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 book, which both advances a novel perspective and provides a coherent overview of key arguments and empirical developments in research on stereotypes.

Following a definition of stereotypes,

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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 book, which both advances a novel perspective and provides a coherent overview of key arguments and empirical developments in research on stereotypes.

Following a definition of stereotypes, the authors cover a wide range of literatures and theoretical perspectives to present a comprehensive critique of the subject. The text - which has a preface by Susan Fiske - reviews the classical work on psychodynamic and authoritarian theories through to contemporary sociocultural research. Additionally, the authors offer a close analysis of key theoretical approa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803985841
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

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