Forming Impressions of Personality A Replication and Review of Asch's (1946) Evidence for a Primacy-of-Warmth Effect in Impression Formation

  title={Forming Impressions of Personality A Replication and Review of Asch's (1946) Evidence for a Primacy-of-Warmth Effect in Impression Formation},
  author={Sanne Nauts and Oliver Langner and Inge Huijsmans and Roos Vonk and Dani{\"e}l H. J. Wigboldus},
  journal={Social Psychology},
Asch's seminal research on ''Forming Impressions of Personality'' (1946) has widely been cited as providing evidence for a primacy-of-warmth effect, suggesting that warmth-related judgments have a stronger influence on impressions of personality than competence- related judgments (e.g., Fiske, Cuddy, & Glick, 2007; Wojciszke, 2005). Because this effect does not fit with Asch's Gestalt-view on impression formation and does not readily follow from the data presented in his original paper, the… 

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