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When Do We Communicate Stereotypes? Influence of the Social Context on the Linguistic Expectancy Bias

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Wigboldus, Daniël H. J.; Spears, Russell; Semin, Gün R.

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Abstract The linguistic expectancy bias (LEB) refers to the tendency to describe expectancy consistent information at a higher level of linguistic abstraction than expectancy inconsistent information. Two experiments examined the influence of the social communicative context on the production of this linguistic bias by manipulating the group membership of the actor in, and the recipient of, stereotypical information. Results supported the prediction that an LEB effect based on stereotypes is especially pronounced in an intergroup social communicative context in which either the actor in or the recipient of the stereotypical information is an outgroup member.
Free Keywords communication; intergroup; language; linguistic expectancy bias; recipient effects; social context; stereotypes;
Document language English
Publication Year 2005
Page/Pages p. 215-230
Journal Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 8 (2005) 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430205053939
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)