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dc.contributor.authorStroessner, Steven J.
dc.contributor.authorScholer, Abigail A.
dc.contributor.authorMarx, David M.
dc.contributor.authorWeisz, Bradley M. 17:53:06 (GMT) 17:53:06 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThe final publication is available at Elsevier via © 2015. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
dc.description.abstractFour experiments examined whether information implying imminent threat to safety would interact with regulatory focus (Higgins, 1997) to affect the utilization of threat-relevant stereotypes. Because information suggesting imminent danger is more relevant to the safety goals of prevention-focused individuals than the advancement goals of promotion-focused individuals, utilization of threat-relevant stereotypes was expected to increase under such conditions only under prevention focus. Support for this prediction was obtained in four distinct and socially important domains. Using scenarios describing a violent crime committed by an African-American male (Experiment 1) or a petty crime committed by an undocumented immigrant (Experiment 2), prevention-focused individuals made judgments consistent with stereotypes when threat was perceived to be high rather than low. In studies that manipulated the stereotypicality of the target in a terrorism scenario (Experiments 3 & 4), prevention-focused individuals were more likely to endorse scrutinizing a stereotypical compared with a non-stereotypical target when terrorism was described as an increasing problem. Implications for models of stereotyping, self-regulation, and responding to threat are discussed.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNSF Grant [1147779]en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectRegulatory Focusen
dc.subjectSafety Threaten
dc.titleWhen threat matters: Self-regulation, threat salience, and stereotypingen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationStroessner, S. J., Scholer, A. A., Marx, D. M., & Weisz, B. M. (2015). When threat matters: Self-regulation, threat salience, and stereotyping. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 59, 77–89.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen

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