Sequential Stereotype Priming: A Meta-Analysis
Personality and Social Psychology Review
automatic/implicit processes, meta-analysis, prejudice/stereotyping, priming
© 2017, 2017 by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc. Psychological interest in stereotype measurement has spanned nearly a century, with researchers adopting implicit measures in the 1980s to complement explicit measures. One of the most frequently used implicit measures of stereotypes is the sequential priming paradigm. The current meta-analysis examines stereotype priming, focusing specifically on this paradigm. To contribute to ongoing discussions regarding methodological rigor in social psychology, one primary goal was to identify methodological moderators of the stereotype priming effect—whether priming is due to a relation between the prime and target stimuli, the prime and target response, participant task, stereotype dimension, stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA), and stimuli type. Data from 39 studies yielded 87 individual effect sizes from 5,497 participants. Analyses revealed that stereotype priming is significantly moderated by the presence of prime–response relations, participant task, stereotype dimension, target stimulus type, SOA, and prime repetition. These results carry both practical and theoretical implications for future research on stereotype priming.
Kidder, Ciara K.; White, Katherine R.; Hinojos, Michelle R.; Sandoval, Mayra; and Crites, Stephen L., "Sequential Stereotype Priming: A Meta-Analysis" (2018). Faculty Bibliography. 2852.