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Stereotypes as Shared Beliefs: Effects of Group Identity on Dyadic Conversations

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Karasawa, Minoru; Asai, Nobuko; Tanabe, Yoshiko

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Abstract Two experiments examined the influence of stereotypes on dyadic conversations. Undergraduate students listened to a recorded interview of a student who was described as either a member of their in-group or of an out-group. The interview contained stereotype-consistent (SC) and stereotype-inconsistent (SI) descriptions of each group. Participants' conversations about the stimulus person were content-analyzed. One most consistent result was that for the out-group target, participants made more SI than SC utterances and spent more time discussing SI information. The difference between SC and SI utterances disappeared (Study 2) or was reversed (Study 1) for the in-group target. These patterns were observed particularly when the stimulus information contained a balanced combination of SC and SI characteristics. Furthermore, the stereotypicality of the conversations was related not only to the participant's own judgments but also to the partner's judgments. The significance of studying stereotypes as collectively shared intergroup attitudes is discussed.
Free Keywords conversation; group identity; shared cognition; stereotype-consistent and inconsistent;
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 515-532
Journal Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 10 (2007) 4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430207081538
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)