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* Author / title page Running head: Disgust and extreme prejudice Disgust is a factor in extreme prejudice

By Kathleen Taylor D. Phil, Acknowledgements Many, Professors John Dovidio and Rupert Brown

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two unnamed reviewers, for their critical feedback. * Main document (inc. abstract, figs and tables) Understanding intergroup prejudice is a dominant research focus for social psychology. Prejudice is usually conceptualised as a continuum of positive/negative affect; but this has limitations. It does not reflect people's ability to maintain simultaneous positive and negative stereotypes of others. Nor does it explain extreme prejudice (bigotry). Some researchers have proposed multidimensional models of prejudice in which different negative emotions are evoked depending on the situation. Extending this to bigotry raises the question of which emotions are most relevant. Therefore this study looked at "anti-group " texts – writings which promote extreme intergroup hostility – and analyzed the frequency of emotive language. Findings suggest that bigotry may be distinguished by high levels of disgust. Keywords: negative affect, prejudice, emotion, bigotry, hate, disgustWithin social psychology the study of intergroup relations has been dominated by the concept of prejudice, and by a cognitive, attitude-based theoretical framework whic

Year: 2010
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