the effect of threat on White and Hispanic participants categorization of Hispanic-White Biracials

Remember to 1) introduce the research question or problem, 2) review the relevant research on the topic, and 3) state your specific hypotheses and explain why they make sense given the literature you reviewed earlier.

Here is a simple way of structuring your introduction:

Start the paper by broadly describing the research topic.
In the next few paragraphs, provide the background literature on the topic; be sure to include key theories and findings.
In the next few paragraphs you should transition to your study and set forth your hypotheses along with a brief justification for your hypotheses based on the background literature from the previous paragraph.

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In this study, we are interested in investigating how threat vs. no threat can impact the categorization of White-Hispanic targets differently for White and Hispanic participants. You must write a research paper on the effect of threat (IV: threat vs. no threat manipulation from Ho et al., 2013) on White and Hispanic participants (IV: White participants vs. Hispanic participants) categorization of Hispanic-White Biracials (DV: To what degree do you consider Hispanic/White biracial people to be a part of your racial group?).

An experiment assessing the influence of threat (vs. no threat) and racial/ethic group membership (White participants vs. Hispanic participants) on the categorization of Hispanic-White Biracial targets. The study tested the following hypotheses:
Hypothesis #1: We hypothesis that there will be a main effect of condition, such that participants in the threat condition will categorize Hispanic-White Biracials as less a part of their racial ingroup than participants in the control (i.e., no threat) condition.
Hypothesis #2: We also hypothesize a main effect of participant race, such that White participants will categorize Hispanic-White Biracials as less a part of their racial ingroup than Hispanic Participants.
Hypothesis #3: Finally, we predict a condition x participant race interaction. Specifically, we hypothesize that White participants in the threat condition will categorize Hispanic-White Biracials as less ingroup than White participants in the no threat condition. For Hispanic participants, we hypothesize there will be no difference in categorization of Hispanic-White biracials between the threat and no threat conditions.

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