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Title: Meeting Threats and Darkness in Slow Motion: The Effect of Racial Attitudes and Environmental Threat on Interracial Motion Perception
Authors: Wooster, Audrey
Advisors: Sinclair, Stacey
Contributors: Shelton, Nicole
Department: Psychology
Class Year: 2013
Abstract: Many environmental, social and internal cues go into our perception of threat. Such cues can also influence the speed at which we perceive encountering threats to be moving towards us. In the following experiment, Whites, non-Black minority and Black Princeton University students were placed in either threatening or nonthreatening environments and asked to rated the speed at which Black and White faces appeared to be moving towards them on a computer screen. Greater intergroup anxiety and environmental threat was associated with non-Blacks judging Black faces as moving more slowly, demonstrating the role of racial and environmental threat in interracial motion perception.
Extent: 35 pages
Access Restrictions: Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Psychology, 1930-2020

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