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Caitlin Baker

Postgraduate Researcher

Research

Research interests

  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interracial Interaction
  • Confidence with Racial Terminology
  • Strategic Colour Blindness

Strategic Colour Blindness occurs when someone avoids using racial terms, even in a situation in which it is relevant, to avoid being seen as being racist. Although this behaviour is used with the best intentions to improve intergroup relations, it can have the opposite effect. My research intends to look into this behaviour, and determine what factors promote or deter this behaviour. We are examining predictors such as interracial interaction, social norms, intergroup anxiety, self-efficiency in cross ethnic friendships, and confidence with racial terminology.

Thesis title

Strategic Colour Blindness and Interracial Interaction

Supervisor

Dr Lindsey Cameron

Funding

University of Kent 50th Anniversary Graduate Teaching Assistantship

 

 

 

School of Psychology - Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP

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Last Updated: 07/11/2018