Effects of Power on Perceived and Objective Group Variability: Evidence That More Powerful Groups are More Variable

Guinote, Ana and Judd, Charles M. and Brauer, Markus (2002) Effects of Power on Perceived and Objective Group Variability: Evidence That More Powerful Groups are More Variable. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82 (5). pp. 708-721. ISSN 0022-3514. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The perception of group variability is affected by social power and status, Three different mechanisms may be responsible for these effects: (a) the power of the perceiver affects perceived group variability (b) the power of the perceived group affects its perceived variability; and (c) the power of the group affects its actual variability. Two studies are reported to tease apart these three mechanisms and provide support for the third. In the first study, high- and low-power groups interacted and subsequently judged each other. In the second study, participants observed and rated the Study I groups, either knowing their power relationship or not. Results suggest that members of high-power groups manifest greater interpersonal variability than members of low-power groups.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2008 17:37
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 13:41
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4306 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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