The Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP): Exploring the impact of private versus public contexts and the response latency criterion on pro-white and anti-black stereotyping among white Irish individuals


Barnes-Holmes, Dermot and Murphy, Aisling and Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne and Stewart, Ian (2010) The Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP): Exploring the impact of private versus public contexts and the response latency criterion on pro-white and anti-black stereotyping among white Irish individuals. The Psychological record, 60 (1). pp. 57-66. ISSN 0033-2933

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Abstract

The current research comprised two experiments that employed the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) as a measure of implicit racial attitudes. White Irish participants were exposed to blocks of trials that involved responding in a manner consistent with either a pro-white stereotype or a pro-black stereotype. In Experiment 1, participants completed the IRAP in either a public or private assessment situation. It was hypothesized that implicit pro-white stereotyping would decrease in the public context relative to the private context. The results, however, were not in accordance with this prediction. A second experiment was conducted to determine if requiring participants to respond in a public context but within a shorter timeframe would impact significantly upon implicit stereotyping. The results showed that a reduction in response latency significantly increased ingroup stereotyping. The findings appear to be consistent with the relational elaboration and coherence model.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Implicit; racism; adults; assessment context; response latency;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
Item ID: 4978
Depositing User: Yvonne Barnes-Holmes
Date Deposited: 21 May 2014 15:56
Journal or Publication Title: The Psychological record
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Refereed: Yes
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