Project

Mind your Eye: Investigating Stigmatization during the Job Interview

Acronym
Kijk Uit
Duration
01 February 2010 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Work and organisational psychology
    • Social perception and cognition
Keywords
job interview unobtrusive measures stigmatization hiring discrimination eye-tracking cognition
 
Project description

Individuals with visual stigma often encounter discrimination in the employment interview. Paradoxically, raters' mindful control to avoid attention to stigmas might instigate stigmatization. This project aims investigating cognitive process (attentional bais) and moderators (both in the candidate and rater) of stigmatization among recruiters, using unobtrusive methods both in field and lab experiments for better understanding and averting hiring discrimination.