Interracial couples are frequently the target of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. Although East Asian Americans have one of the highest rates of out-marriage among ethnic minority groups, they also experience prejudice and discrimination. The current research examined perceptions of East Asian and White targets who expressed a preference or no preference to a specific race when dating. Using a Tinder-like presentation, participants were randomly assigned to evaluate either East Asian or White targets (IV1) who were matched with either same race or different race dating partners (IV2). Results show that the female East Asian target was rated as having more positive traits, more likability, and less prejudiced than the White female target. The White male target rated having fewer positive traits, less likability, and less prejudice than the male East Asian target. The results are discussed in the context of prejudice and discrimination.


Garcia, Amber




Community Psychology | Multicultural Psychology | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Psychology


Interracial, East Asian, Race, Dating, Tinder

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis



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