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By Steven J. Stroessner, Jeffrey W. Sherman

This quantity makes a speciality of social notion, the processing of knowledge approximately humans. This factor has continuously been critical to social psychology, yet this e-book brings jointly literatures that during huge half were separated via the character of the social target that's concerned. traditionally, study on individual conception constructed fairly independently from study concerning perceptions of teams. while the previous examine mostly interested in the cognitive techniques serious about forming impressions of people, study on workforce notion tested the content material of stereotypes and the stipulations lower than which they're utilized in social judgment. there has been been little overlap within the theories and strategies of those subfields, and diversified researchers have been significant in each.

The chapters during this booklet will spotlight learn and theorizing approximately social conception, exploring the methods concerned about social conception from individuals to teams. a few chapters describe paintings that used to be initially constructed in individual notion yet is being prolonged to realizing teams. different chapters illustrate how a few techniques studied within the area of stereotyping additionally have an effect on perceptions of person folks. eventually, different chapters specialise in variables that impact perceptions and judgments of either participants and teams, proving possibilities for better popularity of the typical set of things which are vital to all kinds of social perception.

The groundbreaking publication presents crucial analyzing for upper-level classes on social cognition or social belief, and will additionally function an auxiliary textual content in classes on interpersonal perception/relations and classes on stereotyping/intergroup relations.

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1998). Perceiving social groups: The importance of the entitativity continuum. In C. Sedikides, J. Schopler, & C. A. ), Intergroup cognition and intergroup behavior (pp. 47–74). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Hamilton, D. , Sherman, S. , & Maddox, K. B. (1999). Dualities and continua: Implications for understanding perceptions of persons and groups. In S. Chaiken & Y. ), Dual process theories in social psychology (pp. 606–626). New York, NY: Guilford Press. Hamilton, D. , Sherman, S.

Importantly, these different kinds of questions and issues took us far from the illusory correlation paradigm. Presumably forever. But in the last few years through a set of serendipitous circumstances, I have been working with my son Jeff and 22 S. J. , 2009; see Chapter 7, this volume) on the application of a model of categorization to the perception of social targets and to the development of stereotypes for those targets. Specifically, we have used John Kruschke’s attention theory of category learning (Kruschke, 2001, 2003).

Rutchick, A. , Hamilton, D. , & Petrocelli, J. V. (2006). A functional perspective on group memberships: Differential need fulfillment in a group typology. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 707–719. Kruschke, J. K. (2001). The inverse base-rate effect is not explained by eliminative inference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27, 1385–1400. 24 S. J. Sherman Kruschke, J. K. (2003). Attention in learning. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12, 1761–175.

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