Self Affirmations and the Perception of Micro-aggressions Madison Groves a Research Methods Project supervised by Dr. Hilary Stebbins (Spring 2021) please note that this project uses simulated data Groves_poster
A very interesting topic! It seems hopeful that the cumulative and negative effect of microaggressions can be combatted with self-affirming behaviors, hence, your manipulation of such behaviors. How did you manipulate this variable? You mentioned having high-level and low-level self affirmations conditions… I’m curious if expressing high-level affirmations is something a microagression target could exercise effectively in their day-to-day lives. Is is easy to put into play in the moment? Like a type of mindfulness exercise?
This topic is very interesting and timely. Maybe I’m missing something, but it seems that your description of self affirmations and your hypotheses are contradictory – what am I getting wrong here? I think I’m missing out on what constitutes a low-level vs. a high-level affirmation . . . that’s not too clear to me.
This is a really awesome study! Great job. Similar, to Dr. Mailloux and Dr. Steckler, I am also curious about the exact differences between low and high level affirmations. What measures were used to determine whether someone has a high or low level of self-affirmation? Is this examined on a spectrum? Is there a specific line that differentiates the two?