Lack of control leads to less stereotypic perceptions of groups: An individual difference perspective

Guinote, Ana (2001) Lack of control leads to less stereotypic perceptions of groups: An individual difference perspective. Análise Psicológica, 19 (3). pp. 453-460. ISSN 0870-8231 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

One study was conducted to analyze the effect of perceived control over one's life on group perception. Participants were presented with abstract and exemplar information regarding a group of 100 lawyers and answered a questionnaire with questions regarding group perception and perceived control. Considering that lack of control leads to effortful information seeking, it was expected, and found that participants who perceived less control over their lives perceived the group of lawyers in a less stereotypic and more variable way than participants who perceived more control over their lives. This result is in line with results showing that lack of control leads to increased perceived group variability. The role of motivation on group perception is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Control deprivation, perceived group variability, stereotypes, individual differences.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2008 12:21
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 13:41
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4297 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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