My research focuses on the automatic activation of associations related to social categories. The types of associations that I examine include not only stereotypes and prejudice, but also automatic behaviors, general approach/avoidance orientations, attitudes, and emotions, and the interrelationship among these processes. My research also investigates factors and strategies which reduce or increase the activation of these associations. Furthermore, my more recent studies examine the impact of social category activations on the self. A primary goal of this research is to investigate the influence of these types of associations on the perceivers' self-perceptions, self-evaluations (i.e., self-esteem), emotions, attitudes, and trait attributions to the self.
- Dovidio, J. F., Kawakami, K., & Gaertner, S. L. (2002). Implicit and explicit prejudice and interracial interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 62-28.
- Dovidio, J. F., Kawakami, K., Johnson, C., Johnson, B., & Howard, A. (1997). On the nature of prejudice: Automatic and controlled processes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology: Special Issue on Unconscious Processes in Stereotyping and Prejudice, 33, 510-540.
- Kawakami, K., Dovidio, J. F., & Dijksterhuis, A. (2003). Effect of social category priming on personal attitudes. Psychological Science, 14, 315-319.
- Kawakami, K., Dovidio, J. F., Moll, J., Hermsen, S., & Russin, A. (2000). Just say no (to stereotyping): Effects of training in the negation of stereotypic associations on stereotype activation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 871-888.
- Kawakami, K., Dovidio, J. F., & van Kamp, S. (2005). Kicking the habit: Effects of nonstereotypic association training and correction processes on hiring decisions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology,41, 68-75.
- Kawakami, K., Young, H., & Dovidio, J. F. (2002). Automatic stereotyping: Category, trait, and behavioral activations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 3-15.
- Contemporary Issues in Personality and Social Psychology
- Social Cognition
- Social Methods
- Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
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