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Stereotyping in attributions of responsibility and social sanctions
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2004 (English)In: the 6th European Social Cognition Network Meeting, Lisboa, Portugal, 2004Conference paper (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

Attributions of the actor’s own responsibility for his or her situation decide what emotional reaction and further behaviour an observer will have towards him or her (e.g. Weiner 2001). Actor’s responsibility was combined with ethnicity since previous research on stereotyping gives plenty of evidence that individuals from subordinate groups will be less socially desirable than individuals from dominant groups. The amount of help behaviour was correlated with scores on The Social Dominance Orientation Scale. Results showed higher help scores for out-group targets and a negative correlation with SDO. The first was unexpected and needs further research to be fully understood and the latter was in line with hypothesis and previous research. This was tested 119 persons.

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Help behaviours, attributions, responsibility, Social Dominance Theory
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-68474OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-68474DiVA: diva2:96385
Available from: 2005-02-28 Created: 2005-02-28

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