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Variability in Impression Formation: Investigating the Role of Motivation, Capacity, and the Categorization Process

Reynolds, Katherine J; Oakes, Penelope J.

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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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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/89102
Source: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

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