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Group membership and racial bias modulate the temporal estimation of in-group/out-group body movements


Cazzato, V and Makris, S and Flavell, JC and Vicario, CM, Group membership and racial bias modulate the temporal estimation of in-group/out-group body movements, Experimental Brain Research, 236, (8) pp. 2427-2437. ISSN 0014-4819 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s00221-018-5313-4


Social group categorization has been mainly studied in relation to ownership manipulations involving highly-salient multisensory cues. Here, we propose a novel paradigm that can implicitly activate the embodiment process in the presence of group affiliation information, whilst participants complete a task irrelevant to social categorization. Ethnically White participants watched videos of White- and Black-skinned models writing a proverb. The writing was interrupted 7, 4 or 1 s before completion. Participants were tasked with estimating the residual duration following interruption. A video showing only hand kinematic traces acted as a control condition. Residual duration estimates for out-group and control videos were significantly lower than those for in-group videos only for the longest duration. Moreover, stronger implicit racial bias was negatively correlated to estimates of residual duration for out-group videos. The underestimation bias for the out-group condition might be mediated by implicit embodiment, affective and attentional processes, and finalized to a rapid out-group categorization.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Time processing, racial bias
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Neurosciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Vicario, CM (Dr Carmelo Vicario)
ID Code:128259
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2018-09-12
Last Modified:2018-10-09

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