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Copyright © The British Psychological SocietyReproduction in any form (including the internet) is prohibited without prior permission from the SocietyIsKateWinsletmoreAmericanthanLucyLiu?TheimpactofconstrualprocessesontheimplicitascriptionofanationalidentityThierryDevos*andDebbieS.MaDepartmentofPsychology,SanDiegoStateUniversity,SanDiego,California,USAInfourstudies,weinvestigatedtheroleofpersonconstrualontheimplicitascriptionofanationalidentity.ParticipantscompletedImplicitAssociationTests(Studies1and3)orGo/No-goAssociationTasks(Studies2and4)assessingtheextenttowhichtheconceptAmericanwaslinkedtoanAsianAmericancelebrity(LucyLiu)andtoaWhiteEuropeancelebrity(KateWinslet).Incontrasttoexplicitresponses,theAsianAmericantargetwasimplicitlyregardedasbeinglessAmericanthantheWhiteEuropeantarget.Thiseffectwasmorepronouncedwhentargetswerecategorizedbasedontheirethnic(ratherthanpersonal)identity(Studies1and2)andwhentheexemplarsdrawattentiontotheethnicidentityoftheAsianAmericantarget(Studies3and4).T...