Group status, perceptions of agency, and the correspondence bias: Attributional processes in the formation of stereotypes about high and low status groups

  title={Group status, perceptions of agency, and the correspondence bias: Attributional processes in the formation of stereotypes about high and low status groups},
  author={Jason A. Nier and Priya Bajaj and Meghan McLean and Elizabeth Schwartz},
  journal={Group Processes \& Intergroup Relations},
  pages={476 - 487}
The Stereotype Content Model proposes that competence (or alternatively, agency) is a fundamental dimension of stereotypes. According to this model, beliefs about agency are partially due to the status relations between groups, such that high status groups are perceived to possess agency, whereas low status groups are perceived to lack agentic characteristics. Despite the considerable support for this model, the psychological processes that produce these stereotypes have not been fully explored… 

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