Alternative mechanisms for regulating racial responses according to internal vs external cues.

David Amodio, Jennifer T. Kubota, Eddie Harmon-Jones, Patricia G. Devine

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Personal (internal) and normative (external) impetuses for regulating racially biased behaviour are well-documented, yet the extent to which internally and externally driven regulatory processes arise from the same mechanism is unknown. Whereas the regulation of race bias according to internal cues has been associated with conflict-monitoring processes and activation of the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC), we proposed that responses regulated according to external cues to respond without prejudice involves mechanisms of error-perception, a process associated with rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC) activity. We recruited low-prejudice participants who reported high or low sensitivity to non-prejudiced norms, and participants completed a stereotype inhibition task in private or public while electroencephalography was recorded. Analysis of event-related potentials revealed that the error-related negativity component, linked to dACC activity, predicted behavioural control of bias across conditions, whereas the error-perception component, linked to rACC activity, predicted control only in public among participants sensitive to external pressures to respond without prejudice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-36
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

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Alternative mechanisms for regulating racial responses according to internal vs external cues. / Amodio, David; Kubota, Jennifer T.; Harmon-Jones, Eddie; Devine, Patricia G.

In: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Vol. 1, No. 1, 06.2006, p. 26-36.

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Amodio, David ; Kubota, Jennifer T. ; Harmon-Jones, Eddie ; Devine, Patricia G. / Alternative mechanisms for regulating racial responses according to internal vs external cues. In: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 2006 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 26-36.
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