Unconscious Influences of Attitudes and Challenges to Self-Control

Deborah Hall, B. Keith Payne

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Abstract

Recent developments in social psychology have brought to light important questions concerning the nature of implicit cognitions about race and the implications for selfcontrol. If people are unaware of their own prejudices, how can they keep them in check? This chapter distinguishes the unconscious influence of people's attitudes and beliefs from attitudes and beliefs that are themselves hidden from consciousness. It reviews research that provides little evidence of unconscious racial attitudes, but much stronger evidence that racial attitudes influence people's judgments and behavior in numerous unconscious ways. It also discusses the unique challenges to self-control that unconscious influences present and then concludes by highlighting strategies for preventing prejudice by limiting the unconscious influence of people's attitudes about race.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSelf Control in Society, Mind, and Brain
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199776894, 9780195391381
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Social Psychology
Consciousness
Cognition
Unconscious (Psychology)
Self-Control
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Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Implicit
  • Prejudice
  • Self-control
  • Unconscious

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Hall, D., & Payne, B. K. (2010). Unconscious Influences of Attitudes and Challenges to Self-Control. In Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0012

Unconscious Influences of Attitudes and Challenges to Self-Control. / Hall, Deborah; Payne, B. Keith.

Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Hall, D & Payne, BK 2010, Unconscious Influences of Attitudes and Challenges to Self-Control. in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0012
Hall D, Payne BK. Unconscious Influences of Attitudes and Challenges to Self-Control. In Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain. Oxford University Press. 2010 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0012
Hall, Deborah ; Payne, B. Keith. / Unconscious Influences of Attitudes and Challenges to Self-Control. Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain. Oxford University Press, 2010.
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