Stereotyping has a lasting negative impact
Aggression. Over-eating. Inability to focus. Difficulty making rational decisions. New research out of the University of Toronto Scarborough shows prejudice has a lasting negative impact on those who experience it.
“Past studies have shown that people perform poorly in situations where they feel they are being stereotyped,” says Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Inzlicht, who led the study, published in this month’s edition of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. “What we wanted to do was look at what happens afterwards. Are there lingering effects of prejudice? Does being stereotyped have an impact beyond the moment when stereotyping happens?”/blockquote>