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With or without you: Determinants of postsuppression behavior

Wyer, Natalie A.; Perfect, Timothy J.; Neilens, Helen; Mazzoni, Giuliana; Roper, Jean

Authors

Natalie A. Wyer

Timothy J. Perfect

Helen Neilens

Giuliana Mazzoni G.Mazzoni@hull.ac.uk

Jean Roper



Abstract

The present research was designed to investigate the consequences of suppressing social stereotypes on behavior in intrapersonal and interpersonal contexts. In two experiments, the authors manipulated the behavioral context in which postsuppression effects were measured. In intrapersonal contexts, postsuppression behavior was consistent with the suppressed stereotype (assimilation behavior). Conversely, in interpersonal contexts, postsuppression behavior was appropriate to interacting with a member of the group whose stereotype was suppressed (response behavior). The authors conclude that stereotypes activated via suppression can alter one's behavior in multiple ways, depending on the context in which the behavior takes place.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2011-05
Journal Social Psychological and Personality Science
Print ISSN 1948-5506
Electronic ISSN 1948-5514
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 3
Pages 272-276
APA6 Citation Wyer, N. A., Perfect, T. J., Neilens, H., Mazzoni, G., & Roper, J. (2011). With or without you: Determinants of postsuppression behavior. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2(3), 272-276. doi:10.1177/1948550610389081
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550610389081
Keywords Clinical Psychology; Social Psychology
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1948550610389081