Mollie A. Price-BlackshearUniversity of Central Arkansas | UCA · Department of Psychology and Counseling
Mollie A. Price-Blackshear
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I am interested in how to improve intergroup relations (e.g., examining the influences of mindfulness practices and self-affirmation on system justification, intergroup relations, and prejudice, and intergroup attitudes).
In prior literature, intergroup contact has been associated with better attitudes toward outgroups, but intergroup anxiety mediates this relationship. Higher anxiety is associated with less-favorable outgroup attitudes. We hypothesized that this meditational association would be moderated by frequency of mindfulness and contemplative practices. Stu...
Three studies examined whether Democrats and Republicans expressed favoritism toward an ingroup political candidate, even when the candidates were presented as positive and bipartisan. Participants rated electability and traits, after reading party consistent (Passage 1) and positive, bipartisan information (Passage 2). Conservatism (Studies 1–3),...
Purpose: Young breast cancer survivors (YBCS) face unique challenges in coping with disease, distress, and relationship concerns. The purposes of this study were to understand the acceptability and feasibility of an online Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI) for YBCS and their partners (i.e., Couples Mindfulness-Based Intervention: C-MBI) and to c...
People’s proclivity for favoring their ingroups over outgroups has negative consequences for individuals, groups, and societies. Social psychologists have explored a variety of techniques to reduce these intergroup biases. Emerging research suggests that mindfulness may be effective for this purpose. Mindfulness is defined as present-moment attenti...
System justification theory suggests that high-status group members endorsing status hierarchies will favor their ingroup and may show less positive outgroup attitudes. Understanding which variables influence these relationships is important. We explored whether trait mindfulness would decouple the relationship between racial-system justification,...
Faculty at institutions of higher education face increasing pressure to publish and become productive writers, which may lead to distress and subsequent lack of productivity. The current pilot study examined the effects of a modified version of Robert Boice’s “Blocked Writers Program”, in conjunction with formal training in mindfulness meditation....