Suppression as a stereotype control strategy

Margo J. Monteith, Jeffrey Sherman, Patricia G. Devine

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

194 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Recent research reveals that efforts to suppress Stereotypic thoughts can backfire and produce a rebound effect, such that Stereotypic thinking increases to a level that is even greater than if no attempt at stereotype control was initially exercised (e.g., Macrae, Bodenhausen, Milne, & Jetten, 1994). The primary goal of this article is to present an in-depth theoretical analysis of stereotype. suppression that identifies numerous potential moderators of the effect of stereotype suppression on the likelihood of subsequent rebound. Our analysis of stereotype suppression focuses on two broad issues: the influence of level of prejudice and the influence of processing goals on the activation versus application of stereotypes. Although stereotype rebound occurs under some circumstances, we suggest that a complete understanding of this phenomenon requires consideration of the full array of possible moderating influences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-82
Number of pages20
JournalPersonality and Social Psychology Review
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Research
Thinking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

Cite this

Suppression as a stereotype control strategy. / Monteith, Margo J.; Sherman, Jeffrey; Devine, Patricia G.

In: Personality and Social Psychology Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, 01.01.1998, p. 63-82.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Monteith, Margo J. ; Sherman, Jeffrey ; Devine, Patricia G. / Suppression as a stereotype control strategy. In: Personality and Social Psychology Review. 1998 ; Vol. 2, No. 1. pp. 63-82.
@article{cf37ccd931c24d31af38e9f79c5afe53,
title = "Suppression as a stereotype control strategy",
abstract = "Recent research reveals that efforts to suppress Stereotypic thoughts can backfire and produce a rebound effect, such that Stereotypic thinking increases to a level that is even greater than if no attempt at stereotype control was initially exercised (e.g., Macrae, Bodenhausen, Milne, & Jetten, 1994). The primary goal of this article is to present an in-depth theoretical analysis of stereotype. suppression that identifies numerous potential moderators of the effect of stereotype suppression on the likelihood of subsequent rebound. Our analysis of stereotype suppression focuses on two broad issues: the influence of level of prejudice and the influence of processing goals on the activation versus application of stereotypes. Although stereotype rebound occurs under some circumstances, we suggest that a complete understanding of this phenomenon requires consideration of the full array of possible moderating influences.",
author = "Monteith, {Margo J.} and Jeffrey Sherman and Devine, {Patricia G.}",
year = "1998",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1207/s15327957pspr0201_4",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "2",
pages = "63--82",
journal = "Personality and Social Psychology Review",
issn = "1088-8683",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Suppression as a stereotype control strategy

AU - Monteith, Margo J.

AU - Sherman, Jeffrey

AU - Devine, Patricia G.

PY - 1998/1/1

Y1 - 1998/1/1

N2 - Recent research reveals that efforts to suppress Stereotypic thoughts can backfire and produce a rebound effect, such that Stereotypic thinking increases to a level that is even greater than if no attempt at stereotype control was initially exercised (e.g., Macrae, Bodenhausen, Milne, & Jetten, 1994). The primary goal of this article is to present an in-depth theoretical analysis of stereotype. suppression that identifies numerous potential moderators of the effect of stereotype suppression on the likelihood of subsequent rebound. Our analysis of stereotype suppression focuses on two broad issues: the influence of level of prejudice and the influence of processing goals on the activation versus application of stereotypes. Although stereotype rebound occurs under some circumstances, we suggest that a complete understanding of this phenomenon requires consideration of the full array of possible moderating influences.

AB - Recent research reveals that efforts to suppress Stereotypic thoughts can backfire and produce a rebound effect, such that Stereotypic thinking increases to a level that is even greater than if no attempt at stereotype control was initially exercised (e.g., Macrae, Bodenhausen, Milne, & Jetten, 1994). The primary goal of this article is to present an in-depth theoretical analysis of stereotype. suppression that identifies numerous potential moderators of the effect of stereotype suppression on the likelihood of subsequent rebound. Our analysis of stereotype suppression focuses on two broad issues: the influence of level of prejudice and the influence of processing goals on the activation versus application of stereotypes. Although stereotype rebound occurs under some circumstances, we suggest that a complete understanding of this phenomenon requires consideration of the full array of possible moderating influences.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=21944438563&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=21944438563&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1207/s15327957pspr0201_4

DO - 10.1207/s15327957pspr0201_4

M3 - Article

C2 - 15647151

AN - SCOPUS:21944438563

VL - 2

SP - 63

EP - 82

JO - Personality and Social Psychology Review

JF - Personality and Social Psychology Review

SN - 1088-8683

IS - 1

ER -