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Social cognition: Categorical person perception

Social cognition: Categorical person perception,10.1348/000712601162059,British Journal of Psychology,C. Neil Macrae,Galen V. Bodenhausen

Social cognition: Categorical person perception   (Citations: 39)
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In attemptingto make sense of others,perceiversregularlyconstructand use categorical representations(e.g. stereotypes)to streamline the person perception process. A debate that has dominated recent theorizing about the nature and function of these representa- tions concerns the conditions under which they are activated in everyday life. The presentarticlereviewsthisworkand considersthe automaticityofcategoryactivationin person perception.
Journal: British Journal of Psychology - BRIT J PSYCHOL , vol. 92, no. 1, pp. 239-255, 2001
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    • ...This is consistent with the “the metaphor that is most relevant for an understanding of social cognitive functioning [which] is of the social perceiver as an efficiency expert” (Macrae & Bodenhausen, 2001)...

    Brant R. Burleson. A Constructivist Approach to Listening

    • ...Yet the theory and research in this area has focused almost exclusively on how the cultural obsession in the United States with women’s bodies leads to selfobjectification (see Calogero et al. 2011) and a host of psychological sequelae from eating disorders (e.g., Noll and Fredrickson 1998; Tiggemann and Kuring 2004) to poorer math performance (Fredrickson et al. 1998; Quinn et al. 2006)...
    • ...People spontaneously categorize others on the basis of various visible features, such as gender, age, race, weight, and attractiveness, though the basis for that spontaneous assessment can change across contexts (Macrae and Bodenhausen 2001)...

    Thomas Lee Budesheim. Going Out on a Limb in an Underdeveloped Branch of Objectification Res...

    • ...A significant amount of research in psychology demonstrates that stereotypes are energy-saving devices that serve the important cognitive function of simplifying information processing (e.g., Macrae and Bodenhausen 2001)...
    • ...candidates, the name of the candidate (a female name versus a male name) will prime or activate people’s gender stereotypes (e.g., Brewer 1988; Fiske et al. 1999; Macrae and Bodenhausen 2001)...

    Kim L. Fridkinet al. Bad for Men, Better for Women: The Impact of Stereotypes During Negati...

    • ...Why should the car aggressiveness stereotype, so patently alive and well, not have influenced judgements in the current study? In the person perception literature, there is a major ongoing debate as to whether stereotypes are invariably invoked in making social judgements: in Devine's (1989) terms, whether stereotypes are essentially an automatic or a controlled cognitive process (see Macrae & Bodenhausen, 2001 for a review)...

    Graham M. Davies. Estimating the speed of vehicles: the influence of stereotypes

    • ...Recent research on category application illuminates some of the underlying conditions of the automatic thinking mode (Macrae and Bodenhausen 2000, 2001)...

    Torsten Ringberget al. Communication assumptions in consumer research: An alternative socio‐c...

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