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The assessment of national stereotypes: a methodological study


Jonas, Klaus; Hewstone, Miles (1986). The assessment of national stereotypes: a methodological study. The Journal of Social Psychology, 126(6):745-754.

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Assessed the effect of instructions on 60 German undergraduates' judgments concerning national stereotypes. Instructions to describe either typical individuals of different nationalities or different national groups had no effect on ratings of content, certainty, or uniformity of stereotypes. Percentage-based stereotype ratings were significantly less intense than point scales. Extent, percentage, and probability stereotyping instructions were highly correlated with liking for national groups. Ss generally viewed the stereotyping task negatively, especially in the probability condition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Abstract

Assessed the effect of instructions on 60 German undergraduates' judgments concerning national stereotypes. Instructions to describe either typical individuals of different nationalities or different national groups had no effect on ratings of content, certainty, or uniformity of stereotypes. Percentage-based stereotype ratings were significantly less intense than point scales. Extent, percentage, and probability stereotyping instructions were highly correlated with liking for national groups. Ss generally viewed the stereotyping task negatively, especially in the probability condition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords:individual vs group focus & extent vs percentage vs probability judgment & nationality instructional set, assessment of national stereotypes, college students, West Germany Experimental Instructions Probability Judgment Racial and Ethnic Attitudes Stereotyped Attitudes
Date:1986
Deposited On:23 Oct 2012 13:57
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:00
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1940-1183
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.1986.9713656

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