66031
ISSN: 0361-6843
PURE UUID: 280560d0-447e-40a7-902e-4a0466cc0a9c

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Date deposited: 22 Apr 2009
Last modified: 30 Aug 2017 16:16

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Author: Alison P. Lenton
Author: Martin Bruder

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