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Emily BrownFollow
Ashley KohinkeFollow

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Open Access

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to further research the effects of framing social issues (privilege or discrimination) on racial attitudes and willingness to confront prejudice. In our study, we used two dependent measures, the Race Implicit Attitudes Test (IAT) and the White Privilege Attitudes Scale (WPAS). Participants were separated s into three conditions: framing discrimination (group 1), framing white privilege (group 2) and a control group (group 3). A pretest-posttest design was used to examine if scores on the WPAS and Race IAT would change when participants were given statements framed towards white privilege and discrimination. A control group was also used. We predicted that the results would change between the Time 1 trial and Time 2 trial for group 1 (discrimination framed) and group 2 (white privilege framed) on the Race IAT and the WPAS. We did not expect to find any difference between the Time 1 trial and Time 2 trial for group 3 (control statements). The goal was to increase awareness about framing social issues by measuring how people react to various frameworks.

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Virginia Cylke

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The Effects of Framing on Perceptions of Others

The purpose of this study was to further research the effects of framing social issues (privilege or discrimination) on racial attitudes and willingness to confront prejudice. In our study, we used two dependent measures, the Race Implicit Attitudes Test (IAT) and the White Privilege Attitudes Scale (WPAS). Participants were separated s into three conditions: framing discrimination (group 1), framing white privilege (group 2) and a control group (group 3). A pretest-posttest design was used to examine if scores on the WPAS and Race IAT would change when participants were given statements framed towards white privilege and discrimination. A control group was also used. We predicted that the results would change between the Time 1 trial and Time 2 trial for group 1 (discrimination framed) and group 2 (white privilege framed) on the Race IAT and the WPAS. We did not expect to find any difference between the Time 1 trial and Time 2 trial for group 3 (control statements). The goal was to increase awareness about framing social issues by measuring how people react to various frameworks.