The goal of this study was to understand how news stories about Arab and Israeli women prime stereotypes in Americans, extending research on priming and ethnic media representation. A 2 (female target ethnicity: Arab and Israeli) x 3 (depiction type: prototypical, non-prototypical, and control) x 3 (multiple messages) mixed factorial design was conducted to examine how depiction and ethnicity in news story stimuli would interact with stereotype activation and accuracy (N = 107). Results showed that participants exhibited higher stereotyping after reading prototypical stories about Arab women and after they were not primed by stories. Also, participants who read non-prototypical news stories about Arab women showed reduced stereotyping.
Johnson, Erika Katherine
"The Priming of Arab-Israeli Stereotypes: How News Stories May Enhance or Inhibit Audience Stereotypes,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 20:
2, Article 16.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol20/iss2/16