Reynolds, Katherine J; Oakes, Penelope J.
Current theory and research suggests that stereotyping is inversely related to the allocation of attentional resources. For example, motivational factors (e.g., interdependence, accuracy goals) are argued to increase attentional investment and encourage individuation. Within this model, a neglected feature of the impression formation process is the role of the perceivers' own self-definition. Based on self-categorization theory, it is argued that whether the salient self-other categorization is...[Show more]
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