The neuroscience of prejudice and stereotyping

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Abstract

Despite global increases in diversity, social prejudices continue to fuel intergroup conflict, disparities and discrimination. Moreover, as norms have become more egalitarian, prejudices seem to have 'gone underground', operating covertly and often unconsciously, such that they are difficult to detect and control. Neuroscientists have recently begun to probe the neural basis of prejudice and stereotyping in an effort to identify the processes through which these biases form, influence behaviour and are regulated. This research aims to elucidate basic mechanisms of the social brain while advancing our understanding of intergroup bias in social behaviour.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)670-682
Number of pages13
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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