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Social NeuroscienceToward Understanding the Underpinnings of the Social Mind$
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Alexander Todorov, Susan Fiske, and Deborah Prentice

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195316872

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316872.001.0001

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Self-Regulation in Intergroup Relations

Self-Regulation in Intergroup Relations

A Social Neuroscience Framework

(p.101) Chapter 7 Self-Regulation in Intergroup Relations
Social Neuroscience

David M. Amodio

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes a social neuroscience framework of the processes through which racial biases are activated and controlled. It begins by reviewing the prevalent dual-process model of prejudice and stereotyping, and then describes some ways in which recent social neuroscience research has extended our understanding of the activation and regulation of intergroup bias. It shows that an expanded view of the basic dual-process model of prejudice that has dominated the field for nearly twenty years. Although the body of social neuroscience research on prejudice and stereotyping is still quite small, researchers have made efficient use of models developed in the larger cognitive and behavioral neuroscience literatures to inform social psychological questions.

Keywords:   social neuroscience, racial biases, prejudice, stereotyping, dual-process model

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