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The illusion of mental health.
TLDR
Evidence is presented indicating that many people who look healthy on standard mental health scales are not psychologically healthy, and illusory mental health (based on defensive denial of distress) has physiological costs and may be a risk factor for medical illness. Expand
Stereotypes and Standards of Judgment
People routinely adjust their subjective judgment standards as they evaluate members of stereotyped social groups. Such shifts are less likely to occur, however, when judgments are made on stable,Expand
Shifting standards and stereotype-based judgments.
: Four studies tested a model of stereotype-based shifts in judgment standards developed by M. Biernat, M. Manis, and T. E. Nelson (1991). The model suggests that subjective judgments of targetExpand
Mental Exercising Through Simple Socializing: Social Interaction Promotes General Cognitive Functioning
TLDR
A positive relationship between social interaction, assessed via amount of actual social contact, and cognitive functioning in people from three age groups including younger adults is found and a small amount of social interaction can facilitate cognitive performance. Expand
Shifting standards and stereotype-based judgments.
Four studies tested a model of stereotype-based shifts in judgment standards developed by M. Biernat, M. Manis, and T. E. Nelson (1991). The model suggests that subjective judgments of target personsExpand
Comparison and expectancy processes in human judgment.
This work explored a judgment model proposed by Manis and Paskewitz (1984a). The model suggests that prior experience with the members of a given category affects the assessment of other categoryExpand
Availability heuristic in judgments of set size and frequency of occurrence.
The availability heuristic has been widely cited as an important factor in the judgment process. However, the evidence that availability is important in judging category size is not fully convincing.Expand
Cognitive Social Psychology
Social psychology is presently dominated by cognitive theories that emphasize the importance of personal beliefs and in tellective processes as the immediate determinants of behavior. The presentExpand
Judging psychopathology: Expectation and contrast
Abstract An experiment was performed to assess the role of expectations in psychosocial contrast effects. Subjects were initially presented with a series of word definitions that were either high orExpand
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