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Systemic Racism: Cognitive Consequences and Interventions

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI) publishes “use-inspired basic research”: fundamental and theoretically relevant research that grows from hypotheses about real-world problems. Systemic Racism is an urgent, real-world problem with implications for every area of cognitive research. The purpose of this special issue is to add to the scientific understanding of the cognitive roots of and fallout from minority status, discrimination, police violence, vigilantism, implicit bias, and more.

Edited by:

  • Jeremy M. Wolfe
  • Jennifer Gutsell
  • Elizabeth Page-Gould
  1. This study measured event-related brain potentials (ERPs) to test competing hypotheses regarding the effects of anger and race on early visual processing (N1, P2, and N2) and error recognition (ERN and Pe) dur...

    Authors: Adrian Rivera-Rodriguez, Maxwell Sherwood, Ahren B. Fitzroy, Lisa D. Sanders and Nilanjana Dasgupta

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2021 6:74

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  2. Two experiments assessed how racial ambiguity and racial salience moderates the cross-race effect (CRE). In experiment 1, White and Black participants studied and identified the race of Asian, Black, Latino, a...

    Authors: Benjamin Uel Marsh, Deborah Revenaugh, Taylor Weeks and Hyun Seo Lee

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2021 6:71

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  3. The intergenerational transmission of executive function may be enhanced or interrupted by culturally salient environmental stressors that shape the practice of executive function in the family. Building upon ...

    Authors: Su Yeong Kim, Jiaxiu Song, Wen Wen, Shanting Chen, Minyu Zhang, Jinjin Yan, Belem G. Lopez, Maria M. Arredondo and Ka I. Ip

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2021 6:70

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  4. Previous research has established a possible link between recognition performance, individuation experience, and implicit racial bias of other-race faces. However, it remains unclear how implicit racial bias m...

    Authors: Tobiasz Trawiński, Araz Aslanian and Olivia S. Cheung

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2021 6:67

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  5. Systemic racism can have broad impacts on health in ethnoracial minorities. One way is by suppressing socioeconomic status (SES) levels through barriers to achieve higher income, wealth, and educational attain...

    Authors: Sarah K. Letang, Shayne S.-H. Lin, Patricia A. Parmelee and Ian M. McDonough

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2021 6:64

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  6. Faces judged as stereotypically Black are perceived negatively relative to less stereotypical faces. In this experiment, artificial faces were constructed to examine the effects of nose width, lip fullness, an...

    Authors: Heather Kleider-Offutt, Ashley M. Meacham, Lee Branum-Martin and Megan Capodanno

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2021 6:53

    Content type: Original article

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