Stereotyping as Inductive Hypothesis Testing (European Monographs in Social Psychology Series)

Stereotyping as Inductive Hypothesis Testing (European Monographs in Social Psychology Series)

by Klaus Fiedler, Eva Walther
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0863778321

ISBN-13: 9780863778322

Pub. Date: 12/23/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Traditional social hypotheses have a built-in tendency to verify themselves and so involuntarily resist attempts at stereotype change or correction. This is the insight demonstrated and discussed as the starting point for an alternative approach to the problem of stereotyping and hypothesis testing. This book explicates the proposition that many stereotypes

Overview

Traditional social hypotheses have a built-in tendency to verify themselves and so involuntarily resist attempts at stereotype change or correction. This is the insight demonstrated and discussed as the starting point for an alternative approach to the problem of stereotyping and hypothesis testing. This book explicates the proposition that many stereotypes originate not so much in individual brains, but in the stimulus environment that interacts with and constitutes the social individual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863778322
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/23/2003
Series:
European Monographs in Social Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

The Topic of Social Hypothesis Testing. Stereotyping as a Cognitive-Environmental Learning Process: Delineating the Conceptual Framework. Learning of Social Hypotheses - Stereotypes as Illusory Correlations. The Auto-verification of Social Hypotheses. Information Search in the 'Inner World': The Origin of Stereotypes in Memory. Testing Social Hypotheses in Tri-variate Problem Space: Further Variants of Environmental Stereotype Learning. Explicit and Implicit Hypotheses Testing in a Complex Environment. The Vicissitudes of Information Sampling in a Fallible Environment: An Integrative Framework. Epilogue: Locating CELA in Modern Stereotype Research.

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