Influence of prototypes on perceptions of prejudice.

@article{Inman1996InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of prototypes on perceptions of prejudice.},
  author={Marlene Inman and Robert S. Baron},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1996},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={
          727-39
        }
}
Two studies examined the influence of cultural stereotypes and personal factors (one's race, gender) on perceptions of racial and gender discrimination. Overall, the data suggest that our perceptions of prejudice are strongly influenced by specific expectations regarding who are the prototypic perpetrators and victims of prejudice. More general expectations regarding out-group conflict or regarding only the characteristics of the perpetrator appear to have less of an impact on such perceptions… CONTINUE READING

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