Affect, Cognition and Stereotyping - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781493304387, 9780080885797

Affect, Cognition and Stereotyping

1st Edition

Interactive Processes in Group Perception

Editors: Diane Mackie David Hamilton
eBook ISBN: 9780080885797
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124644106
Paperback ISBN: 9781493304387
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th June 2014
Page Count: 389
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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.

Key Features

  • Reviewed Development, maintenance, and change of stereotypes and prejudice
  • Interaction of affective and cognitive processes as antecendents of stereotyping and prejudice
  • Affect and cognitive consequences of group categorization, preception, and interaction
  • The interaction of cognitive and affective processes in social perception
  • Award Winning Chapter "The Esses et al", was the 1992 winner of the Otto Klineberg award given by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, which cited the chapter as having offered, "a substantial advance in our understanding of basic psychological processes, underlying racism, stereotyping, and prejudice."


Research psychologists, graduate-level students, and interested lay people

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.


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About the Editor

Diane Mackie

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.

David Hamilton

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.


"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

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