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Effects of Racial Match, Emotion Suppression, and Ethnic Identity on Therapist Credibility

Poster Session V - Board: V-045
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Oanh L. Meyer
University of California, Davis

Nolan W.S. Zane
University of California, Davis

This study investigated how the emotion regulation strategy of suppression interacts with cultural variables to influence other perception. We examined (1) whether individual differences in suppression affect other perception in therapeutic setting, (2) whether these perceptions are moderated by ethnic identification, and (3) whether evaluations vary by counselor race.

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Walter Mischel