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dc.contributor.advisorEvan P. Apfelbaum.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGrunberg, Rebecca Len_US
dc.contributor.otherSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T17:47:21Z
dc.date.available2016-06-22T17:47:21Z
dc.date.copyright2016en_US
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/103208
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M. in Management Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 2016.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 62-64).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present research identifies a novel measure of perceived intentionality of societal discrimination and demonstrates its value in predicting individuals' preference for and the effectiveness of different approaches to improving intergroup relations. Study 1 creates and validates a measure of perceived intentionality of societal discrimination, the extent to which an individual believes discrimination in society as a whole is generally caused by intentional actions. Individuals' responses on this measure are associated with their preferences for an approach to intergroup relations that advocates looking beyond differences, rather than recognizing differences. Studies 2 and 3 use experimental designs to investigate perceived intentionality of societal bias as a moderator of the effect of these approaches on attitudes toward interracial interactions and on comfort with conversations about race. Across the studies, the greater the extent to which participants perceive discrimination in society to be intentional, the more an approach advocating looking beyond differences is preferred and effective.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Rebecca L. Grunberg.en_US
dc.format.extent64 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.titlePerceived intentionality of societal discrimination as a moderator of preference for and effectiveness of approaches to differenceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M. in Management Researchen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc951474760en_US


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