- 心理学評論 (ISSN:03861058)
- vol.61, no.2, pp.204-225, 2018 (Released:2019-11-06)
In this paper, I focused on stereotype suppression strategies to prevent stereotypic responses because these strategies are commonly used in the context of person perception. Suppressing stereotypic thoughts ironically increases stereotypic accessibility and use (i.e., the rebound effect). First, I described the position of stereotype suppression in stereotype research. Second, I considered the strategies for stereotype suppression without a rebound effect. The study of stereotype suppression has been developed based on the mechanism of thought suppression. However, in this article, I suggest that some effective strategies used in thought suppression cannot be applied to stereotype suppression. Stereotypes are suppressed in the context of person perception; therefore, I reviewed past findings with regard to replacement thoughts and propose effective strategies for stereotype suppression. It is necessary to integrate theory and findings of related area for developing the research of stereotype suppression.