The good, the bad, and the ugly

Lucy Johnston, Vance Locke, Louise Giles, Kate Rattray

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The impact of the activation of positive and negative components of an ethnic stereotype on judgments of responsibility for both positive and negative stereotypic behaviors was considered. Overall, stereotype activation biased judgments in a stereotype-consistent manner, across both positive and negative scenarios. Generalization of these judgments to more global trait perceptions of the target was limited to the negative scenario. Results are discussed in terms of both the use of stereotypes as inferential shortcuts and in-group favoritism mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-741
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes


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