ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2011, Vol. 19 ›› Issue (2): 243-250.

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Review on Intervention Strategy Studies about Stereotype

PANG Xiao-Jia;ZHANG Da-Jun;WANG Xin-Qiang;WANG Jin-Liang   

  1. Research Institute of Mental Health, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China; Research Institute of Education, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
  • Received:2010-05-27 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2011-02-15 Published:2011-02-15
  • Contact: ZHANG Da-Jun

Abstract: Stereotype is the main cause of prejudice, and the way of decreasing or eliminating stereotype has been studied for years. Regarding to the controllability of stereotype, conventional view holds that “automatic process is fixed and inevitable”. On the other hand, modified point argues that “automatic process is being conditional”, and which has been changed from “fixed and inevitable” to “being conditional”. So far, some effective intervention strategies for eliminating stereotype have been demonstrated through numbers of empirical studies, which mainly include training, consciousness inhibition, familiarity and holding unprejudiced belief. Theory of controllability of stereotype is also empirically supported by existing intervention studies. However, current studies still have some limitations concerning its applicability, effectiveness and work mechanism, which should be improved in further research.

Key words: stereotype, controllability, automatic process, intervention strategy