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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

The Role of Expectations in Attributions of Pride in Outgroups

Recent research has demonstrated that perceived pride has two dimensions: authentic and hubristic (cf. Tracy & Robbins, 2007), that predict willingness to engage in proactive behavior toward outgroup members (Ratcliff & Pittinsky, 2008). Additionally, research has shown that individual differences in perceivers, such as prior expectations about a group, lead to differential perceptions of identical behavior (Lassiter et al., 2009). The purpose of the present research was to investigate the impact of prior expectations on participantsí perception of pride displays. Participants viewed a silent video of an immigrant pride display after receiving information indicating that the groupís pride was either authentic, hubristic, or after no expectation was given. Participants provided spontaneous open-ended responses and completed measures of perceived pride, deservingness, inclusiveness, and willingness to engage in proactive behavior toward immigrants. Results revealed that providing an expectation influenced perceived authenticity, hubris, deservingness, inclusiveness and intended proactive behavior.

Presenter: Alex Krolikowski (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Psychology
Location: 123 Hartwell
Time: 1:30 pm (Session III)