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When do Stereotypes Become Really Consensual? Investigating the Group-Based Dynamics of the Consensualization Process

Haslam, S A; Turner, John C; Oakes, Penelope J.; Reynolds, Katherine J; Eggins, Rachael; Nolan, Mark; Tweedie, Janet


Although it has long been recognized that stereotypes achieve much of their force from being shared by members of social groups, relatively little empirical work has examined the process by which such consensus is reached. This paper tests predictions derived from self-categorization theory that stereotype consensus will be enhanced (a) by factors which make the shared social identity of perceivers salient and (b) by group interaction that is premised upon that shared identity. In Experiment 1...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Social Psychology


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