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ERIC Number: EJ870258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Automatic Activation of Exercise and Sedentary Stereotypes
Berry, Tanya; Spence, John C.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v80 n3 p633-640 Sep 2009
We examined the automatic activation of "sedentary" and "exerciser" stereotypes using a social prime Stroop task. Results showed significantly slower response times between the exercise words and the exercise control words and between the sedentary words and the exercise control words when preceded by an attractive exerciser prime. Words preceded by a normal-weight exerciser prime showed significantly slower response times for sedentary words over sedentary control words and exercise words. An overweight sedentary prime resulted in significantly slower response times for sedentary words over exercise words and exercise control words. These results highlight the need for increased awareness of how active and sedentary lifestyles are portrayed in the media. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A