This study demonstrated that implicit preferences for Whites compared to Blacks can be temporarily (i.e., less than a week) reduced or reversed by reading a counter- stereotypical scenario about an assault. Explicit racial associations (i.e., White = Bad, Black = Good) appear to be not a crucial component of the scenario for shifting the bias but seem to play a role in increasing the malleability effect of implicit racial attitudes. When they were not included in the scenario, a reduction of the implicit preferences for Whites compared to Blacks (Experiment 2) was observed, whereas when they were included we found a reverse of the implicit racial bias indicating a preference for Blacks than to Whites (Experiment 1).
Implicit racial stereotypes may temporarily shift after reading a story / Marini, Maddalena; Rubichi, Sandro; G., Sartori. - STAMPA. - (2011), pp. 1224-1229. (Intervento presentato al convegno 33rd Annual Conferences of Cognitive Science Society tenutosi a Boston, Massachusetts nel July 20 - July 23, 2011).