Effects of stereotypicality and perceived group variability on the use of attitudinal information in impression formation

Verplanken, B, Jetten, J and vanKnippenberg, A (1996) Effects of stereotypicality and perceived group variability on the use of attitudinal information in impression formation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22 9: 960-971. doi:10.1177/0146167296229009


Author Verplanken, B
Jetten, J
vanKnippenberg, A
Title Effects of stereotypicality and perceived group variability on the use of attitudinal information in impression formation
Journal name Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0146-1672
Publication date 1996-09-01
Year available 1996
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0146167296229009
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 9
Start page 960
End page 971
Total pages 12
Place of publication THOUSAND OAKS
Publisher SAGE SCIENCE PRESS
Language eng
Abstract In line with Susan Fiske and Steven Neuberg's continuum model of impression formation it was found that when a social category was perceived as homogeneous on a stereotypic trait, a target's behavioral discrepancy from that stereotype elicited attention to and elaboration of individuating information. Individuating information consisted of the target person's attitude toward a stereotype-unrelated issue. Perceived variability was manipulated. Impressions of the stimulus person were related to participants' own attitude toward the issue, suggesting a similarity-attraction effect. In the atypical-behavior/low-variability condition, this relationship was mediated by attitude-related thoughts. This suggests a cognitive-response-mediated effect leading to relatively individuated impressions. All results were consistent across two different stimulus groups that were associated with complementary stereotypes.
Keyword Person Memory
Incongruent Information
Individuating Processes
Judgment
Inconsistent
Perception
Motivation
Attention
Behaviors
Majority
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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