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Beyond the information given : capacity, context and the categorization process in impression formation

Reynolds, Katherine Jane


This thesis exammes the impression formation process, with particular reference to the distinction between individuated and stereotypic impression formation. The emphasis is on issues such as: What factors influence our impressions? When are impressions based on a person's individual qualities? When do we form stereotypic impressions of others? What processes underpin the formation of more individuated or stereotypic impressions? Two theoretical perspectives, social cognition and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-05-20
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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