Identification with Role Models: A Function of Racial Composition or Degree of Assertiveness.
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA
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Hypotheses are examined predicting differences in the attitudes and behaviors of whites and blacks toward situations in which blacks are not included, afforded token representation, or in a majority. Data were obtained by exposing students to films depicting discussions by five person groups having the stated racial compositions. In addition to race, the assertiveness of individuals in the groups was also varied. The results are discussed. Author Modified Abstract