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Title

How People React to Rejection: Perceptions of Fairness and Motivated Responses to Possible Discrimination

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

Discrimination in employment--Public opinion; Promotions--Public opinion;

Abstract

Participants responded to a scenario about a person who was rejected for a promotion. When people believed the rejection was unfair, they were likely to respond antisocially, especially if the rejected person was Hispanic. These responses were not explained by levels of social dominance or symbolic racism.

Start Date

6-4-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 1:45 PM

Faculty Advisor

Helen Harton

Department

Department of Psychology

Comments

Location: Maucker Union Ballroom

Embargo Date

4-6-2016

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How People React to Rejection: Perceptions of Fairness and Motivated Responses to Possible Discrimination

Participants responded to a scenario about a person who was rejected for a promotion. When people believed the rejection was unfair, they were likely to respond antisocially, especially if the rejected person was Hispanic. These responses were not explained by levels of social dominance or symbolic racism.