Not in My Group: Racial Minorities’ Enforce Stricter Ingroup Boundaries to Avoid Stereotype-Confirmation

We identify one mechanism by which minority perceivers manage threats to their in-group’s reputation: categorization. Across four studies, we show that when perceivers are able to exclude targets who reinforce negative stereotypes about the ingroup, they will do so to maintain the group’s public reputation. 


Jorge Rodrigues Jacob and Jacqueline Chen (2021) ,"Not in My Group: Racial Minorities’ Enforce Stricter Ingroup Boundaries to Avoid Stereotype-Confirmation", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 49, eds. Tonya Williams Bradford, Anat Keinan, and Matthew Matthew Thomson, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 928-928.


Jorge Rodrigues Jacob, IESEG School of Management
Jacqueline Chen, University of Utah


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 49 | 2021

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