Social cognition: Categorical person perception.

C Neil MacRae, G. V. Bodenhausen

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Abstract

In attempting to make sense of others, perceivers regularly construct and 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 representations concerns the conditions under which they are activated in everyday life. The present article reviews this work and considers the automaticity of category activation in person perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-255
Number of pages16
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume92
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION
  • CONTEXTUAL FACILITATION
  • STEREOTYPE SUPPRESSION
  • CONTROLLED COMPONENTS
  • RACIAL STEREOTYPES
  • PREJUDICE
  • CATEGORIZATION
  • ATTITUDES
  • ATTENTION
  • MEMORY

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