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prejudice paradox, prejudice habit model, discrimination, minorities, minority sterotypes


In what follows, we will describe the problem that motivated the development of the prejudice habit model, namely, that even people who report beliefs and attitudes that are opposed to prejudice can act in discriminatory ways. We will then review the prejudice habit model and how the model uses the distinction between controlled and automatic processes to understand lingering group disparities. We will end our discussion with a review of topics for further research and the implications of the prejudice habit model for other dual process theories.


This is a preprint of a chapter in the book Duel process theories of the social mind, and it can be found here: