Self-Regulation in Intergroup Relations: A Social Neuroscience Framework

David M. Amodio

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This chapter describes a social neuroscience framework of the processes through which racial biases are activated and controlled. It begins by reviewing the prevalent dualprocess model of prejudice and stereotyping, and then describes some ways in which recent social neuroscience research has extended our understanding of the activation and regulation of intergroup bias. It shows that an expanded view of the basic dualprocess model of prejudice that has dominated the field for nearly twenty years. Although the body of social neuroscience research on prejudice and stereotyping is still quite small, researchers have made efficient use of models developed in the larger cognitive and behavioral neuroscience literatures to inform social psychological questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Neuroscience
Subtitle of host publicationToward Understanding the Underpinnings of the Social Mind
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199893324
ISBN (Print)9780195316872
StatePublished - May 1 2011


  • Dual-process model
  • Prejudice
  • Racial biases
  • Social neuroscience
  • Stereotyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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