Bases of political judgments: The role of stereotypic and nonstereotypic information

@article{Riggle1992BasesOP,
  title={Bases of political judgments: The role of stereotypic and nonstereotypic information},
  author={Ellen D. B. Riggle and Victor C. Ottati and Robert S Wyer and James H. Kuklinski and Norbert Schwarz},
  journal={Political Behavior},
  year={1992},
  volume={14},
  pages={67-87}
}
Three experiments investigated the role of stereotypic and nonstereotypic criteria in judgments of political candidates. The effects of physical attractiveness, political party, and stands on specific issues on both absolute and comparative judgments of political candidates were examined to evaluate three hypotheses about stereotype and attribute use. In the absence of other information, candidates' physical attractiveness (conveyed through photographs) had a substantial influence on subjects… 

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