Who do Multiracials consider part of their racial ingroup?
Abstract: This paper tests who Multiracials consider as part of their racial ingroup. A Multiracial's racial ingroup is flexible, or has multiple ingroup member possibilities. Blacks, Asians, and/or Whites who share a Multiracial's component racial group, Multiracials with different racial backgrounds (different-race Multiracials), and Multiracials with the same racial backgrounds (same-race Multi... read moreracials) can potentially be considered ingroup members by Asian/Whites and Black/Whites. Across two studies, I used an anticipated online interaction paradigm to determine if Multiracials consider Monoracials (Study 1) and different-race Multiracials (Study 2) as ingroup members to the same extent as same-race Multiracials. Study 1 revealed that a Minority individual is an ingroup member more than a White individual while Study 2 revealed that different-race Multiracials are considered ingroup members, but more so the different-race Multiracial with a shared Minority racial background. Implications of these findings for intra- versus inter-group interactions and mental and physical health are discussed.
Thesis (M.S.)--Tufts University, 2018.
Submitted to the Dept. of Psychology.
Advisor: Jessica Remedios.
Committee: Courtney Bonam, and Keith Maddox.
Keyword: Social psychology.read less