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Most Underappreciated50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work$
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Robert Arkin

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199778188

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.001.0001

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It Takes More than Two to Tango

It Takes More than Two to Tango

The Importance of Identifying and Addressing Your Audience

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(p.192) It Takes More than Two to Tango
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Most Underappreciated
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John F. Dovidio

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0038

John F. Dovidio reflects on his most underappreciated work: the two empirical papers he wrote in collaboration with Sam Gaertner that related to affirmative action and race relations. Dovidio and Gaertner performed a laboratory experiment to test the hypothesis that “although recent protests by whites regarding affirmative action seem to articulate only the concern that qualified whites will be subordinated to less qualified blacks, … it is possible that the reversal traditional role relationship itself represents the primary threat to whites”.

Keywords:   John F. Dovidio, Sam Gaertner, affirmative action, race relations, protests, whites, blacks

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