Black experimenters and the intellectual test performance of White participants: The tables are turned
This research examined the effect of race of test administrator, White vs Black, on the intellectual test performance of White participants. Social dominance orientation was also assessed as a potential moderator of effects obtained. Results indicated that participants who were tested by a Black experimenter performed better on the ability test than did those who were tested by a White experimenter. This effect was moderated by social dominance orientation such that the tendency to perform better when tested by a Black experimenter was especially evident in participants who were higher in social dominance orientation. Results are interpreted in terms of perceived threat of competition from minority group members and the motivation of majority, or dominant, group members to maintain their group dominance.
Danso, Henry A. and Esses, V. M., "Black experimenters and the intellectual test performance of White participants: The tables are turned" (2001). Psychology Educator Scholarship. 46.