Wpływ przekonań o stalości-zmienności charakteru narodowego na stereotypy i ustosunkowanie do innych narodowości
THE INFLUENCE OF BELIEFS ABOUT STABILITY-MALLEABILITY OF NATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS ON STEREOTYPES AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS OTHER NATIONS
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Research has shown that implicit beliefs about the malleability/stability of human traits can play a vital role in stereotype formation and expression. We predicted that beliefs about stability/malleability of national characteristics may influence stereotypes and attitudes toward different nations. After having experimentally induced the beliefs about stability or malleability of own or other nation's traits, we measured evaluative meaning of the stereotypes and attitudes toward other nations. The participants who were convinced about the malleability of other nations' traits showed more positive stereotypes and attitudes towards other nations than those who believed that national traits are stable. In contrast, participants who were convinced that their own national traits are fixed presented a more positive attitude towards other nations than those who believed that Polish traits may change and evolve.
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