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Us against whom?

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Us against whom?
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how we categorize outgroup members as threats
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ETD_2625
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http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore10001600001.ETD.000054211
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eng
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theses
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Psychology
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Political science--Philosophy
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Stereotypes (Social psychology)
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Signal detection
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Terrorism
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Illegal aliens
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The current study was designed to test a reformulation of Allport's and Kramer's "vigilance hypothesis" by applying signal detection theory to social categorization. Specifically, the impact of prejudice and specific threat concerns (e.g. terrorism or illegal immigration) was investigated. Participants were asked to assume the role of either an airport security officer facing a potential terrorist attack or a border patrol officer facing possible illegal immigration. Forty photographs were presented and participants were asked to either detain or not detain the target presented. Ten of these targets were actual terrorists or illegal immigrants. Following this task, the same 40 photographs were presented and participants classified the targets as either "Arab" or "Not Arab" (in the airport security role), or "Hispanic" or "Not Hispanic" (in the border patrol security role). Measures of sensitivity and criterion were calculated and a signal detection analysis was conducted. Results did not confirm the reformulated vigilance hypothesis. Exploratory analyses revealed that political ideology would provide a better foundation for the reformulation of the vigilance hypothesis. Political conservatives set a lower criterion to categorize a target as a threat. Additionally context interacted with political ideology to impact sensitivity to threat. Specifically political conservatives displayed greater sensitivity to illegal immigrants while liberals displayed greater sensitivity to terrorists. Political conservatives also displayed greater sensitivity except when the cost of a false alarm exceeded the cost of a miss. Implications and future directions are discussed.
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vii, 65 p. : ill.
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by Sean T. Stevens
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Sean
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1982-
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Wilder
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David
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David Wilder
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Jussim
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Lee
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Lee Jussim
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Laurie
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Laurie Rudman
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2010
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2010
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3VH5NV0
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ETD graduate
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2010-04-15 10:29:58
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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