Posted Monday, March 14, 2011
Graduate Student Jordan Leitner Nominated as Finalist for Graduate Student Poster Award at 2011 EPA
Jordan Leitner, a graduate student in the Social Psychology Ph.D. program, was nominated as a finalist for the Graduate Student Poster Award at the 2011 Eastern Psychological Association Meeting in Boston, MA. Graduate students Eric Hehman and Lingling Wang, as well as faculty members Steven Most and James Jones contributed to the poster titled "Face-Induced Attentional Blink Predicted by Target Race and External Motivation of Perceiver".
Below is the abstract for the nominated poster:
Whites who are highly externally motivated (EM) to behave without prejudice tend to demonstrate more negative affective responses to Black, relative to White, faces. We found that these differences in face processing have implications for the conscious processing of stimuli that follow a target face. In a two-target rapid serial visual presentation paradigm, high-EM, compared to low-EM, participants demonstrated better target accuracy following a Black, relative to a White, target face. Our findings suggest that high-EM, compared to low-EM, individuals devote less attentional resources to Black faces.