Stereotypes and Social Cognition

Stereotypes and Social Cognition

by Jacques-Philippe Leyens, Vincent Y.A. Yzerbyt, Georges Schadron
     
 

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Are stereotypes intrinsically erroneous? Do they have pragmatic value? What constitutes an adequate social judgement? These and other questions are answered in this ambitious and interesting book. While advancing a novel perspective, Stereotypes and Social Cognition also provides a coherent and much needed overview of the key arguments and empirical developments in…  See more details below

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Are stereotypes intrinsically erroneous? Do they have pragmatic value? What constitutes an adequate social judgement? These and other questions are answered in this ambitious and interesting book. While advancing a novel perspective, Stereotypes and Social Cognition also provides a coherent and much needed overview of the key arguments and empirical developments in research on stereotypes. Starting with a definition of stereotypes, the authors cover a wide range of diverse literatures and theoretical perspectives to present a comprehensive critique of the subject. The text spans a review of the classical work on psychodynamic and authoritarian theories through to contemporary sociocultural research. Moreover, the authors offer a close analysis of key theoretical approaches including social identity theory, social cognition and self-categorization theory. At the same time relevant cross-cultural issues are explored. This clearly-written and engaging book will be essential reading for students and academics in social psychology and for anyone with an interest in the phenomenon of social stereotyping.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803985834
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/09/1994
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

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