Stereotypes as Explanations: The Formation of Meaningful Beliefs about Social Groups

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Subject index
accentuation effects, 3, 6, 33, 46–50, 68–9, 112, 122–5, 128, 132, 189–90
attention, 115–16, 134, 142
attribution, see explanation
automaticity, 13, 27–8, 71, 139–44
biases, see stereotypic distortion
categorization, 2, 3, 14, 16–37, 39, 40, 46–50, 57–8, 73–6, 94–5, 112
category formation, see categorization
cognitive load and economy, 3, 4, 7, 115–16, 127, 191–2
cognitive miser view, 3, 4
coherence, 3, 98–9, 108, 193
comparative fit, see fit
competition, 117–18
consensus, 5–6, 15, 28–9, 83–4, 88, 160–85, 190, 194, 198–9
constraint relations, 16–19, 109, 187–8
contingency, 90, 193
covariation, 13, 17, 25–6, 27, 29, 30, 38, 187
dependence, 14, 111–26
differentiation, 6, 33, 46–61, 65–6, 127–56
discrimination, 116–17, 155–6, 193–4
entitativity, 12, 35, 41, 45, 196
entity-incremental theory distinction, 45, 78, 80
essentialism, 8, 13, 21, 35, 38–66, 187–8, 195–7
exemplar model of social judgement, 3, 71
expectancies, 14, 49, 50–7, 63, 70–8, 97–9, 118–19, 129, 132, 145–50, 159, 198
explanation, 2–4, 7, 12–14, 16–17, 21, 25, 26, 43, 45, 63–4, 67–8, 87–9, 94–5, 162, 186–99
fit, 21, 40, 58, 67–89, 132, 133, 159, 162–3, 172–3, 188
fundamental attribution error, 42–3
gestalts, 8
group attribution error, 118–22
group homogeneity, 41, 123–4
hierarchies, 33
hypothesis testing, 103–11
identification, 44, 134, 150–1
illusory correlation, 9–11, 32–3, 50–7, 67, 90–110, 135–9, 188, 189
illusory correlation, distinctiveness-based, 9, 10, 50–7, 67, 70, 91, 93, 136, 188
illusory correlation and differentiated meaning, 11, 24–5, 51–7, 91–3, 103–10, 136–9, 155, 160, 193–4
illusory correlation and distinctiveness, 9, 11, 128, 136, 150
illusory correlation, expectancy-based, 9–10, 57, 90–110, 188
illusory correlation, information loss accounts, 11, 51, 93, 136
interdependence, see dependence
intergroup relations, 1, 6, 33, 34, 66, 123, 150–2, 174–83, 190–1, 197–8
justification, 16–17, 25, 172, 187
knowledge, enduring nature of, 3, 13, 17–19, 23–5, 27–9, 32, 36, 63–5, 76–85, 134, 144–5, 147, 187, 194–5
labelling, 96–7
meaning, 14, 65–6, 101–10, 128, 189, 192
mechanism-based knowledge, 13, 17, 29–30, 38, 187
meta-contrast, see fit

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