I'm Dancing with the Man in the Mirror: An Experimental Study of a Dance Video Game on Racial Attitudes

Janine Slaker, Rabindra Ratan, Benedict Hilado and Annette Kim


This study investigates how racial attitudes are effected by dancing with various characters in a dance video game. A 2(race of character)x 2(music genre) experimental design was used to test the effect of game use on implicit racial attitudes and stereotype endorsement of musical genres. Results indicate that dancing with video game characters influences racial attitudes.