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Rhetorical Unity and Social Division: A Longitudinal Study of Change in Australian Self-Stereotypes

Oakes, Penelope J.; Reynolds, Katherine J; Mein, J.


This paper examines the impact of social division associated with the emergent "race debate" in Australia (and the so-called "Hanson phenomenon") on the consensus of Australian students' stereotypes of their national ingroup. It compares the stereotypes held by a sample of students in 1997 (N = 20) with those revealed in studies conducted from 1992 onwards (N = 102). Results provide strong evidence that stereotype consensus was reduced in the current phase of research and post-testing also...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Journal of Social Psychology


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