Affect, Cognition and Stereotyping

Interactive Processes in Group Perception

Edited by

  • Diane Mackie, University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
  • David Hamilton, University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.

This volume presents a collection of chapters exploring the interface of cognitive and affective processes in stereotyping. Stereotypes and prejudice have long been topics of interest in social psychology, but early literature and research in this area focused on affect alone, while later studies focused primarily on cognitive factors associated with information processing strategies. This volume integrates the roles of both affect and cognition with regard to the formation, representation, and modification of stereotypes and the implications of these processes for the escalation or amelioration of intergroup tensions.
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Research psychologists, graduate-level students, and interested lay people.


Book information

  • Published: March 1993
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-464410-6


The topic is timely. The editors are highly qualified, and the authors make an impressive list. The book could be intellectually important. all in all, I think it's a very good bet. Martin Hoffman, New York University

Table of Contents

Cognitive and Affective Processes in Intergroup Perception: The Developing Interface.Emotions, Arousal, and Stereotypic Judgments: A Heuristic Model of Affect and Stereotyping.The Influence of Affect on Stereotyping: The Case of Illusory Correlations.Affect and Perceived Group Variability: Implications for Stereotyping and Prejudice.The Role of Anxiety in Facilitating Stereotypic Judgments of Out-Group Behavior.Cognition and Affect in Stereotyping: Parallel Interactive Networks.Values, Stereotypes, and Emotions as Determinants of Intergroup Attitudes.Stereotypes and Evaluative Intergroup Bias.Mere Exposure Effects With Outgroup Stimuli.Applications of Emotion Theory and Research to Stereotyping and Intergroup Relations.Negative Interdependence and Prejudice: Whence the Affect?Stereotyping and Affect in Discourse: Interpreting the Meaning of Elderly Painful Self-Disclosure.Social Identity and Social Emotions: Toward New Conceptualizations of Prejudice.The Role of Discrepancy Associated Affect in Prejudice Reduction.Social Stigma: The Consequences of Attributional Ambiguity.Affect, Cognition, and Sterotyping: Concluding Comments.Commentary.Subject Index.