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Title: Evaluations of Interracial People (CAPS-AMBIGETH module)      
dateReleased:
12-07-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-AMBIGETH
ID:
hdl:1902.29/CAPS-AMBIGETH
description:
This unit measures evaluations of interracial people. Rs are presented with one of two descriptions of a male 18 year old. In one description, the person is black, in the other, the person is of mixed-race. Rs then evaluate the stimulus person. IMPORTANT NOTE: In the CAPS87 version of AMBIGETH, the stimulus persons were white and mixed-race. In the CAPS/88 version they are black and mixed race. Background: Recent research investigating the perception of interracial couples (Wade, 1984, 1985) revealed that under some conditions subjects would perceive an interracial couple of the type black male/white female positively. Those conditions were, the black male must be of high status and the white female must be attractive. Though subjects perceived this couple positively, they reported that interracial couples should not have children. Subjects felt that interracial children would have difficulty with society because one parent was of a different race. Very little empirical literature exists regarding interracial children and the existent literature is inconclusive. Some interracial children are perceived negatively and have difficulty with society (Benson, 1981). However, other literature suggests that interracial children may be perceived negatively, but are at an advantage in society (Poussaint 1984). Poussaint (1984) states that these children benefit from being exposed to two different cultures. Durojaiye (1970) supports this he re ports that interracial children are often more popular with their white peers than are black children and interracial children are more popular with black children than are white children. These findings are based on verbal reports from interracial children and not actual reports from observers. Therefore, research examining the perceptions of interracial children from an observer's point of view is needed. If interr acial children are more popular with white males and females than black children, This suggests a continuum of race exists such that whites are most popular with whites, followed by interracials, followed by blacks.
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2009, "Evaluations of Interracial People (CAPS-AMBIGETH module)", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-AMBIGETH
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997