Effect of romantic relationship on implicit regional prejudice

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The study measures both the implicit regional prejudice and the explicit simple attitude of 93 students of five universities in China, either involved or not in different stages of a romantic relationship and at varying distances from their partners, by using the Brief Implicit Association Test and Explicit Reports. Results indicate that close relationships can contribute significantly to decreasing implicit regional prejudice. Further studies are needed to provide support for the causal mechanism between interpersonal relationships and changes in social attitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Community and Applied Social Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Brief implicit association test
  • Implicit social cognition
  • Intergroup relationships
  • Prejudice
  • Social attitude

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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