Social-Cognitive Aptitude Test (SCAT)

Author of Tool: 

Crocker, J.

Key references: 

Crocker, J., Thompson, L. L., & McGraw, K. M. (1987). Downward comparison, prejudice, and evaluations of others: Effects of self-esteem and threat. Journal of Psychological Review, 52, 907-916. 

Primary use / Purpose: 

This scale gives false feedback of success and failure.

Background: 

Social-Cognitive Aptitude Test (SCAT)  facilitates the measurement of the effects of trait self-esteem and threats to the self-concept on evaluations of others.  II It has been found that individuals high in self-esteem, but not those low in self-esteem, respond to threats to the self-concept by derogating outgroups relative to the ingroup when the group boundaries have evaluative implications. 

Psychometrics: 

 A description of SCAT's properties and application is found in:

Crocker, J., Thompson, L. L., & McGraw, K. M. (1987). Downward comparison, prejudice, and evaluations of others: Effects of self-esteem and threat. Journal of Psychological Review, 52, 907-916. 

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