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2006 | 44 | 4 | 57-70
Article title

IDENTITY, INTERDEPENDENCE AND ANXIETY AS STEREOTYPING FACTORS

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PL
Abstracts
EN
The study's aim was to check if and to what extent factors known to influence stereotyping (inhibition, facilitation), i.e., type of identity, interdependence and anxiety based on partner's high status, do interact. The study was an experimental design, where personal versus social identity was activated. Also, conditions of interdependence versus no-interdependence and anxiety versus no-anxiety were created. Stereotyping was measured by obtaining participants' reaction times while ascribing stereotypical attributes to an outgroup representative. Obtained data confirm that activation of social identity makes people more likely to use an outgroup's stereotype to describe its members, while personal identity activation (alone) diminishes this tendency. Anxiety raises tendencies to stereotype. Surprisingly, interdependence (alone) raises stereotyping rate, which contradicts previous findings. It also turned out that interdependence especially heightens stereotyping in personal identity and anxiety activation condition. The study suggests that the well-known stereotyping inhibitory and facilitating factors may bring surprising effects when we analyze their interactions.
Contributors
  • J. Roszak, Szkola Wyzsza Psychologii Spolecznej, ul. Chodakowska 19 / 31, 03-815 Warszawa, Poland
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CEJSH db identifier
07PLAAAA02364933
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.354c09c9-de16-3f86-a684-81e252fc3e3a
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