Research has shown that perceived group status positively predicts competence stereotypes but does not positively predict warmth stereotypes. The present study identified circumstances in which group status positively predicts both warmth and competence judgments. Students (N = 86) rated one of two groups (psychologists vs. engineers) presented as either being low or high in social status on warmth and competence. Results showed that status positively predicted competence stereotypes for both groups, but warmth stereotypes only for psychologists, for whom warmth traits are perceived to be functional in goal achievement. Moreover, for psychologists perceived warmth mediated the relationship between status and perceived competence. Results are discussed in terms of the contextual malleability of the relationship between perceived status, warmth, and competence.

Brambilla, M., Sacchi, S., Castellini, F., & Riva, P. (2010). The Effects of Status on Perceived Warmth and Competence: Malleability of the Relationship between Status and Stereotype Content. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 41(2), 82-87 [10.1027/1864-9335/a000012].

The Effects of Status on Perceived Warmth and Competence: Malleability of the Relationship between Status and Stereotype Content

BRAMBILLA, MARCO
;
SACCHI, SIMONA;CASTELLINI, FEDERICA;
2010

Abstract

Research has shown that perceived group status positively predicts competence stereotypes but does not positively predict warmth stereotypes. The present study identified circumstances in which group status positively predicts both warmth and competence judgments. Students (N = 86) rated one of two groups (psychologists vs. engineers) presented as either being low or high in social status on warmth and competence. Results showed that status positively predicted competence stereotypes for both groups, but warmth stereotypes only for psychologists, for whom warmth traits are perceived to be functional in goal achievement. Moreover, for psychologists perceived warmth mediated the relationship between status and perceived competence. Results are discussed in terms of the contextual malleability of the relationship between perceived status, warmth, and competence.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Competence; Group perception; Status; Stereotype content; Warmth;
English
82
87
6
Brambilla, M., Sacchi, S., Castellini, F., & Riva, P. (2010). The Effects of Status on Perceived Warmth and Competence: Malleability of the Relationship between Status and Stereotype Content. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 41(2), 82-87 [10.1027/1864-9335/a000012].
Brambilla, M; Sacchi, S; Castellini, F; Riva, P
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/10281/7045
Citazioni
  • Scopus 36
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 35
Social impact