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Group membership and racial bias modulate the temporal estimation of in-group/out-group body movements

Cazzato, V, Makris, S, Flavell, JC and Vicario, CM (2018) Group membership and racial bias modulate the temporal estimation of in-group/out-group body movements. Experimental Brain Research. ISSN 0014-4819

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Abstract

Social group categorization has been mainly studied in relation to ownership manipulations involving highly-salient multisensory cues. Here, we propose a novel paradigm that can implicitly activate the embodiment process in the presence of group affiliation information, whilst participants complete a task irrelevant to social categorization. Ethnically White participants watched videos of White- and Black-skinned models writing a proverb. The writing was interrupted 7, 4 or 1 s before completion. Participants were tasked with estimating the residual duration following interruption. A video showing only hand kinematic traces acted as a control condition. Residual duration estimates for out-group and control videos were significantly lower than those for in-group videos only for the longest duration. Moreover, stronger implicit racial bias was negatively correlated to estimates of residual duration for out-group videos. The underestimation bias for the out-group condition might be mediated by implicit embodiment, affective and attentional processes, and finalized to a rapid out-group categorization.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 11 Medical And Health Sciences, 17 Psychology And Cognitive Sciences
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Springer
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2018 10:38
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 16:10
DOI or Identification number: 10.1007/s00221-018-5313-4
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8879

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